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end

noun
 
 
/end/
FINAL PART [no plural] A1 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 endCausing something to endComing to an end
FURTHEST PART [C] A2 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.Range and limitsEdges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects
STOP [C] B2 the time when something stops happening: [usually singular] They are calling for an end to the violence.Ends and endings
in the end B1 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.Final and finally
come to an end to finishComing to an endCausing something to end
put an end to sth B2 to make something stop happening or existing: He's determined to put an end to these rumours.Causing something to endComing to an end
bring sth to an end to make something finish: The stories in the newspaper brought her career to a sudden end.Causing something to endComing to an end
no end informal a lot: I've had no end of trouble finding a hotel room.Intensifying expressionsLarge in number or quantityUnlimited
for hours/days, etc on end for hours/days, etc without stopping: He waited by the telephone for hours on end.Continuous and permanent
INTENTION [C] an intention or purpose: She only has one end in mind.Goals and purposes
→  See also dead end , light at the end of the tunnel , odds and ends , the tail end of sth , the West End , be at your wits' end , be at a loose end , at the end of the day , at the end of your tether , get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick , make ends meet , not be the end of the world , be on/at the receiving end of sth , throw sb in at the deep end
(Definition of end noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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