English definition of “end”
FINAL PART [no plural] › the final part of something such as a period of time, activity, or story: I'll pay you at the end of next month. I didn't meet him until the end of the course. a film with a twist at the end
FURTHEST PART [C] › the furthest part or final part of a place or thing: They live at the other end of the street. They were standing at opposite ends of the room.
STOP [C] › when something stops happening: [usually singular] They are calling for an end to the violence.
in the end › finally, after something has been thought about or discussed a lot: We thought we might go abroad for Christmas, but in the end we stayed at home.
come to an end › to finish
put an end to sth › to make something stop happening or existing: He's determined to put an end to these rumours.
bring sth to an end › to make something finish: The stories in the newspaper brought her career to a sudden end.
no end informal › a lot: I've had no end of trouble finding a hotel room.
for hours/days, etc on end › for hours/days, etc without stopping: He waited by the telephone for hours on end.
INTENTION [C] › an intention or purpose: She only has one end in mind. → See also dead end → See also light at the end of the tunnel → See also odds and ends → See also the tail end of sth → See also the West End → See also be at your wits' end