Idioms for end

Origin of end

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English ende; cognate with Old Frisian enda, Middle Dutch e(i)nde, Old Saxon endi, Old High German anti, German Ende, Old Norse endi(r), Gothic andeis “end,” from unattested Germanic anthjá-; akin to Sanskrit ánta- “end”

synonym study for end

5. End, close, conclusion, finish, outcome refer to the termination of something. End implies a natural termination or completion, or an attainment of purpose: the end of a day, of a race; to some good end. Close often implies a planned rounding off of something in process: the close of a conference. Conclusion suggests a decision or arrangement: All evidence leads to this conclusion; the conclusion of peace terms. Finish emphasizes completion of something begun: a fight to the finish. Outcome suggests the issue of something that was in doubt: the outcome of a game. 7. See aim.


end·er, noun

Definition for end (2 of 4)

end 2
[ end ]
/ ɛnd /

verb (used with object) British Dialect.

to put wheat, hay, or other grain into a stack or barn.

Origin of end

1600–10; perhaps variant of dial. in to harvest (Old English innian to lodge, put up). See inn

Definition for end (3 of 4)



Definition for end (4 of 4)


variant of endo- before a vowel: endameba.

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British Dictionary definitions for end (1 of 3)

end 1
/ (ɛnd) /



See also end up

Derived forms of end

ender, noun

Word Origin for end

Old English ende; related to Old Norse endir, Gothic andeis, Old High German endi, Latin antiae forelocks, Sanskrit antya last

British Dictionary definitions for end (2 of 3)

end 2
/ (ɛnd) /


(tr) British to put (hay or grain) into a barn or stack

Word Origin for end

Old English innian; related to Old High German innōn; see inn

British Dictionary definitions for end (3 of 3)


combining form

a variant of endo-

Medical definitions for end



Variant ofendo-

Idioms and Phrases with end