The agreement has raised hopes that the war may end soon.
Rationing had put an end to a surfeit of biscuits long ago.
He had wandered to the far end of the room.
Place them at the other end of the plates.
The whistle goes for the end of normal time.
When the end came, it came very suddenly.
That face called up in his mind the image of his end wife.
Every club member must pay up his membership money before the end of the season.
Don't give away the end of the story.
The end of something such as a period of time, an event, a book, or a film is the last part of it or the final point in it.
The £5 banknote was first issued at the end of the 18th century...
The report is expected by the end of the year...
You will have the chance to ask questions at the end.
When a situation, process, or activity ends, or when something or someone ends it, it reaches its final point and stops.
V V n
The meeting quickly ended and Steve and I left the room...
Talks have resumed to try to end the fighting...
She began to weep. That ended our discussion.
The ending of a marriage by death is different in many ways from an ending occasioned by divorce.
An end to something or the end of it is the act or result of stopping it so that it does not continue any longer.
The French government today called for an end to the violence...
I was worried she would walk out or bring the interview to an end...
Francis fined him two weeks' wages and said: 'That's the end of the matter.'
If you say that someone or something ends a period of time in a particular way, you are indicating what the final situation was like. You can also say that a period of time ends in a particular way.
V n prep/adv
Also V n
The markets ended the week on a quiet note...
British Gas shares ended the day 1p up at 287p...
The evening ended with a dramatic display of fireworks.
If a period of time ends, it reaches its final point.
Its monthly reports on program trading usually come out about three weeks after each month ends...
The first figure shows sales for week ending July 27.
They hired eight college graduates to start work after the college year ends in March.
If something such as a book, speech, or performance ends with a particular thing or the writer or performer ends it with that thing, its final part consists of the thing mentioned.
His statement ended with the words: 'Pray for me.'...
The book ends on a lengthy description of Hawaii...
Dawkins ends his discussion with a call for liberation...
The memo ends: 'Please give this matter your most urgent attention.'
If a situation or event ends in a particular way, it has that particular result.
The incident could have ended in tragedy...
The match ended in a draw...
Our conversations ended with him saying he would try to be more understanding...
My own view is that we can have a relationship without worrying where it will end...
Shares ended 1.7 per cent firmer on the Frankfurt exchange.
The two ends of something long and narrow are the two points or parts of it that are furthest away from each other.
The company is planning to place surveillance equipment at both ends of the tunnel...
A typical fluorescent lamp is a tube with metal electrodes at each end.
The end of a long, narrow object such as a finger or a pencil is the tip or smallest edge of it, usually the part that is furthest away from you.
usu with supp
He tapped the ends of his fingers together...
She let the long cone of ash hang at the end of her cigarette.
If an object ends with or in a particular thing, it has that thing on its tip or point, or as its last part.
It has three pairs of legs, each ending in a large claw.
A journey, road, or river that ends at a particular place stops there and goes no further.
V prep/adv Also V
The road ended at a T-junction...
The journey ends in the ancient city of Marrakesh.
End is used to refer to either of the two extreme points of a scale, or of something that you are considering as a scale.
At the other end of the social scale was the grocer, the village's only merchant...
The agreement has been criticised by extremist groups on both ends of the political spectrum.
The other end is one of two places that are connected because people are communicating with each other by telephone or writing, or are travelling from one place to the other.
When he answered the phone, Ferguson was at the other end...
There was silence at the other end of the line...
Make sure to meet them at the other end.
If you refer to a particular end of a project or piece of work, you mean a part or aspect of it, for example a part of it that is done by a particular person or in a particular place.
usu sing SPOKEN 口语
You take care of your end, kid, I'll take care of mine...
Let's go up to the office and settle the business end of things.
An end is the purpose for which something is done or towards which you are working.
usu supp N
The police force is being manipulated for political ends...
Now the government is trying another policy designed to achieve the same end.
If you say that something ends at a particular point, you mean that it is applied or exists up to that point, and no further.
Helen is also 25 and from Birmingham, but the similarity ends there...
Does responsibility end at the fitting of car seats?
You can refer to someone's death as their end, especially when you are talking about the way that they died or might die.
usu sing LITERARY 文
Soon after we had spoken to this man he had met a violent end.
If you end by doing something or end in a particular state, you do that thing or get into that state even though you did not originally intend to.
They ended by making themselves miserable...
They'll probably end back on the streets.
If someone ends it all, they kill themselves.
He grew suicidal, thinking up ways to end it all.
If you describe something as, for example, the deal to end all deals or the film to end all films, you mean that it is very important or successful, and that compared to it all other deals or films seem second-rate.
n PHR n
It was going to be a party to end all parties.
...the sale to end all sales at Harrods.
If something is at an end, it has finished and will not continue.
The court has passed sentence and the matter is now at an end...
The recession is definitely at an end.
If something comes to an end, it stops.
The cold war came to an end.
You say at the end of the day when you are talking about what happens after a long series of events or what appears to be the case after you have considered the relevant facts.
PHR with cl INFORMAL 非正式
At the end of the day it's up to the Germans to decide...
At the end of the day, the board's not going to be too concerned with three or four more dollars.
If you say that someone has gone off the deep end, you mean that their mind has stopped working in a normal way and their behaviour has become very strange as a result.
V inflects INFORMAL 非正式
I'm not sure she believes me. She probably just thinks I've gone off the deep end.
If you are thrown in at the deep end, you are put in a completely new situation without any help or preparation. If you jump in at the deep end, you go into a completely new situation without any help or preparation.
V inflects mainly BRIT 主英
It's a superb job. You get thrown in at the deep end and it's all down to you...
The reason many people fail on diets is that they jump in at the deep end, making a complete change to their eating habits.
If you do something to the bitter end or to the very end, you continue to do it for as long as you can, although it may be very unpleasant or dangerous.
We will fight to the bitter end to ensure our children get what is rightfully theirs.
You say in the end when you are saying what is the final result of a series of events, or what is your final conclusion after considering all the relevant facts.
PHR with cl
I toyed with the idea of calling the police, but in the end I didn't...
Benny thought the president was sincere and sensitive, but, in the end, that's not what counts.
If you consider something to be an end in itself, you do it because it seems desirable and not because it is likely to lead to something else.
usu v-link PHR
While he had originally traveled in order to study, traveling had become an end in itself.
If you have to keep your end up, or to keep up your end of something, you have to do something as well as other people, or as well as you are expected to do it.
V inflects INFORMAL 非正式
I had to keep my end up with other professors in the faculty...
He had trouble keeping up his end of a technical discussion.
If you find it difficult to make ends meet, you can only just manage financially because you hardly have enough money for the things you need.
With Betty's salary they barely made ends meet.
No end means a lot.
PHR after v INFORMAL 非正式
The problem was causing the poor woman no end of misery...
Teachers inform me that Tracey's behaviour has improved no end.
When something happens for hours, days, weeks, or years on end, it happens continuously and without stopping for the amount of time that is mentioned.
He is a wonderful companion and we can talk for hours on end...
I spend days on end in this studio.
Something that is on end is upright, instead of in its normal or natural position, for example lying down, flat, or on its longest side.
PHR after v
To put an end to something means to cause it to stop.
Only a political solution could put an end to the violence.
If a process or person has reached the end of the road, they are unable to progress any further.
PHR after v
Given the results of the vote, is this the end of the road for the hardliners in Congress?
If you say that something will happen or be true until the end of time or to the end of time, you are emphasizing that it will always happen or always be true.
PHR after v emphasis
We can assume that the moon will continue to go around the earth until the end of time...
I'll love her till the end of time.
If you say that something bad is not the end of the world, you are trying to stop yourself or someone else being so upset by it, by suggesting that it is not the worst thing that could happen.
Obviously I'd be disappointed if we don't make it, but it wouldn't be the end of the world.
We must fight on until the end.
端, 尽头, 梢
Don't give away the end of the story.
〈正〉结果, 目标, 目的
Do the ends justify the means?
That face called up in his mind the image of his end wife.
vt. & vi.
The road ends here.
The strike was ended.
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" "
2. the point in time at which something ends;
- " "the end of the year" "
- " "the ending of warranty period" "
3. the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;
- " "the end was exciting" "
- " "I had to miss the last of the movie" "
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" "
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" "
6. a final state;
- " "he came to a bad end" "
- " "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" "
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. 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" "
10. a boundary marking the extremities of something;
- " "the end of town" "
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..." "
13. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
14. a position on the line of scrimmage;
- " "no one wanted to play end" "
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" "
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 WWI" "
3. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of;
- " "This sad scene ended the movie" "
4. put an end to;
- " "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived" "
- 4.end-to-end length
all ends up
at the end of the day
(informal, chiefly Brit.)when everything is taken into consideration (非正式，主英)最终，到头来
at the end of the day I'm responsible for what happens in the school.
be at (或 have come to) an end
be finished or completed 结束；完毕；完成
(of a supply of something) become exhausted （供应物）耗尽，用光
our patience has come to an end.
be at the end of
be close to having no more of (something) 到了…的尽头，几至耗尽
she was at the end of her patience.
be the end
(informal)be the limit of what one can tolerate (非正式)是所能忍受的最大限度，达到了忍耐极限
you really are the end!.
come to (或 meet) a sticky (或 bad) end
be led by one's own actions to ruin or an unpleasant death 遭到报应；落得悲惨下场；不得好死
a thing that is final or definitive 终结；最终结果
end one's days (或 life)
spend the final part of one's existence in a specified place or state 度过余生（或暮年）
she ended her days in London.
an end in itself
a goal that is pursued in its own right to the exclusion of others 目标本身
end in tears
have an unhappy or painful outcome (often as a warning) （常作告诫语）会有不愉快（或痛苦）的结局；有苦果
this treaty will end in tears.
end it all
commit suicide 自杀
the end of the road (或line)
the point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue 生命（或事物发展）的尽头；穷途末路；完蛋
if the damages award is not lowered it could be the end of the road for the publisher.
the end of one's tether (或北美rope)
having no patience or energy left to cope with something 忍无可忍；精疲力竭
these individuals have reached the end of their tether. .
the end of the world
the termination of life on the earth 世界末日，世界之毁灭
aim, goal, purpose, end, target, object, objective
complete, finish, end, close, conclude, terminate, accomplish
- 1. elective neck dissection 选择性颈部廓清(术)
- 2. endoreduplication 核内复制
- 3. enhancement newcastle disease 重症新城病
- 4. (Latin prefix=within) (拉丁语前缀)内部
- 5. end service consumer system 终端服务用户系统
- 6. endorse 背书；签注，赞同
- 7. endorsed 已签署(背书)；由……签署(背书)
jump off the deep end
He jumped off the deep end and got married again.
Old English ende (noun), endian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch einde (noun), einden (verb) and German Ende (noun), enden (verb)