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 for end
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  End \End\ ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D.
     einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw.
     [aum]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf.
     Ante-, Anti-, Answer.]
     1. 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.
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              Better is the end of a thing than the beginning
              thereof.                              --Eccl. vii.
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     2. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion;
        issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive
        event; consequence.
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              My guilt be on my head, and there an end. --Shak.
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              O that a man might know
              The end of this day's business ere it come! --Shak.
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     3. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination;
        also, cause of death or destruction.
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              Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end. --Pope.
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              Confound your hidden falsehood, and award
              Either of you to be the other's end.  --Shak.
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              I shall see an end of him.            --Shak.
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     4. 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.
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              Losing her, the end of living lose.   --Dryden.
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              When every man is his own end, all things will come
              to a bad end.                         --Coleridge.
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     5. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as,
        odds and ends.
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              I clothe my naked villainy
              With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ,
              And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
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     6. (Carpet Manuf.) One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a
        Brussels carpet.
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     An end.
        (a) On end; upright; erect; endways. --Spenser
        (b) To the end; continuously. [Obs.] --Richardson.
     End bulb (Anat.), one of the bulblike bodies in which some
        sensory nerve fibers end in certain parts of the skin and
        mucous membranes; -- also called end corpuscles.
     End fly, a bobfly.
     End for end, one end for the other; in reversed order.
     End man, the last man in a row; one of the two men at the
        extremities of a line of minstrels.
     End on (Naut.), bow foremost.
     End organ (Anat.), the structure in which a nerve fiber
        ends, either peripherally or centrally.
     End plate (Anat.), one of the flat expansions in which
        motor nerve fibers terminate on muscular fibers.
     End play (Mach.), movement endwise, or room for such
     End stone (Horol.), one of the two plates of a jewel in a
        timepiece; the part that limits the pivot's end play.
     Ends of the earth, the remotest regions of the earth.
     In the end, finally. --Shak.
     On end, upright; erect.
     To the end, in order. --Bacon.
     To make both ends meet, to live within one's income.
     To put an end to, to destroy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  End \End\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ended; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to
        terminate; as, to end a speech. "I shall end this strife."
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              On the seventh day God ended his work. --Gen. ii. 2.
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     2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the
        word back.
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     3. To destroy; to put to death. "This sword hath ended him."
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     To end up, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end
        up a hogshead.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  End \End\, v. i.
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endo- \En"do-\, End- \End-\ [Gr. 'e`ndon within, fr. ? in. See
     A combining form signifying within; as, endocarp, endogen,
     endocuneiform, endaspidean.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: end, terminal]
      2: the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the
         year"; "the ending of warranty period" [syn: end, ending]
         [ant: beginning, commencement, first, get-go,
         kickoff, middle, offset, outset, showtime, start,
         starting time]
      3: the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was
         exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie" [syn: end,
         last, final stage]
      4: 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" [syn: goal, end]
      5: 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" [ant:
         beginning, middle]
      6: a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called
         glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" [syn: end,
         destruction, death]
      7: the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional
         object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'"
      8: (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of
         scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
      9: a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of
      10: 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"
      11: the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"
      12: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want
          to say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing,
      13: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been
          used or sold [syn: end, remainder, remnant, oddment]
      14: (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no
          one wanted to play end"
      v 1: 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" [syn: end,
           stop, finish, terminate, cease] [ant: begin,
      2: 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" [syn: end, terminate] [ant: begin,
         commence, get, get down, lead off, set about, set
         out, start, start out]
      3: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad
         scene ended the movie" [syn: end, terminate]
      4: put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  543 Moby Thesaurus words for "end":
     Friday, Friday the thirteenth, abandon, abort, accomplishment,
     acme, afterglow, afterimage, aim, all, allotment, allowance,
     amateur athlete, annihilate, annihilation, answer, apogee,
     appointed lot, archer, arrest, astral influences, astrology,
     athlete, attend, balance, ballplayer, bane, baseballer, baseman,
     batter, battery, be done for, be no more, become of, belay, bell,
     bereave of life, big end, bigger half, biological death, bit, bite,
     bitter end, blocking back, book of fate, border line, borderline,
     bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, bowman,
     break boundary, breakoff point, budget, butt, butt end, button up,
     by-end, by-purpose, cancel, candle ends, cap, carry away,
     carry off, carry to completion, catastrophe, catcher, cease,
     ceiling, center, cessation, cessation of life, chaff, check,
     checkmate, chip, chloroform, chunk, circumscription, clean up,
     clearing up, climax, clinical death, clip, clipping, close,
     close out, close up, closing, closure, coach, coda, collop,
     come about, come of, come out, come to naught, come to nothing,
     commission, compass, competitor, complete, completing, completion,
     conclude, conclusion, confine, confines, conk out, constellation,
     consummation, contingent, cracking, cricketer, crossing the bar,
     crown, crumb, culminate, culmination, cup, curtains, cut, cut down,
     cut it out, cut off, cut short, cutoff, cutoff point, cutting,
     dead stop, deadline, deadlock, deal, death, death knell, deathblow,
     debris, debt of nature, decease, decipherment, decoding,
     defensive lineman, delimitation, demise, denouement, departure,
     deprive of life, desist, desistance, destination, destiny, destroy,
     desuetude, determinant, determination, determine, detritus,
     develop, die, dies funestis, disappear, discontinuance,
     discontinuation, discontinue, disentanglement, dispatch,
     dispose of, dissolution, dividend, division line, do away with,
     do for, do to death, dole, dollop, doom, drop it, dying,
     ebb of life, end in view, end of life, end result, endgame, ending,
     ensue, equal share, eternal rest, eventuate, execute, exit,
     expiration, expire, explanation, exterminate, extinction,
     extinguishment, extreme, extremity, fade away, fag end, fall out,
     fare, fatality, fate, filings, final cause, final result,
     final summons, final whistle, finale, finality, finalize, finding,
     finding-out, finger of death, finis, finish, finish off, finish up,
     finishing, floor, follow, footballer, foredoom, fortune, fossil,
     fragment, frontier, full development, full stop, future, game,
     games-player, gamester, get done, get it over, get rid of,
     get through, get through with, give over, go, goal, gob, gobbet,
     going, going off, grave, grinding halt, guard, gun, half, halt,
     halver, hand of death, have done with, hedge, helping,
     high-water mark, highest degree, hold, holdover, hunk, husks,
     ides of March, immolate, inevitability, infielder, interest,
     interface, interpretation, issue, jaws of death, jock, jumper,
     kill, kismet, knell, knock it off, last act, last debt,
     last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep,
     launch into eternity, lay off, leave off, leaving, leaving life,
     leavings, leftovers, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor,
     line, line of demarcation, lineman, liquidate, lockout,
     loss of life, lot, low-water mark, lower limit, lump, lynch,
     make away with, making an end, march, mark, martyr, martyrize,
     maturation, maturity, maximum, measure, meed, mess, mete, modicum,
     moiety, moira, mop up, morsel, ne plus ultra, nip, nth degree,
     object, object in mind, objective, odds and ends,
     offensive lineman, offscourings, orts, outcome, outfield,
     outfielder, pan out, paring, parings, part, particle, parting,
     pass, pass away, passing, passing away, passing over, payoff, peak,
     peg out, percentage, perfect, perfection, period, perish,
     perishing, perorate, piece, pinnacle, planets, player, poison,
     poloist, portion, prey, professional athlete, proportion, prove,
     prove to be, pugilist, purge, pursuit, put away, put down,
     put paid to, put to death, put to sleep, quantum, quarry,
     quarterback, quietus, quintain, quit, quota, racer, rags, rake-off,
     rasher, ration, reason, reason for being, refrain, refuse, release,
     relics, relinquish, remainder, remains, remnant, remove from life,
     renounce, residue, residuum, resolution, resolve, resolving, rest,
     result, reward, riddling, ripeness, roach, round out, rounding off,
     rounding out, rubbish, ruins, rump, run out, sacrifice, sawdust,
     scoop, scourings, scrap, scraps, scratch, scrub, segment,
     sentence of death, shades of death, shadow, shadow of death, shard,
     share, shaving, shavings, shiver, shred, sit-down strike, skater,
     slaughter, slay, sleep, slice, sliver, small share, smithereen,
     snack, snatch, snip, snippet, solution, solving, somatic death,
     sorting out, splinter, sport, sportsman, stake, stalemate, stand,
     standoff, standstill, stars, start, starting line, starting point,
     starve, stay, stitch, stock, stop, stoppage, straw, strike,
     stubble, stump, succumb, summit, summons of death, survival,
     sweepings, tackle, tailback, take life, take off, target,
     target date, tatter, teleology, term, terminal, terminal date,
     terminate, termination, terminus, the whole, threshold,
     time allotment, tip, to, top, top off, top out, topping off,
     toxophilite, trace, turn out, ultimate, ultimate aim, unfold,
     unlucky day, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning,
     untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upper limit, upshot, utmost,
     utmost extent, uttermost, vanish, vestige, walkout, waste, weird,
     wheel of fortune, will of Heaven, wind up, windup, wingback,
     work out, work stoppage, working, working-out, wrap up, wrestler

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     in Heb. 13:7, is the rendering of the unusual Greek word
     _ekbasin_, meaning "outcome", i.e., death. It occurs only
     elsewhere in 1 Cor. 10:13, where it is rendered "escape."

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  END, n.  The position farthest removed on either hand from the
      The man was perishing apace
          Who played the tambourine;
      The seal of death was on his face --
          'Twas pallid, for 'twas clean.
      "This is the end," the sick man said
          In faint and failing tones.
      A moment later he was dead,
          And Tambourine was Bones.
                                                           Tinley Roquot

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