End End, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ending}.] 1. To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech. ``I shall end this strife.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

On the seventh day God ended his work. --Gen. ii. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back. [1913 Webster]

3. To destroy; to put to death. ``This sword hath ended him.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To end up}, to lift or tilt, so as to set on end; as, to end up a hogshead. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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