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1. A phrase traditionally used to conclude a story. Often capitalized. And the prince and princess lived happily ever after. The End
2. The concluding or terminal point of some event or situation. This is the end—we have you surrounded! Surrender now, and we'll spare your lives! The economy was so unstable that we thought it could be the end for our company.
3. The final period or moments of someone's life. This is the end for me, Tom. Tell my wife and kids that I love them! He fought that damned disease right until the very end.
4. The apocalypse; the end of the world. (Usually used in reference to the religious belief of a final judgment being enacted by God.) Repent, all ye sinners—the end is nigh! He urged his parish to live their lives according to the good book and confess their sins regularly, for the end could come at any time.
5. slang The absolute highest degree or amount (of something). I'm telling you, when it comes to arrogant blowhards, Tom is the end.
6. slang The very best in quality. Whoa, this pasta is the end, man. I've never tasted anything so nice in my life!
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1. n. money. (Streets.) You got enough ends to get you through the week?
2. n. shoes. (Streets.) You even got holes in your ends.
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