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END, n.

1. The extreme point of a line, or of anything that has more length than breadth; as the end of a house; the end of a table; the end of a finger; the end of a chain or rope. When bodies or figures have equal dimensions, or equal length and breadth, the extremities are called sides.

2. The extremity or last part, in general; the close or conclusion, applied to time.

At the end of two months, she returned. Judges 11.

3. The conclusion or cessation of an action.

Of the increase of his government there shall be no end. Is.9.

4. The close or conclusion; as the end of a chapter.

5. Ultimate state or condition; final doom.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Ps.37.

6. The point beyond which no progression can be made.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. Ps.107.

7. Final determination; conclusion of debate or deliberation.

My guilt be on my head and there's an end!

8. Close of life; death; decease.

Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end.

9. Cessation; period; close of a particular state of things; as the end of the world.

10. Limit; termination.

There is no end of the store. Hahum 2.

11. Destruction. Amos 8.

The end of all flesh is come. Gen.6.

12. Cause of death; a destroyer.

And award

Either of you to be the other's end.

13. Consequence; issue; result; conclusive event; conclusion.

The end of these things is death. Rom.6.

14. A fragment or broken piece.

Old odd ends.

15. The ultimate point or thing at which one aims or directs his views; the object intended to be reached or accomplished by any action or scheme; purpose intended; scope; aim; drift; as private ends; public ends.

Two things I shall propound to you, as ends.

The end of the commandments is charity. l Tim.1.

A right to the end, implies a right to the means necessary for attaining it.

16. An end, for on end, upright; erect; as, his hair stands an end.

17. The ends of the earth, in scripture, are the remotest parts of the earth, or the inhabitants of those parts.

END, v.t. To finish; to close; to conclude; to terminate; as, to end a controversy; to end a war.

On the seventh day God ended his work. Gen.2.

1. To destroy; to put to death.

King Harry, thy sword hath ended him.

END, v.i. To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; as, a voyage ends by the return of a ship.

1. To terminate; to close; to conclude. The discourse ends with impressive words.

2. To cease; to come to a close. Winter ends in March, and summer in September. A good like ends in peace.



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END, n.

1. The extreme point of a line, or of anything that has more length than breadth; as the end of a house; the end of a table; the end of a finger; the end of a chain or rope. When bodies or figures have equal dimensions, or equal length and breadth, the extremities are called sides.

2. The extremity or last part, in general; the close or conclusion, applied to time.

At the end of two months, she returned. Judges 11.

3. The conclusion or cessation of an action.

Of the increase of his government there shall be no end. Is.9.

4. The close or conclusion; as the end of a chapter.

5. Ultimate state or condition; final doom.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Ps.37.

6. The point beyond which no progression can be made.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. Ps.107.

7. Final determination; conclusion of debate or deliberation.

My guilt be on my head and there's an end!

8. Close of life; death; decease.

Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end.

9. Cessation; period; close of a particular state of things; as the end of the world.

10. Limit; termination.

There is no end of the store. Hahum 2.

11. Destruction. Amos 8.

The end of all flesh is come. Gen.6.

12. Cause of death; a destroyer.

And award

Either of you to be the other's end.

13. Consequence; issue; result; conclusive event; conclusion.

The end of these things is death. Rom.6.

14. A fragment or broken piece.

Old odd ends.

15. The ultimate point or thing at which one aims or directs his views; the object intended to be reached or accomplished by any action or scheme; purpose intended; scope; aim; drift; as private ends; public ends.

Two things I shall propound to you, as ends.

The end of the commandments is charity. l Tim.1.

A right to the end, implies a right to the means necessary for attaining it.

16. An end, for on end, upright; erect; as, his hair stands an end.

17. The ends of the earth, in scripture, are the remotest parts of the earth, or the inhabitants of those parts.

END, v.t. To finish; to close; to conclude; to terminate; as, to end a controversy; to end a war.

On the seventh day God ended his work. Gen.2.

1. To destroy; to put to death.

King Harry, thy sword hath ended him.

END, v.i. To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; as, a voyage ends by the return of a ship.

1. To terminate; to close; to conclude. The discourse ends with impressive words.

2. To cease; to come to a close. Winter ends in March, and summer in September. A good like ends in peace.

END, n. [Sax. end, ende, or ænde; G. ende; D. eind; Sw. ände; Dan. ende; Goth. andei; Basque, ondoa; Sans. anda or anta; Per. اَنْدَانْ andan.]

  1. The extreme point of a line, or of any thing that has more length than breadth; as, the end of a house; the end of a table; the end of a finger; the end of a chain or rope. When bodies or figures have equal dimensions, or equal length and breadth, the extremities are called sides.
  2. The extremity or last part, in general; the close or conclusion, applied to time. At the end of two months, she returned. Judges xi.
  3. The conclusion or cessation of an action. Of the Increase of his government there shall be no end. Is. ix.
  4. The close or conclusion; as, the end of a chapter.
  5. Ultimate state or condition; final doom. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Ps. xxxvii.
  6. The point beyond which no progression can be made. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. Ps. cvii.
  7. Final determination; conclusion of debate or deliberation. My guilt be on my head and there's an end! Shak.
  8. Close of life; death; decease. Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end. Pope.
  9. Cessation; period; close of a particular state of things; as, the end of the world.
  10. Limit; termination. There is no end of the store. Nahum ii.
  11. Destruction. Amos viii. The end of all flesh is come. Gen. vi.
  12. Cause of death; a destroyer. And award / Either of you to be the other's end. Shak.
  13. Consequence; issue; result; conclusive event; conclusion. The end of these things is death. Rom. vi.
  14. A fragment or broken piece. Old odd ends. Shak.
  15. The ultimate point or thing at which one aims or directs his views; the object intended to be reached or accomplished by any action or scheme; purpose intended; scope; aim; drift; as, private ends; public ends. Two things shall propound to you as ends. Suckling. The end of the commandments is charity. 1 Tim. i. A right to the end, implies a right to the means necessary for attaining it. Law.
  16. An end, for on end, upright; erect; as, his hair stands an end.
  17. The ends of the earth, in Scripture, are the remotest parts of the earth, or the inhabitants of those parts.

END, v.i.

  1. To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; as, a voyage ends by the return of a ship.
  2. To terminate; to close; to conclude. The discourse ends with impressive words.
  3. To cease; to come to a close; as, winter ends in March, and summer in September; a good life ends in peace.

END, v.t.

  1. To finish; to close; to conclude; to terminate; as, to end a controversy; to end a war. On the seventh day God ended his work. Gen. ii.
  2. To destroy; to put to death. King Harry, thy sword hath ended him. Shak.

End
  1. The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; -- opposed to beginning, when used of anything having a first part.

    Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof. Eccl. vii. 8.

  2. To bring to an end or conclusion] to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.

    "I shall end this strife." Shak.

    On the seventh day God ended his work. Gen. ii. 2.

  3. To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends.
  4. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence.

    My guilt be on my head, and there an end. Shak.

    O that a man might know
    The end of this day's business ere it come!
    Shak.

  5. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
  6. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction.

    Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end. Pope.

    Confound your hidden falsehood, and award
    Either of you to be the other's end.
    Shak.

    I shall see an end of him. Shak.

  7. To destroy; to put to death.

    "This sword hath ended him." Shak.

    To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead.

  8. The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labor for private or public ends.

    Losing her, the end of living lose. Dryden.

    When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end. Coleridge.

  9. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends.

    I clothe my naked villainy
    With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ,
    And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
    Shak.

  10. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.

    An end. (a) On end; upright; erect; endways. Spenser (b) To the end; continuously. [Obs.] Richardson. -- End bulb (Anat.), one of the bulblike bodies in which some sensory nerve fibers end in certain parts of the skin and mucous membranes; -- also called end corpuscles. -- End fly, a bobfly. -- End for end, one end for the other; in reversed order. -- End man, the last man in a row; one of the two men at the extremities of a line of minstrels. -- End on (Naut.), bow foremost. -- End organ (Anat.), the structure in which a nerve fiber ends, either peripherally or centrally. -- End plate (Anat.), one of the flat expansions in which motor nerve fibers terminate on muscular fibers. -- End play (Mach.), movement endwise, or room for such movement. -- End stone (Horol.), one of the two plates of a jewel in a timepiece; the part that limits the pivot's end play. -- Ends of the earth, the remotest regions of the earth. -- In the end, finally. Shak. -- On end, upright; erect. -- To the end, in order. Bacon. -- To make both ends meet, to live within one's income. Fuller. -- To put an end to, to destroy.

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END, noun

1. The extreme point of a line, or of anything that has more length than breadth; as the end of a house; the end of a table; the end of a finger; the end of a chain or rope. When bodies or figures have equal dimensions, or equal length and breadth, the extremities are called sides.

2. The extremity or last part, in general; the close or conclusion, applied to time.

At the end of two months, she returned. Judges 11:39.

3. The conclusion or cessation of an action.

Of the increase of his government there shall be no end Isaiah 9:7.

4. The close or conclusion; as the end of a chapter.

5. Ultimate state or condition; final doom.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Psalms 37:37.

6. The point beyond which no progression can be made.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end Psalms 107:27.

7. Final determination; conclusion of debate or deliberation.

My guilt be on my head and there's an end!

8. Close of life; death; decease.

Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end

9. Cessation; period; close of a particular state of things; as the end of the world.

10. Limit; termination.

There is no end of the store. Hahum 2.

11. Destruction. Amos 8:2.

The end of all flesh is come. Genesis 6:13.

12. Cause of death; a destroyer.

And award

Either of you to be the other's end

13. Consequence; issue; result; conclusive event; conclusion.

The end of these things is death. Romans 6:21.

14. A fragment or broken piece.

Old odd ends.

15. The ultimate point or thing at which one aims or directs his views; the object intended to be reached or accomplished by any action or scheme; purpose intended; scope; aim; drift; as private ends; public ends.

Two things I shall propound to you, as ends.

The end of the commandments is charity. l Tim.1.

A right to the end implies a right to the means necessary for attaining it.

16. An end for on end upright; erect; as, his hair stands an end

17. The ends of the earth, in scripture, are the remotest parts of the earth, or the inhabitants of those parts.

END, verb transitive To finish; to close; to conclude; to terminate; as, to end a controversy; to end a war.

On the seventh day God ended his work. Genesis 2:2.

1. To destroy; to put to death.

King Harry, thy sword hath ended him.

END, verb intransitive To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; as, a voyage ends by the return of a ship.

1. To terminate; to close; to conclude. The discourse ends with impressive words.

2. To cease; to come to a close. Winter ends in March, and summer in September. A good like ends in peace.

END'-ALL, noun Final close. [Not used.]

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