(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"
the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"
a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"
put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;
be the end of; be the las
close in time; about to occur;
move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances;
very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
with or in a close or intimate relationship;
giving or spending with reluctance;
closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's
closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects; "news of his proximate arrival"; "interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals"
very close in space or time; "proximate words"; "proximate houses"
not open; "the door slammed shut"
used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut;
prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent;
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm