put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;
(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end"
be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"
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
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"
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"
the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
a boundary mark
expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating; "hope of eventual (or ultimate) rescue"; "if this trend continues it is not reasonable to expect the eventual collapse of the stock market"
an examination administered at the end of an academic term
the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
not to be altered or undone; "the judge's decision is final"; "the arbiter will have the last say"
occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave"
conclusive in a process or progression; "the final answer"; "a last resort"; "the net result"
last or greatest in an indefinitely large series; "to the nth degree"