General English

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  • verb to finish something or to stop



  • noun either of the two areas, each comprising a set of stumps and creases, that form the extremities of the pitch; the batsman facing the bowling is at the ‘striker’s end’ and his partner is at the ‘non-striker’s end’ or ‘bowler’s end’; and at any given ground each ‘end’ usually has a name based on some local feature
    Citation ‘The umpire at the striker’s end may elect to stand on the off side instead of the on side of the pitch’ (Law 3 § 11)
    Citation ‘As the match went on, the wind veered in front of square so that later on all four were keen to bowl from the Kirkstall Lane End’ (Brearley 1982)
    See also change ends


  • noun the final point or last part of something


  • noun half of a playing field or court, defended by one side
  • noun a player positioned at each end of the offensive or defensive line
  • noun a phase of play in a particular direction across the rink, green or other playing area

Origin & History of “end”

End is an ancient word, that has been traced back to an Indo-European *antjó. this also produced Sanskrit ántas ‘end’, as well as Latin ante ‘before’ and Greek anti ‘opposite’. Its Germanic descendant was *andja, from which came Gothic andeis, German ende, Dutch einde, Swedish ända, and English end.