Final vs. End

Final vs. End — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Final and End

Finaladjective

Forming or occurring at the end; last

the final scene of a film.

Endnoun

Either extremity of something that has length

the end of the pier.

Finaladjective

Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate

an act with both an immediate and a final purpose.

Endnoun

The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary

the end of town.

Finalnoun

(North America) A final examination; a test or examination given at the end of a term or class; the test that concludes a class.

Endnoun

The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion

the end of the day.
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Finalnoun

(sports) The last round, game or match in a contest, after which the winner is determined.

Endnoun

A result; an outcome.

Finalnoun

A contest that narrows a field of contestants finalists to ranked positions, usually in numbered places (1st place/prize, 2nd place/prize, etc.) or a winner and numbered runners-up (1st runner-up, etc.).

Endnoun

Something toward which one strives; a goal.

Finalnoun

(phonology) The final part of a syllable, the combination of medial and rime in phonetics and phonology.

Endnoun

The termination of life or existence; death

“A man awaits his end / Dreading and hoping all” (William Butler Yeats).
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Finalnoun

(music) The tonic or keynote of a Gregorian mode, and hence the final note of any conventional melody played in that mode.

Endnoun

The ultimate extent; the very limit

the end of one's patience.

Finaladjective

Last; ultimate.

final solution;the final day of a school term

Endnoun

(Slang) The very best; the ultimate

This pizza's the end.

Finaladjective

Conclusive; decisive.

a final judgment;the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue

Endnoun

A remainder; a remnant.

Finaladjective

Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view.

Endnoun

A share of a responsibility or obligation

your end of the bargain.

Finaladjective

(grammar) Expressing purpose; as in the term final clause.

Endnoun

A particular area of responsibility

in charge of the business end of the campaign.

Finaladjective

(linguistics) Word-final, occurring at the end of a word.

Endnoun

A warp end.

Finalnoun

the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament

Endnoun

(Football) Either of the players in the outermost position on the line of scrimmage. Offensive ends are eligible to catch passes.

Finalnoun

an examination administered at the end of an academic term

Endverb

To bring to a conclusion

Let's end this discussion.

Finaladjective

occurring at or forming an end or termination;

his concluding words came as a surprisethe final chapterthe last days of the dinosaursterminal leave

Endverb

To form the last or concluding part of

the song that ended the performance.

Finaladjective

conclusive in a process or progression;

the final answera last resortthe net result

Endverb

To destroy

ended our hopes.

Finaladjective

not to be altered or undone;

the judge's decision is finalthe arbiter will have the last say

Endverb

To come to a finish; cease

The rain ended.

Endverb

To arrive at a place, situation, or condition as a result of a course of action. Often used with up

He ended up as an adviser to the president. The painting ended up being sold for a million dollars.

Endverb

To die.

Endnoun

The terminal point of something in space or time.

At the end of the road, turn left.At the end of the story, the main characters fall in love.

Endnoun

(by extension) The cessation of an effort, activity, state, or motion.

Is there no end to this madness?

Endnoun

(by extension) Death.

He met a terrible end in the jungle.I hope the end comes quickly.

Endnoun

The most extreme point of an object, especially one that is longer than it is wide.

Hold the string at both ends.My father always sat at the end of the table.

Endnoun

Result.

Endnoun

A purpose, goal, or aim.

Endnoun

(cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.

The Pavillion End

Endnoun

(American football) The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.

Endnoun

(curling) A period of play in which each team throws eight rocks, two per player, in alternating fashion.

Endnoun

(mathematics) An ideal point of a graph or other complex.

Endnoun

That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap.

odds and ends

Endnoun

One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet.

Endnoun

Money.

Don't give them your ends. You jack that shit!

Endverb

to come to an end

Is this movie never going to end?The lesson will end when the bell rings.

Endverb

(transitive) To finish, terminate.

The referee blew the whistle to end the game.

Endnoun

either extremity of something that has length;

the end of the piershe knotted the end of the threadthey rode to the end of the line

Endnoun

the point in time at which something ends;

the end of the yearthe ending of warranty periodthe middle of the warrain during the middle of April

Endnoun

the concluding parts of an event or occurrence;

the end was excitingI had to miss the last of the movie

Endnoun

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

Endnoun

a final part or section;

we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculusStart at the beginning and go on until you come to the endA whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end

Endnoun

a final state;

he came to a bad endthe so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end

Endnoun

the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object;

one end of the box was marked `This side up'

Endnoun

(football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage;

the end managed to hold onto the pass

Endnoun

one of two places from which people are communicating to each other;

the phone rang at the other endboth ends wrote at the same time

Endnoun

a boundary marking the extremities of something;

the end of town

Endnoun

the part you are expected to play;

he held up his end

Endnoun

the last section of a communication;

in conclusion I want to say...

Endnoun

a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

Endnoun

a position on the line of scrimmage;

no one wanted to play end

Endverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bedYour rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of otherMy property ends by the bushesThe symphony ends in a pianissimo

Endverb

bring to an end or halt;

She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crimeThe attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWIThe U.S. started a war in the Middle EastThe Iraqis began hostilitiesbegin a new chapter in your life

Endverb

be the end of; be the last or concluding part of;

This sad scene ended the movie

Endverb

put an end to;

The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived