DIMENSIONS: MEASURE / Proportion
R E F E R E N C E S
1 End n [ME ende, fr. OE; akin to OHG enti end, L ante before, GK anti against] [bef. 12c] 1a: the part of an area that lies at the boundary b : a point that marks the extent of something : the point where something ceases to exist [world without __] c: the extreme or last part lengthwise: Tip d: the terminal unit of something spatial that is marked of by units e: a player stationed at the extremity of a line [as in footfall] 2a: cessation of a course of action, pursuit, or activity b: Death, Destruction c : the ultimate state : Result, Issue 3: something incomplete, fragmentary, or undersized: remnant 4a: an outcome worked toward: Purpose [the __ of poetry is to be poetry -R.P. Warren] b: the object by virtue of or for the sake of which an event takes place 5a: a share in an undertaking [kept your __ up] b: a particular operation or aspect of an undertaking or organization [the sales __ of the business] 6: something that is extreme: Ultimate -used with the 7: a period of action or turn in any of various sports events [as archery or lawn bowling] -syn see Intention -ended adj -in the end: After all, Ultimately -no end: Exceedingly -on end: without a stop or letup [it rained for days on end]
2 End vt [bef 12c] 1a: to bring to an end b: Destroy 2: to make up the end of -vi 1a: to come to an end b: to reach a specified ultimate rank or situation -usu. used with up [__ed up as a colonel] 2: Due -syn see Close
3 End adj [13c]: Final, Ultimate [__ results] [__markets] [__ product]
4 End vt p [prob. alter. of FE dial. in [to harvest]  dial Eng: to put [grain or hay] into a barn or stack
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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