Synonym of end

Alternative for end

Noun

The edge or extremity of an area or land mass
boundary edge border bound extremity limit margin extent periphery confines extreme fringe perimeter apex borderline brim edging hem line rim skirt skirting termination verge circumference compass foot frame head terminus confine term terminal brink bounds limits frontier limitation marge bourn cap ceiling side lip threshold outline outer limits outskirts ambit circuit flange selvage curb outer limit demarcation line cut-off point fringes barrier radius extremities pale outside trimming circumscription outskirt sideline boundary line bounding line end point trim march precinct horizon bank borderland purlieus mark top outer edge tip upper limit ring dividing line partition line farthest point state line parameter parameters edges sides point divide margins approach skirts enclosure partition division ridge thresholds barriers contour surround maximum demarcation covering outermost edge environs ledge band strip restriction outer reaches outer regions butt mouth tail end marches borders check line of demarcation furthermost part restrictions limitations fine line reach orbit range sweep purlieu scope restraint control depth highest permissible level highest permissible value finality absolute constraint conclusion confinement fence farthest reach furthest bound boundaries perimeters compasses circumferences verges rims brims borderlines peripheries lines ends skirtings edgings brinks frames hems frontiers termini marges bourns extents outlines constraints sidelines terminals curbs borderlands precincts outsides flanges apices terms extremes feet trims rings bands ledges tops banks trimmings ambits demarcations proportions neighbourhood suburbs suburbia marchlands pales divides dividing lines restraints vicinity absolutes conclusions end points radii fences horizons neighborhood border line front line containment maxima strictures bridles reins checks caps inhibition brakes trammels fetters dampers restrainers ceilings curtailments cramps hindrances repression constriction upper limits regulation

Noun

A final part of something, especially a period of time, an activity, or a story
conclusion close ending finish resolution finale termination completion climax closure consummation culmination denouement stop cessation expiration outcome result arrest arrestment closing discontinuance discontinuation epilog epilogue halt shutdown stoppage windup adjournment cease coda consequence curtain cutoff desistance determination endgame expiry finis homestretch issue lapse retirement shutoff surcease terminus breakup capper check closedown desuetude execution peroration realisation realization upshot accomplishment achievement fulfilment fulfillment grand finale mop-up omega payoff perfection sign-off wind-up wrap-up end result bottom line closing stages final word last part last word stay offset suspension stopping interruption finishing pause fruition halting break standstill attainment winding up period ceasing breaking off end of the line freeze crowning last act success carrying out tail end discharge effecting swan song intermission final stages breakdown deadlock finalization discharging disruption dissolution final scene curtains wrap grinding halt screaming halt delay decline bitter end finalisation implementation cutting short end piece respite limit cancelation interval rest abeyance abandonment stalemate impasse hiatus breather cancellation downtime gridlock layoff logjam letup standoff time-out screeching halt break-off death failure summation running out solution winding-up blockage concluding wait stand pass actualization actuality final act last clarification unravelling final stage dead stop dead end Mexican standoff unraveling final curtain kick contentedness contentment gratification full stop sewing up polishing off checkmate coup de grace kicks observance carrying through you got it just the ticket let-up severance separation blackout gap remission discontinuity pay-off summing-up withdrawal disjunction curb twilight veto recess outro eventuality curtailment wane summing up catastrophe alternation dispatch completeness hips integration occlusion final thoughts term time off demise lull brick wall roadblock final point last stop abortion cesser disbarment disbandment folding cloture cleanup end-stage end-stages cut-off kiss-off ballgame effect lapsing suppression cut-off point shutting effectuation performance discontinuing afterpiece closer chaser button blow-off appendix finial postscript stopping point hole shutting down closing down finishing point obstruction inhibition hindrance capping perfecting dénouement liquidation inaction to a finish redemption observance last stage staying prevention restraint checking stalling restraining doing it to a T kibosh winter crowning glory final part communication breakdown autumn end of the road self-realization inner peace serenity nirvana self-fulfillment satisfaction self-actualization joy fag end desisting remaining hesitation block terminating deterring holding materialisation materialization run-in crumbling collapse interlude destruction crackup back end tailpiece disintegration dispersal tag end breathing space time out victory mate defeat settlement answer rectification settling diagnosis elucidation dissection resolving solving explanation analysis cracking interpretation recommendation disentanglement exposition quick fix working out sorting out stopover interregnum interim breathing spell moratorium holdup breath latency entr'acte stand-off hold-up spell hold lag layover coffee break postponement hiccup interstice parenthesis hiccough quiescence doldrums dormancy obstacle truce lacuna abeyancy reprieve smoko stop-off holdback holding pattern embargo deferment draw hitch five caesura repose deferral suspense wash disconnection impediment snarl-up catch-22 holiday vacation time break in your journey leave intermezzo retardation lapse of time stall jam ten detention prorogation dead heat happy hour retardment slack ado traffic jam tie-up time wasted time lag period of waiting fix tie pausing disturbance restriction buildup quiescency port of call half-way house intrusion blind alley vacay relief complete stop sojourn visit lessening slackening relaxation episode rupture division rift split disuniting breach wall slowness blow short break hols meanwhile idyll meantime schoolie temporary cessation of business day off temporary closure cessation of business sit-down lunch break disjointedness tea break disconnectedness deliverance release exculpation leisure pardon acquittal protraction forgiveness immunity ease level toss-up beat freedom incoherence immobilization stagnation inactivity hush silence pausation stillness comma pigeonholing shelving rescheduling ban prohibition pause in the action staging post showdown collision disunion setback breathing room spare time free time tabling mothballing break off rest period awkward moment time to burn time to kill lack of unity cutout lack of coherence even money time on one's hands hangup detainment even game photo finish drawn battle paralysis immobilisation encumbrance armistice deep freeze cold storage suspended animation cross-purposes retard fetter interference snag carrying over bind trammel problem filibuster grace period showstopper putting back putting off peace ceasefire treaty waiting period cooling-off period clog congestion snarl backup bottleneck barrier tailback détente cease-fire sig alert wind-down agreement reconciliation accord de-escalation amnesty terms detente cessation of hostilities olive branch temporary peace peace treaty white flag peaceful solution suspension of hostilities

Noun

A goal or desired result
goal purpose aim design intention object intent objective target aspiration point ideal mission ambition motive plan reason desire dream idea pretension wish grail mark bourn bourne drift meaning thing holy grail where one's heading hope Holy Grail resolve scheme direction desired result resolution destination raison d'être vision focus determination object of desire function motivation principle object of the exercise pursuit cause end in view use basis desideratum name of the game yearning longing expectation drive passion urge why and wherefore inclination craving hankering where one is heading want justification rationality impetus view grounds interest utility sense endeavor whole idea endeavour duty scope calling pie in the sky vocation push consideration concern itch fire in the belly ultimate object spot course bullseye bull's-eye butt telos purport occasion bull's eye end purpose project significance prospect the why and wherefore proposal premeditation program system programme strategy end goal lust mind nirvana plot terminus thirst daydream hunger prize big idea ulterior motive whyfor game plan master plan road map ground plan appeal value advantage attraction castles in the air notion ache fancy consequence compass charm bucket list sake impact usefulness validity cogency fascination validness cynosure final cause central theme ambitiousness eagerness loadstar polestar lodestar yen role job something in mind nuts and bolts rationale incentive instigation catalyst incitement spur persuasion inducement stimulant enticement inspiration stimulation carrot determinant go-getting preoccupation responsibility charge business operation wont way occupation action relevance capacity avail affair task application care thinking agenda end game hidden motive hidden agenda vested interest driving force score to settle special interest reason why need appetite fervor ardor pining fervour propensity predilection proclivity ardour liking infatuation covetousness will zeal letch greed love appetency thirstiness jones lustfulness burning disposition relish devotion prurience avidity craze fondness concupiscence initiative impulse eroticism commitment libido lechery lasciviousness emulation enterprise admiration amativeness salacity erotism compulsion libidinousness requirement whim pruriency cupidity frenzy solicitude voracity mania rapture ravenousness rapaciousness predisposition obsession hungering preference doting requisite penchant vigour vitality demand energy thought verve enthusiasm vigor essential spirit dynamism conviction tenacity fixation dash doggedness zest gusto pep undertaking vim spunk cacoethes aggressiveness appetition go zip activity punch get-up-and-go necessity strong interest urgency fire in belly horniness salaciousness hots lustihood prayer planning lech coveting envy rivalry competition decision nostalgia strength addiction want-to pledge munchies hurting stamina liveliness vibrance hang-up promise exuberance forcefulness vivaciousness zealousness intensity virility impulsion the munchies vivacity spiritedness pizzazz fanaticism lack yearn vow prerequisite strength of character single-mindedness strength of mind pzazz activeness necessary choice oath crush needfulness scarcity imperative deficit scantiness dearth cry out call support absence necessitude drought scarceness exigence market exigency captivation indispensable thing desired thing sine qua non missing thing needed thing enchantment besottedness heart's desire deep affection endearment idolization puppy love amorousness tendency leaning bent mad for veneration eros optimism turn anticipation bias affection proneness taste aptitude prejudice weakness partiality stomach venture commission stunt exploit errand act deed burden feat matter accomplishment obligation piece of business racket brief chore engagement doing work contract exercise gig process assignment impression velleity devices readiness affinity habitude bone genius expectancy list humour expectance idée fixe hypothesis deliberation opinion restlessness capability aptness idiosyncrasy temperament movement druthers feeling susceptibility groove pleasure trend type humor attachment aphrodisia encouragement cup of tea soft spot turn of mind understanding conception visualization image rationalization rationalisation inkling regard visualisation perception postulation sentiment abstraction worry reflection conclusion reasoning contrivance contemplation supposition conceptualisation estimation conceptualization dedication striving fire warmth keenness hustle fervency gumption aggression moxie zing esprit earnestness self-motivation entrepreneurial spirit will power get up and go right stuff what it takes a sense of purpose

