Antonyms of noun end

2 of 14 senses of end

Sense 2
end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")
       Antonym of beginning (Sense 2)
      => beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset -- (the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her")
       Antonym of middle (Sense 4)
      => middle -- (time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April")

Sense 5
end -- (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")
       Antonym of beginning (Sense 3)
      => beginning -- (the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story")
       Antonym of middle (Sense 2)
      => middle -- (an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun end

14 senses of end

Sense 1
end, terminal -- (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")
       => extremity -- (the outermost or farthest region or point)

Sense 2
end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 3
end, last, final stage -- (the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie")
       => ending, conclusion, finish -- (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")

Sense 4
goal, end -- (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")
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Sense 5
end -- (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")
       => part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")

Sense 6
end, destruction, death -- (a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 7
end -- (the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; "one end of the box was marked `This side up'")
       => surface -- (the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface")

Sense 8
end -- ((football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass")
       => lineman -- (one of the players on the line of scrimmage)

Sense 9
end -- (a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town")
       => boundary, bound, bounds -- (the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something)

Sense 10
end -- (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")
       => topographic point, place, spot -- (a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet")

Sense 11
end -- (the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end")
       => contribution, part, share -- (the part played by a person in bringing about a result; "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work")

Sense 12
conclusion, end, close, closing, ending -- (the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say...")
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

Sense 13
end, remainder, remnant, oddment -- (a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold)
       => piece of cloth, piece of material -- (a separate part consisting of fabric)

Sense 14
end -- ((American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "no one wanted to play end")
       => lineman -- ((American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage)

Antonyms of verb end

2 of 4 senses of end

Sense 1
end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (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")
       Antonym of begin (Sense 2)
      => begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

Sense 2
end, terminate -- (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")
       Antonym of begin (Sense 3)
      => begin, lead off, start, commence -- (set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life")
       Antonym of begin (Sense 1)
      => get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb end

4 senses of end

Sense 1
end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (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")

Sense 2
end, terminate -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
end, terminate -- (be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
end -- (put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived")
       => destroy, destruct -- (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house")

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