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"
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"
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"
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;
the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"
be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended
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"
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"
an examination administered at the end of an academic term
the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
last or greatest in an indefinitely large series; "to the nth degree"