What does the word end mean?

Usage examples for end

  1. After all, he was so near the end! – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  2. No doubt it will be the same to us in the end. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. To return to the man and make an end of him. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens