--- the final part of a period of time, event, story (opposite: beginning)
The sun sets at the end of the day Proverb: All good things must come to an end. The handsome Prince was married to Sleeping Beauty and they lived happily ever after. (this is the end of the fairy tale)
---the farthest part of something Turn right at the end of the road. You must go to the end of the queue.
When a situation, an activity ends, it stops. World War II ended in 1945. One in three marriages ends in divorce.
--- to bring something to an end Are you sure you will finish this job by Friday? That horse finished second behind favourite Big Brown.
---to eat, drink the last of something I have finished the coffee, the children have finished the cake
the finish line: a line marking the end of a race the final details : Look at the finish of this chest of drawers!