Meaning of END in English

END

I. noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Old English; akin to Old High German enti ~, Latin ante before, Greek anti against Date: before 12th century 1. the part of an area that lies at the boundary, b. a point that marks the extent of something, the point where something ceases to exist , the extreme or last part lengthwise ; tip , the terminal unit of something spatial that is marked off by units, a player stationed at the extremity of a line (as in football), 2. cessation of a course of action, pursuit, or activity, death , destruction , c. the ultimate state, result , issue , something incomplete, fragmentary, or undersized ; remnant , 4. an outcome worked toward ; purpose , the object by virtue of or for the sake of which an event takes place, 5. a share in an undertaking , a particular operation or aspect of an undertaking or organization , something that is extreme ; ultimate , a period of action or turn in any of various sports events (as archery or lawn bowling), see: intention ~ed adjective II. verb Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to bring to an ~, destroy , to make up the ~ of , intransitive verb 1. to come to an ~ , to reach a specified ultimate rank, situation, or place, die , see: close III. adjective Date: 13th century final , ultimate , IV. transitive verb Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect in to harvest Date: 1607 to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

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