• Chiseling End Wood
    Chiseling End Wood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ending the act of ending something "the termination of the agreement"
    • n ending the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme) "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
    • n ending the last section of a communication "in conclusion I want to say..."
    • n ending event whose occurrence ends something "his death marked the ending of an era","when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
    • n ending the point in time at which something ends "the end of the year","the ending of warranty period"
    • ***

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
Interwoven stems ending in decorative leaves Interwoven stems ending in decorative leaves
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: If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
    • Ending Termination; concluding part; result; conclusion; destruction; death.
    • Ending (Gram) The final syllable or letter of a word; the part joined to the stem. See 3d Case, 5.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"
    • n ending The act of bringing or coming to an end; termination, as of life; conclusion.
    • n ending In grammar, the terminating syllable or letter of a word; the termination, whether of declension, of conjugation, or of derivation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two out of five people end up marrying their first love
    • n Ending termination: conclusion: that which is at the end:
    • n Ending (gram.) the terminating syllable or letter of a word
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  • Paul Bourget
    Paul Bourget
    “A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.”
  • Socrates
    “The hottest love has the coldest end.”
  • Isadora Duncan
    “So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.”
  • Indira Gandhi
    Indira Gandhi
    “Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    “Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance.”


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'.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ende; cf. Ger. and Dan. ende, Goth. andeis; Sans. ánta.


In literature:

These ends should now be rested on two logs, one placed across each end of the canvas.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
He ended his days on the gallows, of course, but that was long afterwards.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The outside end of the valve opens the exhaust port for the back end of the cylinder.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
The end would knock the opposing tackle and send him clear out of the play and the half would keep the end out.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
This process is repeated for each layer, from end to end of the nest.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
He was not making excuses, and in the end Captain Trench was satisfied.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
In the midst of summer these wet seasons often end in a heavy fall of snow.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
A single watcher had screened himself upon the roof of the shack, whence his keen eyes could sweep the gorge from end to end.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Toward the end of the meal he grew silent.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Thereupon the Danes sailed away with their plunder, and the revolt suddenly came to an end.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock

In poetry:

- "One more task before you get me-
Even magic has an end -
Here's Madame Twardowski: Let me
Introduce my little friend.
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
And there is no end, no end of it.
I shall never grow old. New oysters
Shriek in the sea and I
Glitter like Fontainebleu
"Gigolo" by Sylvia Plath
Would we need not know before
How shall end this prettiness;
One of us must love the more,
One of us shall love the less.
"Recurrence" by Dorothy Parker
Always sure you have your glory,
It increases and takes well;
What the end is of thy story,
There's no paragraph to tell.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
They take the heart at eventide,
When daily toil is ended;
They take it where the stars abide
And have its tissues mended.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Then see an end of this their woe,
Which now for sin they have;
O wantons, take heed what you do,
Sin will you never save.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan

In news:

End-to-end connection ideal for pre-fab operations.
BROWNWOOD – Llano 's Rhett Brooks ended his senior season in style Friday night, playing hard to the end.
The end of 2011 marks the end of the Loring Theater, at least under its current management.
Though it is still unknown how Haydn's manuscripts ended up in Oslo, the discovery contains dozens of arrangements that were written toward the end of Haydn's life between 1803 and 1806.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) will manage its media assets end to end with the Dalet Sports Factory Media Asset Management (MAM) platform.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
The 13-by-18-foot living room is not too small to flaunt a major surprise: a sofa (actually two, end to end) stretching the room's width.
Archaeologists and experts in Mayan culture are racing against time to prove that despite the approaching end of that civilization's calendar, the end of the world is not coming.
They link end-to-end, forming filaments nearly an inch in length.
The first day of the 40th Annual BMW MOA Rally in Sedalia ended with a bang, as classic southern rockers The Outlaws took the stage at the end of the night.
Wisconsin is one step closer to ending its inaugural wolf hunt, more than two-and-a-half months before it was scheduled to end.
But the pursuit ended when the suspect's car ended up partially on top of a trooper's cruiser , the Highway Patrol said.
California lawmakers' end-of-session end runs.
As Guiding Light, daytime and broadcast history's longest running soap, ends its run on September 18, so too will it end the controversial run of its popular same-sex duo, Otalia.

In science:

We construct new sets of end points At+1 and Bt+1 by first rotating the left end points of all paths P (a, b), a ∈ At , b ∈ Bt , keeping right end points fixed, and then vice versa.
Local resilience of graphs
We can check that at ǫ = 0 the integral is divergent at the lower end, as R1 dz/(z − 1), whereas at the upper end it is finite, since near the upper end it gives R a dz/√z − a ∝ √z − a|a = 0.
Gluon scattering in ${\cal N}=4$ Super Yang-Mills at finite temperature
When all dots dominated by α except αk ’s are swappable, we can sweep through the k-blocks in any direction(From SW-end to NE-end or from NE-end to SW-end).
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
If SW(NE)-ends of k-block and (k + 1)-block are connected, and k-SW(NE)-block is swappable, we can jump from SW-end of k-block to SW(NE)-end of (k + 1)-block.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
Recall that we called SW-ends of k , (k + 1)-block connected if one of the following holds. (1) SW-end of k-block dominates SW-end of (k + 1)-block (2) SW-end of k-block is adjacent to SW-end of (k + 1)-block k-SW-end being swappable implies (k + 1)-SW-end unuploadable.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian