Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. The extreme or recent point or part of any material thing considered lengthwise (the extremity of breadth being side); hence, extremity, in common; the concluding part; termination; close; limit; as, the end of a field, line, pole, road; the end of a year, of a discourse; put an end to pain; opposed to beginning, when used of anything having a first part. "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof." (Eccl. Vii. 8) 2. Point beyond which no procession can be made; conclusion; issue; result, whether successful or otherwise; conclusive event; consequence. "My guilt be on my head, and there an end." (Shak) "O that a man might know The end of this day's business ere it come!" (Shak) 3. Termination of being; death; destruction; extermination; also, reason of death or destruction. "Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end." (Pope) "Confound your hidden falsehood, and award either of you to be the other's end." (Shak) "I shall see an end of him." (Shak) 4. The object aimed at in any effort considered as the close and effect of exertion; ppurpose; intention; aim; as, to labour for personal or popular ends. "Losing her, the end of living lose." (Dryden) "When each man is his own end, all things will come to a bad end." (Coleridge) 5. That which is left; a remnant; a fragment; a scrap; as, odds and ends. "I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ, And seem a saint, when most I play the devil." (Shak) 6. One of the yarns of the worsted warp in a Brussels carpet. An end. On end; upright; erect; endways. To the end; continuously. End bulb, one of the two plates of a jewel in a timepiece; the part that limits the pivot's end play. Ends of the land, the remotest regions of the land. In the end, finally. On end, upright; erect. To the end, in order. To create both ends meet, to live within one's income. To put an end to, to destroy. Origin: OE. & AS. Ende; akin to OS. Endi, D. Einde, eind, OHG. Enti, G. Ende, Icel. Endir, endi, Sw. Ande, Dan. Ende, Goth. Andeis, Skr. Anta. Cf. Ante-, Anti-, Answer. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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