Noun

A small piece that is left after use
remnant stub remainder butt fragment scrap stump leftover bit oddment vestige dregs leftovers remains lees particle residue dog end fag end tag end tail end leavings heel rest leaving piece remnants shred odds and ends crust balance residuum rump surplus excess offcut scraps scourings slops crumbs dog-end bits oddments debris part relic orts bits and bobs bits and pieces end piece segment trace tail tip projection base nubbin survival hangover dock tag root snag portion dross residual strip outside exterior overage last part short end rejects offcuts tatter pickings trash discard offscourings scrapings pieces cutting castoff outer part outer layer snippet sliver unused supplies uneaten food tail ends mélange miscellany rubbish jumble particles mishmash patchwork hodgepodge refuse notions melee litter medley rags sundries assortment motley rummage novelties knickknacks etcetera olio potpourri off cut mixed bag sundry items miscellaneous paraphernalia this and that end of a line mark grounds deposit sediment waste settlings precipitate sign footprint evidence silt sublimate legacy indication junk accumulation sludge echo token imprint ghost draff track memory shadow grouts clue slag trail suggestion reminder spoor print scum souvenir fragments deposition impression detritus memento scent alluvium record notion etceteras loose ends odds and sods recollection hint evocation remembrance intimation reminiscence salvage sweepings dirt deposits allusion overtone cast-offs spoil precipitation settling gook gunk matter solids ground powder footmark footstep castoffs waste material waste paper extra step groove paw mark hoof mark wake tract result remaining part part leftover outcome consequence product effect parings sewage garbage shavings filtrate aftermath repercussion heritage upshot fruit spin-off by-product trophy memorandum remembrancer

