• Chiseling End Wood
    Chiseling End Wood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v 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"
    • v end put an end to "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
    • v end have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed","Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other","My property ends by the bushes","The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
    • v end be the end of; be the last or concluding part of "This sad scene ended the movie"
    • n end (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage "no one wanted to play end"
    • n end the part you are expected to play "he held up his end"
    • n end a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
    • n end 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"
    • n 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"
    • n end the last section of a communication "in conclusion I want to say..."
    • n end the concluding parts of an event or occurrence "the end was exciting","I had to miss the last of the movie"
    • n end a boundary marking the extremities of something "the end of town"
    • n end either extremity of something that has length "the end of the pier","she knotted the end of the thread","they rode to the end of the line","the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
    • n end the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"
    • n end one of two places from which people are communicating to each other "the phone rang at the other end","both ends wrote at the same time"
    • n end (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
    • n end a final state "he came to a bad end","the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
    • n end the point in time at which something ends "the end of the year","the ending of warranty period"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

16 End lap 16 End lap
17 End lap with rabbet 17 End lap with rabbet
The job that's never ended--Cleaning up for inspection The job that's never ended--Cleaning up for inspection
For some of use the War will never end For some of use the War will never end
Cochran was game to the end Cochran was game to the end
The End of the Ride The End of the Ride

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are only four words in the English language which end in
    • End (Carpet Manuf) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.
    • End Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence. "My guilt be on my head, and there an end .""O that a man might know
      The end of this day's business ere it come!"
    • End Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, cause of death or destruction. "Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end .""Confound your hidden falsehood, and award
      Either of you to be the other's end ."
      "I shall see an end of him."
    • End That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends . "I clothe my naked villainy
      With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ,
      And seem a saint, when most I play the devil."
    • End The extreme or last point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in general; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; -- opposed to beginning, when used of anything having a first part. "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof."
    • End The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labor for private or public ends . "Losing her, the end of living lose.""When every man is his own end , all things will come to a bad end."
    • End To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. "I shall end this strife.""On the seventh day God ended his work."
    • v. i End To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends.
    • End To destroy; to put to death. "This sword hath ended him."
    • End To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"
    • n end One of the terminal points or parts of that which has length, or more length than breadth; the part which lies at one of the extremities of a line, or of whatever has longitudinal extension: as, the end of a house or of a table; the end of the street; each end of a chain or rope. Specifically— In coal-mining, the extremity of a working-place, stall, or breast.
    • n end One of the extreme or furthermost parts of an extended surface; especially, the part or limit furthest away from the speaker, or from a customary point of view: as, the ends of the earth; the southern end of the Atlantic ocean; she is at the end of the garden.
    • n end The point at which continuity or duration ceases or terminates; the close or termination of a series, or of whatever has continuity or duration; conclusion: the opposite of beginning: as, the end of time; the end of a controversy or of a book; the end of the year or of the season.
    • n end Used absolutely, the close of life; death.
    • n end A cause of death, destruction, or ruin: as, this cough will be the end of me.
    • n end A remnant or portion left over; a fragment: as, candle-ends.
    • n end That for which anything exists or is done; a result designed or intended; ultimate object or purpose: as, “the end justifies the means.”
    • n end A necessary termination or consequence; an inevitable issue or conclusion; especially, in logic, a result toward which the action of anything tends, in such a manner that if its attainment in one way is prevented some other action tending to the same result will be set up, or so that there is some tendency to such substitution of one means for another.
    • n end In archery, the number of arrows shot from one end of the range, before proceeding to shoot from the other.
    • n end Nautical, entirely: said of running ropes, cables, etc., when entirely run out of the blocks or the hawsehole.
    • n end In coal-mining, at right angles to the cleat, or most distinctly marked set of joint-planes: said of a mode of working a mass of coal: opposed to face on.
    • n end Without end or limit; infinitely; extremely.
    • n end Resting or standing on one end; upright: as, place the log on end.
    • n end In immediate sequence or succession; continuously.
    • n end To get the better part of; have the advantage in: as, to get the better end of a bargain.
    • n end To bring about the end; effect the termination or conclusion: with of.
    • n end Confess them … to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same.
    • n end Book of Common Prayer, Exhortation to Confession of Sins.
    • n end Synonyms See extremity.
    • end To bring to an end or a close; make an end of; terminate: as, to end a controversy; to end a war.
    • end Specifically To bring the life of to an end; kill; destroy; put to death.
    • end To furnish the end of, as for protection or embellishment: as, to end a cane with an iron ferrule.
    • end To set on end; set upright.
    • end To come to an end or a close; reach the ultimate or finishing point; terminate; conclude; cease: as, a voyage ends with the return of a ship.
    • end Specifically, to die.
    • n end One length of a piece of woven woolen or cotton goods. In dyeing, ‘goods given four ends’ means that the piece is passed through the coloring-liquor four times.
    • n end In mining, that one of two vertical sets of joints in coal which shows the rougher surface.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two out of five people end up marrying their first love
    • n End end the last point or portion: termination or close: death: consequence: object aimed at: a fragment
    • v.t End to bring to an end: to destroy
    • v.i End to come to an end: to cease
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Where ambition ends happiness begins.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Labor is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “In my beginning is my end.”
  • John Heywood
    John Heywood
    “A hard beginning maketh a good ending.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “A good beginning makes a good end.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”


All's well that ends well - If the end result is good, then everything is good.
At a loose end - (UK) If you are at a loose end, you have spare time but don't know what to do with it.
At loose ends - (USA) If you are at a loose end, you have spare time but don't know what to do with it.
At the end of the day - This is used to mean 'in conclusion' or 'when all is said and done'.
At the end of your rope - (USA) If you are at the end of your rope, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.
At the end of your tether - (UK) If you are at the end of your tether, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.
At your wits' end - If you are at your wits' end, you have no idea what to do next and are very frustrated.
Bitter end - If you do something to the bitter end, you do it to the very end, no matter how unsuccessful you are.
Both ends meet - If you make both ends meet, you live off the money you earn and don't go into debt.
Burn the candle at both ends - Someone who burns the candle at both ends lives life at a hectic pace, doing things which are likely to affect their health badly.
End in smoke - If something ends in smoke, it produces no concrete or positive result. This expression refers to the boasting by a person, of having put in a lot of efforts by him, for a particular cause or to attain a result which is very difficult to be done by any person. (This mainly refers to an investigation of a crime or solving a serious offence or a mystery). But at the end, when the desired result is not obtained, his claims are found to be false and not worth mentioning. So, he looses his credibility.
Loose end - A loose end is an unresolved problem or unifinished business.
Make ends meet - If somebody finds it hard to make ends meet, they have problems living on the money they earn.
Make your hair stand on end - If something makes your hair stand on end, it terrifies you.
Odds and ends - Odds and ends are small, remnant articles and things- the same as 'bits and bobs'.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. & AS. ende,; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. ände, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta,. √208. Cf. Ante- Anti- Answer


In literature:

A rope not made with handles at the ends should have a knot tied at either end, to prevent untwisting and to give a firm hold.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
It was fast at both ends, and how were they to release it from the rock they had left?
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
For nearly forty years his reign continued, and then his end came strangely.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And when it all ended, as it was bound to end, in a bad illness, the only thing that did Mabel any good was seeing Jinny.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Casks stowed end to end.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Knit to within 4 stitches of end of round, widen 1, knit 4, widen 1.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
Holding the short glass tube open end up, turn the long tube closed end up.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The needle end of silk is then behind the headband, and the shorter end in front.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
The rail ends should be connected by fish plates and bolted, with the ends of the bolts riveted down on the ends.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Cut each cylinder obliquely from end to end, forming two wedge-shaped portions.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre

In poetry:

Or the proud wound
The victor wears
Or the last end
Of all wars.
"Has Your Soul Sipped?" by Wilfred Owen
We have found it again.
What? Time without end.
'Tis the ocean gone
For a walk with the sun.
"Time Without End" by Arthur Rimbaud
Was it your fault, or mine.
The sudden quarrel.
That ends beneath the vine.
Red in red sorrel?
"The Brothers" by Ethel Clifford
So soon his voyage ended,
The passage home so short,
Before he knew of evil,
He entered safe the port.
"Reminiscences Of The Departed" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Lay the proud usurper low;
See, he reels at every blow!
End his reign of sin and wo!
Shout for victory!
"Address To Washingtonians" by John Pierpont
A little flower of Love
Is ours, without a root,
Without the end of fruit,
Yet—take the scent thereof.
"A Song" by Digby Mackworth Dolben

In news:

Where I grew up in northwest Arkansas, the population sign at one end of town said 4,000 and the sign at the other end said about 6,000.
It was a year of undies , end times and endings.
The Greatest Fans in Pro Football are at their wit's end — which is not to be confused with the split end or the defensive end.
Organizations who need options for automating the entire end-to-end indirect tax determination, reporting, and compliance filing and remittance functions.
World War I, the "war to end all wars," ended on Nov 11, 1918, which is why we (and many other countries) celebrate veterans on this day.
Vizrt will showcase a new version of its Viz Multi-Platform Suite, the company's end-to-end platform delivering real-time graphics and video content to Internet browsers and mobile devices at NAB.
Two cable towers would be placed at either end of the pond, which would pull riders from one end to the other, so they can experience wakeboarding .
Brett Favre, center, who will grace the cover of the Madden NFL '09 video game, has not put an end to speculation that he may end play in 2008.
He talks about the news that the Obama administration will pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, and reflects on the end of two wars.
Minneapolis-based Mphasis- Wyde has released version 4.7 of Wynsure, an end-to-end platform for group life, individual life, P&C, health and mortgage insurance.
"I think Mark Bavaro is the best tight end in football because he is the only true tight end in football," Ditka says.
"And this time, it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone" (from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll).
Union Station sits at the west end of the street and the Ogden Municipal Gardens begin at the east end.
Welcome to the first end of the year top 150 under-covered, missed, or stories that I had intended on doing but ended up blowing up so big that they weren't so odd anymore.
Once the summer season ends, residents often abandon their kayaks, sailboats, hobie-cats, canoes and dinghies at the end of Sunset Beach Road.

In science:

VB in the study of the end-point magnetization, and also in Ref. 30 in the study of the end-to-end correlations.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Recall that D is the linear endomorphism of (End W ){z} such that D(a(z)) = a′ (z) for a(z) ∈ (End W ){z}, where a′ (z) is the formal derivative of a(z).
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
If we use the diagonal H-action on A ⊗ End(V ), then the tensor product algebra structure on A ⊗ End(V ) is not an H-algebra, unless H is cocommutative.
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
Two H-invariant idempotents e ∈ A ⊗ End(V ) and e′ ∈ A ⊗ End(W ) are called Murrayvon Neumann equivalent if there exist H-invariant elements γ1 ∈ A ⊗ H omk (V , W ) and γ2 ∈ A ⊗ H omk (W, V ) such that γ2γ1 = e and γ1γ2 = e′ .
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
Then there is an H-algebra isomorphism between A ¯⊗End(V ) and A ⊗ End(V ).
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras