(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
disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off; "liquidate a company"
convert into cash; "I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband"
eliminate by paying off (debts)
become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"
become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
reduce or cause to be reduced from a
cut off from a whole; "His head was severed from his body"; "The soul discerped from the body"