Noun

A part that has been allocated to someone or something
piece share portion slice part cut quota proportion allotment allowance take bit bite division percentage lot fraction chunk segment apportionment allocation measure ration quantity section fragment amount whack scrap subdivision hunk sliver parcel rake-off moiety split lump commission helping morsel piece of the action particle slab chip splinter member quantum ratio wedge length shred assignment limit appropriation speck sample divvy item flake offcut shard remnant stipend instalment partage snippet meed installment crumb grain half iota gob smithereen slice of the cake block grant sector component payment bar cake knob article tablet partition stint constituent unit rate stick element wage wafer wodge mouthful brick salary cube pay module quotum dividend interest mite serving extract excerpt honorarium sampling dole chop recompense atom taste fee cut of pie piece of action contribution kickback equity entitlement stake batch distribution due shot lion's share segmentation tranche shiver field cross section slot tier cutting rake off piece of the cake claim selection ingredient branch office department wisp partial quotient wing subsection shaving tatter paring triangle extent size measurement bulk magnitude dimension incomplete number detail factor corner feature side articulation smithereens spall oddment skelf spillikin thin piece piece of pie ace minim degree admeasurement capacity amplitude comparison equation charge price cost toll emolument pension annuity subsidy figure remuneration remittance bill consideration tariff handout account sum hire compensation damage freight reward ante alimony endowment prize bequest scholarship budget gift bounty aid permitted amount permitted quantity inheritance legacy fellowship dues earnings fare house handle subscription juice price tag expense take-in gravy pin money dispensation number range levy duty assessment tax impost outlay total wages imposition excise tab exaction income paycheck quotation packet profit premium fees customs valuation value gratuity pay envelope debt tip hire charge monetary value worth rental return emoluments reimbursement selling price gain asking price bonus revenue rent expenditure requital custom proceeds tithe expenses demand tribute perquisite perk take-home pay rent payment appraisal liability brokerage benefit award profits indemnity takings disbursement gross pay estimate mulct net pay money ransom score lease terms reckoning market price debit charges face value obligation rates taxation royalty repayment reparation quoted price invoice advance check membership fee lucre price sticker statement retainer defrayment capitation bread bacon burden take-home retail sticker ticket tune appraisement extra baksheesh bottom line inducement monetary worth economic value IOU collection protection payoff arrearage pot outgo donation label benefaction winnings payroll scale offering yield raise handouts net gross spend earned income pittance stipendium setback financial value apartment quote squeeze payback commish homage bid equivalent hand-outs complimentary fee investment surcharge aggregate cess payment required subsistence maintenance an arm and a leg price ticket weight surtax spending menu giveaway towage salvage fine set-back tidy sum returns perquisites perks pickings something to sweeten pot amount of money upkeep pocket money keep bill of fare import tax customs duties export tax rental unit proportional tax pork barrel royalties out of pocket vigorish factorage financial support sum of money cut-in pay-off down amends support restitution cash refund amortization amortisation redress indemnification retaliation defrayal acquittal quittance extortion call requisition request requirement deposit muster honour boon plume decoration kudo accolade distinction honor incentive sweetener pourboire cumshaw throw-in donative present lagniappe retaining fee smalls bonsella dropsy store appreciation guerdon stock plum spiff carrot ledger costs book something extra backhander little something extra little something gravy train little extra bit extra bribe small change regard blue ribbon down payment receipt balance tally register inventory itemization computation partial payment periodic payment standing charge list of charges amount due bad news checking account bill of sale statement of indebtedness request for payment statement of charges itemized account note of charge

Noun

The action of formally ending or dismissing an assembly, partnership, or official body
dissolution conclusion finish cessation discontinuation ending disbandment termination disbanding dispersal dismissal expiration scattering expiry suspension curtains closure separation disestablishment disunion adjournment prorogation recess defunction disappearance evaporation release silence solution wind-up break-up winding up split-up winding down stopping breaking off close stoppage halt closing arrest finale cutoff completion finis windup wrap-up desistance period cutting short outcome terminus dissipation dispersion disbarment concluding discontinuing resolution denouement consummation homestretch mop-up culmination capper endgame summing-up closing stages summing up summation grand finale swan song upshot epilogue omega wane last part epilog final scene catastrophe last act coup de grace stop discontinuance lapse surcease offset check shutoff cancellation shutdown arrestment closedown stay cease abortion cesser issue ballgame breakup effect cut-off result cancelation kiss-off consequence payoff cut-off point end of the line fulfilment fulfillment climax accomplishment execution achievement coda curtain realization determination retirement perfection peroration realisation sign-off wrap bitter end bottom line last word finalization fruition attainment death desuetude finalisation winding-up end result last final act stopping point final curtain sewing up polishing off limit target final word final point last stop dénouement liquidation eventuality outro afterpiece closer chaser blow-off button last stage clarification unravelling final part final stage final thoughts to a finish doing it to a T cleanup end piece run-in end of the road unraveling crowning glory standstill breakdown freeze crumbling collapse break disruption pause finishing destruction crackup blockage screaming halt occlusion grinding halt dead stop time-out deadlock screeching halt interruption dead end brick wall letup roadblock lull disintegration integration dispatch completeness success hips full stop finishing point

Noun

The conclusion to which any course or condition of things leads
result consequence outcome effect conclusion termination corollary reaction by-product product produce sequel issue concomitant footprint aftereffect development end product end result fate outgrowth resultant sequence side effect event out-turn sequelae trickle-down effect flow-on effect upshot aftermath fruit backwash precipitate repercussion child eventuality fallout ramification spin-off denouement causatum waves follow-up culmination chain reaction payoff after-effect pay-off reverberations follow through success can of worms ending sequent pursuance response backlash flak reflex fruits finish finale harvest matter of course legacy yield net result emergence climax completion accompaniment results inference externality induction deduction correlate analogy wake effects knock-on effect future trail destiny destination aftercome payback impact reverberation aftershock residuum residual remainder being actualization realization result of lot dole doom offshoot due bottom line materialisation realisation materialization final result follow-on implication ripple spinoff blowback afterglow side reaction byproduct reward hangover derivative fulfillment profit echo creation fulfilment ripple effect consequences shock wave handiwork output work affair followup consummation entailment sequela function complication benefit return derivate derivation emanation unexpected result secondary effect dénouement delayed response final outcome afterclap advantages fall-out heritage deserts advantage punishment comeuppance mark influence sway maturing fruition pay labor labour side issue carryover secondary response sidebar leftover aftertaste recoil rebound returns retribution brand crop artifact artefact gain amount side effects kickback imprint re-echo feedback follow-through pay back just deserts achievement finished product formulation conception innovation triumph attainment genesis act article origination aspiration doing deed final product action feat brainchild accomplishment offspring concoction handicraft design execution implementation application invention

Noun

The furthest or most extreme point or limit of something

Noun

Formal act of putting an end to, annulling
abolition ending termination annihilation destruction elimination eradication extirpation obliteration abrogation annulment extermination invalidation nullification overthrow overturning quashing repeal revocation withdrawal cancellation extinction removal scrapping stopping suppression dissolution repudiation rescindment rescission subversion vitiation voiding wiping out discontinuation erasure abatement abolishment avoidance axing cancelation countermanding defeasance ditching doing away with dumping effacement excising junking negation retraction scrubbing stamping out annulling blotting out chopping closure deracination expunction rescinding closing down riddance voidance suspension taking away purging disposal banishment displacement weeding out reversal recall disavowal denial abandonment contradiction setting aside volte-face abjuration undoing overruling backpedaling disclaimer abnegation forswearing backpedalling disowning recantation refutation disannulment gainsaying disaffirmation about-face contraversion unsaying renouncing reneging backtracking palinode overriding vetoing recision calling abortion dropping retractation renunciation calling off deletion retracting canceling veto cancelling extinguishment disaffirmance renouncement rebuttal refuting disproving retirement apostasy renege disclaiming countering dissolving disproval discrediting changing alteration upsetting erasing neutralization split discharge breakup dedomiciling revoking recalling reversing withdrawing abandoning abolishing invalidating change disallowing neutralisation split up going phfft recanting turnaround doubleback U-turn rescinsion turnabout switch change in direction loss demolition ruination liquidation wastage desolation ruin extinguishing decimation devastation havoc wreckage mincemeat demolishment utter destruction. slaughter massacre rooting out total destruction

