- 1the final part of something, especially a period of time, an activity, or a story
- 2the furthest or most extreme part or point of something
- 3a goal or objective
Using end: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "end" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The end of the movie was unexpected.
We are nearing the end of the year.
I can see the end of the tunnel.
What is your end goal in life?
end Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using end
The concert came to an end after three hours of music.
I'll keep my end up and pay you back next week.
After months of job searching, she finally saw a light at the end of the tunnel when she got an interview.
Phrases with end
At the end of the day, it's important to remember what really matters.
I don't want to hear any more excuses. You're not going to the party, end of story.
She worked on her project for hours on end.
Origins of end
from Old English 'end', related to 'and' meaning 'conjunction'
Summary: end in Brief
The term 'end' [ɛnd] refers to the final part of something, the furthest or most extreme point of something, or a goal or objective. It can be used in contexts ranging from time periods to stories, as in 'The end of the movie was unexpected.' Phrases like 'at the end of the day' and idioms like 'come to an end' are also common. 'End' has formal synonyms like 'conclusion' and 'termination,' and informal synonyms like 'wrap-up' and 'finishing touch.'