1. Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death.
2. Gram. The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d Case, 5.
Ending day, day of death.
End v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ending.]
1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. “I shall end this strife.”
On the seventh day God ended his work. --Gen. ii. 2.
2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
3. To destroy; to put to death. “This sword hath ended him.”
To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead.
n 1: the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final
morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an
ending" [syn: termination]
2: the act of ending something; "the termination of the
agreement" [syn: termination, conclusion]
3: the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the
year"; "the ending of warranty period" [syn: end] [ant:
4: event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the
ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are
broadcast it will be the finish of the show" [syn: conclusion,
finish] [ant: beginning]
5: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want
to say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing]