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The terminal point of something in space or time.
(RQ:Grahame Wind in the Willows)
The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.
(RQ:Shakespeare Richard 3)
1732, (w), (epitaph) On Mr. Gay, in Westminster Abbey:
- A safe companion and and easy friend / Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end.
The most extreme point of an object, especially one that is longer than it is wide.
(RQ:King James Version): and all the kinreds of the nations ſhall woꝛſhip befoꝛe thee.
(RQ:Shakespeare Julius Caesar)
1876, Great Britain. Public Record Office, John Sherren Brewer, Robert Henry Brodie, James Gairdner, ''Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII'' (volume 4, issue 3, part 2, page 3154)
- The end was that he was thought an archfool.
1825, (w), ''Aids to Reflection in the Formation of a Manly Character'', Aphorism VI, page 146:
- When every man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end.
1946, (w), ''History of Western Philosophy'', I.21:
- There is a long argument to prove that foreign conquest is not the end of the State, showing that many people took the imperialist view.
(RQ:Fitzgerald Great Gatsby).
A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion.
That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap.
to come to an end
(RQ:King James Version)
(RQ:Shakespeare Merchant of Venice)
1896, (w), ''(w)'', XLV, lines 7-8:
- But play the man, stand up and end you, / When your sickness is your soul.
than (in comparisons)
(with interrogatives) no matter, ever
even (in the modern language only in the combination ''end ikke'' "not even")