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endnoun [C]

 us   /end/

end noun [C] (LAST PART)

the last or ​farthestpart of something or of a ​period of ​time, beyond which it does not ​exist: She ​tied one end of the ​rope to a ​tree. The ​punctuation at the end of this ​sentence is a ​period. Did you ​stay to the end of the ​movie? Steve can ​swim to the ​far end of the ​lake and back.at an end To be at an end is to be ​finished: His ​career was at an end.end to end If things are end to end, they are all ​facing in the same ​direction, with the back end of each against the ​front end of the next one: The new ​cars were ​lined up end to end.

end noun [C] (PART)

a ​specificpart or ​division of an ​activity: She ​takescare of the ​financial end of the ​business and I ​handle the ​marketing end.

end noun [C] (INTENTION)

something that ​youractions or ​efforts are ​intended to ​achieve; an ​aim: To ​accomplish that end, you will have to ​work hard and be lucky, too.

end noun [C] (FOOTBALL PLAYER)

(in ​football) one of two ​players who ​beginplayfarthest from the ​ball: a ​defensive end
endlessly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈen·dlə·sli/
Education ​policy is endlessly debated.

endverb [I/T]

 us   /end/

end verb [I/T] (FINISH)

to ​finish or ​stop, or to make something ​finish or ​stop: [I] Our ​arguments always end in ​tears. [T] She ​ended her ​speech on an ​optimisticnote.
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endnoun

uk   us   /end/

end noun (LAST POINT)

A2 [C] the ​part of a ​place or thing that is ​furthest away from the ​centre: This ​cable should have a ​plug at one end and a ​socket at the other. We ​damaged the end of the ​piano when we ​moved it. Get to the end of the ​queue and ​waityourturn like everyone ​else. Our ​house is the third from the end on the ​left. Is it ​safe to ​stand the ​computer on (​its) end?A1 [C] the ​finalpart of something such as a ​period of ​time, ​activity, or ​story: I always like to ​leave my ​deskclear at the end of the ​day. The end of the ​play was much more ​exciting than I'd ​expected. This ​latestinjury must ​surelymean that her ​tenniscareer is now at an end (= ​finished). The ​statement said there would be no end to the ​violence until the ​terrorists' ​demands were ​met. [S] polite word fordeath: We were all by her ​bedside when the end ​finally came. He met his end (= ​died) in a shoot-out with the ​police. [C] either of the two ​halves of the ​field in some ​sports: The ​teamschange ends at ​half-time so that neither ​side has an ​unfairadvantage. [C] one of the two ​players in American ​football who ​beginplayfurthest from the ​ballbring sth to an end C1 to make something ​finish: Having ​agreed upon the ​matter of ​payment, he ​brought the ​interview to an end.in the end B1 finally, after something has been ​thought about or ​discussed a lot: We were ​thinking about going to Switzerland, but in the end we went to Austria.for hours, days, etc. on end B2 for ​hours, ​days, etc. without ​stopping: He used to ​lock himself in his ​bedroom for ​hours on end and ​refuse to ​talk to anyone.come to an end B2 to ​finish: Everyone ​wishes the ​war would come to an end ​soon.
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end noun (SMALL PART)

[C] a ​smallpart of something that is ​left after most of it has been used: She makes ​quilts out of ​fabricbolt ends.UK The ​floor was ​covered in cigarette ends.

end noun (AIM)

[C] an ​aim, ​intention, or ​purpose: Do you have a ​particular end in ​mind?to this end in ​order to ​achieve this ​aim: He ​wantedsciencestudents to take an ​interest in the ​arts, and to this end he ​ranliteratureclasses at his ​home on ​Sundayafternoons.

end noun (TYPE OF ACTIVITY)

[S] informal the ​parts of a ​task or ​processconnected with one ​particulartype of ​activity or ​person: Rick's more ​involved with the ​financial end of things.sb's end of the bargain, deal, etc. the ​area of ​activity for which someone is ​responsible: We've ​keptour end of the ​deal - let's ​see if they ​keep theirs.

endverb [I or T]

uk   us   /end/
A2 to ​finish or ​stop, or to make something ​finish or ​stop: When is ​yourmeetingdue to end? Her ​resignation ends ​months of ​speculation about her ​future. Their ​marriage ended in 1991. The ​game ended in a ​draw. I'd like to end with a ​song from my first ​album. She ended her ​speech on an ​optimisticnote.
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endnoun [C]

uk   us   /end/
the ​time or ​place that something ​finishes: The ​construction will be completed by the end of the ​year. Sales are looking good according to the end-of-month ​report. We ​spent a ​longtime looking for a good ​supplier, but we ​found one in the end. There are encouraging ​signs that the ​recession has come to an end. The difficult ​period we've been through now seems to be at an end. There is no end to the possible ​markets for this ​product. The ​meetingroom is at the end of the corridor on the ​right.
used when ​stating whether ​goods or ​services are ​expensive or ​cheap, or of high or ​lowquality: the bottom/low/top end of the market This basic ​laptop is ​aimed at the ​low end of the ​market.
an ​aim or ​purpose: We ​aim to ​halveproductioncosts, and to this end we are ​investing in ​automating the ​process. We see good ​design not just as a ​means of ​increasingprofits, but as an end in itself.
the ​parts of a ​task or ​processconnected with one particular ​type of ​activity, or with a particular ​person: Rick's more involved with the ​financial end of things. Everything's ​ready here, but how are thing's your end?sb's end of the bargain/deal We ​kept our end of the ​bargain, but they ​failed to ​meet their ​deadline.

endverb [I or T]

uk   us   /end/
to ​finish or ​stop, or to make something ​finish or ​stop: What ​time is your ​meetingdue to end? Her ​resignation ends months of ​speculation about her future. Our ​contract with those ​suppliers ended in April.end in sth The ​negotiations ended in ​failure after three days.end (sth) with sth I'd like to end my ​presentation with a little story...
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