Noun

Possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
effect sense meaning theme drift essence vein intimation intent gist substance flavor flavour import intention interpretation significance connotation implication message nuance spirit character denotation purport suggestion thread allusion mood tenor strain thrust burden purpose signification content core idea definition significancy tendency direction punch line view viewpoint intendment nitty-gritty name of the game heart nuts and bolts nature of the beast matter bottom line acceptation meat nub meat and potatoes thesis point object aim scope trend design course general meaning general intention pith stuff subject upshot bearing subject matter hint understanding marrow value force relevance indication text context topic importance motif crux body kernel impression consequence undertone feeling atmosphere undercurrent explanation argument insinuation overtone inference quintessence nucleus tone nature of beast subcurrent score nature keynote moral soul short pivot sum bull's-eye root centerpiece net nubbin worth heart of the matter sum and substance use centrepiece validity taste soupçon vibrations aura echo lesson colouring suspicion murmur tinge symbolization trace focus result touch motive precept summary designation hidden meaning question inclination secondary meaning essentials kicker coloring basis subtext main idea explicit meaning brass tacks association implications innuendo smack ideas reason rationale usefulness account thought digest accepted meaning specification impact influence way basics fundamentals path resolution essential point main point central point proposition run evolution efficacy plot circumstance salient point case focal point reference the long and short concise summary statement opinion treatise dissertation discourse exposition line of reasoning most important fact scenario storyline evidence course of thought action sequence main theme central idea central theme conclusion outcome full effect full value amount whole effect moment meaningfulness important point adage teaching maxim quiddity material being essentiality power soundness general picture long and short temper payoff train of thought story line gravamen staple foundation clout concreteness sermon truism moralism saying prominence magnitude guts vibes issue dictum rule apophthegm proverb motto aphorism epigram saw ABCs sum total whisper ethos anecdote gnome axiom quality humour morale cheer feather humor climate feel mode takeaway vibe attitude standard principle ambience belief disposition lifeblood ethic propensity crosscurrent current riptide pull flow stream eddy tide hidden feeling fundamental nature timbre prevailing tendency dominating characteristic sound bite motivating force state of mind frame of mind animating principle

Noun

The act or state of destroying or being destroyed, especially completely
ruination ruin annihilation devastation extermination extinction wreck decimation demolishment demolition desolation destruction elimination eradication obliteration wastage abolition disintegrating dissolving extinguishing liquidation loss overthrow ravaging subversion wreckage wrecking abolishing carnage extirpation havoc massacre mincemeat perdition shattering subverting wrack assassinating calamity crashing crushing disrupting invalidating invalidation murder sacking slaughter slaying subjugation downfall damage dismantling disintegration collapse smashing blighting undoing death wipeout zapping rooting out killing wiping out bane extinguishment breakdown demise decay disrepair crash dilapidation decrepitude deterioration decline dissolution degeneracy atrophy downgrade degeneration labefaction crumbling comedown topple tumble drop defacing levelling spoiling spoliation razing break-up scarring felling wasting disfigurement marring impairment injury leveling torpedoing blasting dynamiting violation bombing harm falling to pieces breaking up pulling down tearing down knocking down blowing up laying waste razing to the ground disaster catastrophe apocalypse cataclysm waste depredation day of reckoning end of the world holocaust division despoliation flattening doomsday fragmentization fragmentation end times ravages plunder armageddon conflagration rack and ruin Armageddon Judgment Day ransacking nuclear holocaust ragnarok judgement day defacement rape bulldozing explosion clearance kiss of death distress smashup ravage fiasco ruining shipwreck sinking shipwrecking isolation bleakness wildness breakup decentralization worst solitude barrenness loneliness crack-up ravagement pillage solitariness bareness despoiling vandalism ruins disproval Apocalypse Final Judgment refutation disproving grimness sterility starkness aridity dismalness balkanization decentralisation genocide inferno defoliation confusion destroying destitution rack debacle tragedy remoteness forlornness desolateness butchery fire bloodbath Ragnarok eschaton pogrom dereliction emptiness blue ruin complete distruction mass murder immolation ethnic cleansing

Noun

A cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
reason grounds cause motive occasion rationale basis case goal purpose aim argument explanation intention justification impetus incentive account apology defence defense excuse ground inducement motivation objective point apologia design target vindication warrant accounting antecedent authority causality causation object subject wherefore why exposition pretext rationalisation rationalization driver genesis inspiration instigation origin premise source story underpinning causal agent chief ingredient driving force principal element why and wherefore whys and wherefores incitement mainspring stimulation determinant impulse root motivating force incitation stimulator influence spur stimulus thinking fountain fount beginning generator consideration lure provocation pressure persuasion goad spring passion feeling drive intent emotion chief reason impelling cause prime mover chief motive motive force matter the why and wherefore bases stories apologies apologias pretexts alibis extenuation pleas wherefores rationales accounts mitigation cop-outs palliations underpinnings cover stories whys motives covers sense reasonings warrants premises cases fabrication coverups whitewash evasion routine pretence pretense disguises fish stories cover-ups subterfuge expedients lines fronts get-outs reasoning answers validation whitewashings foundations exoneration advocacy absolutions support acquittal exculpations approval palliatives germs elucidation principles objects geneses goals antecedents instigations drivers targets motivations impetuses origins subjects points occasions sources incentives ends aims driving forces inducements objectives

Noun

The act of ordering or allowing someone to leave
dismissal discharge expulsion redundancy axe sack firing ousting removal sacking ax boot congé defenestration elbow furlough heave-ho kiss-off layoff notice push adjournment cashiering chop old heave-ho release the sack banishment bounce deportation deposal deposition dislodgment displacement dispossession dissolution door eviction exile exorcism expatriation freedom freeing housecleaning laying off liberation ostracism ouster permission relegation suspension the boot the push permission to go turfing out your books cold shoulder freedom to depart marching orders pink slip the bum's rush the old heave-ho the order of the boot ejection exclusion retirement demobilization throwing out disbandment bullet walking papers demobilisation one's cards overthrow demob unseating dethronement job loss the elbow disbarment debarment dethroning lay-off dislodgement transportation axing extrusion purge proscription ejecting termination withdrawal unemployment drumming out the heave-ho forcing out driving out rejection elimination the axe termination of employment upheaval coup ejectment replacement loss of right toppling overturning the door old heave ho downfall supplanting bum's rush demotion expelling blackballing blacklisting discharge notice walking ticket installation impeachment degradation unfrocking removal from office repatriation purging refoulement joblessness the chop redundance severance laying-off banishing deportment rush barring the bullet excommunicating disfellowshipment disfellowshipping damnation debarring kicking out the bounce excommunication cutback downsizing respite rationalization rationalisation streamlining ending of employment one's marching orders omission discard noninclusion reduction in force letting go early retirement dropping cut erasure taking away non-inclusion expunction leaving out extradition return going home sending home outing booting out casting out clearance attainder outlawry rustication separation bouncing expropriation uprooting temporary removal arrest handover exiling ban chucking out transporting expatriating repatriating extraditing diaspora dispersion scattering migration evicting the gate insufflation handing over turning out ritual ceremony downgrade being demoted transfer down sending down lowering of rank

Noun

A turning point
head climax crisis conclusion culmination acme boiling point clutch conjuncture Dunkirk emergency exigency extremity juncture tinderbox crossroads crunch watershed defining moment turning point moment of truth pivotal moment tipping point breaking point crisis point critical juncture critical moment critical period critical point critical stage crucial period crucial point crunch time decisive moment decisive point flash point high noon pivotal point watershed moment zero hour hour of decision point of no return turn of the tide do or die time knife-edge crossroad predicament difficulty pinch fix quandary pickle dilemma strait plight pass hardship climacteric urgency crux contingency scrape Rubicon jam distress trouble disaster stage circumstance necessity calamity catastrophe crucial moment mess impasse threshold exigence hole pressure tension spot dire straits vicissitude critical situation panic stations hot water connection combination concurrence rubicon flashpoint peak test problem critical mass terminus demand need setback adversity time misfortune height moment point deadline vital moment countdown appointed hour target D-day appointed time A-day H-hour stress constraint requirement crossing indigence cataclysm reverse reversal destitution when it came to it when push comes to shove match point trying time danger level high point stalemate want demandingness acuteness bind stew hard times cusp landmark confrontation standstill pivot corner change deadlock nexus needfulness requisite essential wont criticalness pressingness imperativeness hell target day jumping-off point the time start time moment of decision sticky situation duress occasion brink overextension breakpoint edge limit overstrain deep water extreme suffering phase period spot of bother hell on earth sink or swim time coming to a head hot spot point of decision state posture interval status instant choice point in time condition position extreme tension snapping point verge of collapse spreading too thin moment in time danger accident tight corner tight spot urgent situation trauma tragedy misadventure squeeze compulsion desperate straits push meltdown unforeseen circumstances depression imbroglio quagmire muddle mire bad news tribulation perplexity awkward situation difficult situation blow debacle mishap complication box entanglement problematic situation issue hang-up upheaval crash affliction situation fiasco conundrum asperity rabbit hole pretty kettle of fish fine kettle of fish scourge sad state tricky situation train wreck tight situation rattrap swamp straits jackpot confusion turmoil rigor havoc catch-22 drag drama shambles apocalypse sticky wicket collapse horror embarrassment rigour woe worst-case scenario sorry condition car crash unfortunate situation no-win situation contretemps how-do-you-do kettle of fish chaos disarray failure disorder puzzle ruin uphill mix-up devastation holocaust blight shock misery hazard farce a jam a scrape a hole a fix heavy blow big trouble double trouble reversal of fortune stroke of ill luck l trouble spot Dutch dreadful thing awful thing terrible thing infliction bother bad thing tangle equation tight squeeze soup lot botched situation emergency situation potential crisis spectacle mass of problems diffict situation worst case uphill battle situational problem incident commotion fuss state of things state of affairs worst outcome business adventure row scene disturbance melodrama affair loss large order rough go worst possible outcome worst that could happen worst comes to worst struggle thrill fracas sensation excitement oppression frustration pain tear-jerker to-do the Rubicon irreversible momentum exertion painfulness knot pretty dependency dependence barricade discouragement sweat labor hardness labour a bad situation bottleneck a plight a mess a sorry condition bewilderment mystification a predicament a difficult situation wretchedness a stew a spot harassment dead end a pickle a tight corner a bind ruination choke point casualty buffet bale mischance milepost milestone mishanter stroke bane undoing grief harm upset abyss slip flood fall peripeteia transition hinge twist shift axis development reverse of fortune shit show fell stroke rough situation act of God the worst bad luck hard luck ill luck crucial occurrence rising action kairotic moment race against time obligation responsibility call gravity duty commitment desperation force majeure pressure of circumstance force of circumstance whammy shipwreck desolation trial messiness bust monstrosity bomb disorderliness hassle vicious circle hot potato

Noun

An important assignment given to a person or group of people, typically involving travel abroad
mission job assignment operation commission task work charge undertaking errand labor labour business calling duty exercise expedition quest trip chore post pursuit vocation brief enterprise goal objective purpose aim journey office trust detail lifework profession trade person's task function responsibility occupation role project obligation position engagement employment concern burden capacity place appointment service onus part province piece of work venture crusade affair commitment situation activity thing devoir gig endeavour stint pigeon station endeavor piece of business imperative incumbency career contract practice exploration use berth billet care target racket interest action day job tour field effort process message directive connection placement instruction object utility raison d'être requirement travel line hunt livelihood mark need exploit contribution worry department deed craft act matter métier involvement setup secondment shopping run collection delivery issue committal briefing pledge custody remit right employment status hire practise case spot pursual adventure reason beat living posting prerogative placing benefit good advantage seeking grip privilege taskwork liability workplace result outcome accountability fun and games tour of duty usefulness worth merit behoof avail effect value moral obligation long row to hoe understanding promise gain sphere preserve servitude industry art focus niche participation chores rôle culpability return profit lay game lookout feat problem must ought accountableness answerability line of work what one is into avocation area of activity area of interest bailiwick intention stunt wish ambition aspiration doing hope plan pretension desire accomplishment ideal holy grail intent entanglement baby moral imperative job requirements job specification excursion hajj bag behavior faculty meaning power behaviour trial pain yatra line of country voyage solution designation difficult task gauntlet bother test load trouble albatross hardship inconvenience challenge headache pilgrimage religious journey wayfaring holy expedition visit trek consignment legation embassy command job description peregrination formal order odyssey long journey safari travels passage hike survey swing campaign patrol picnic cavalcade entrada cruise caravan

Noun

A predetermined or unavoidable destiny
kismet fate destiny fortune luck doom chance circumstance lot providence karma predestination predetermination stars portion horoscope preordination destination predestiny Providence Lady Luck divine will handwriting on the wall what is written in the stars what is to come writing on the wall one's dole fortuity serendipity hazard accident coincidence happenstance foreordination circumstances hap way the cookie crumbles casualty break misfortune contingency wheel of fortune way the ball bounces cup dole what is written condition foreordainment preordainment fluke God's will Moirai the stars Dame Fortune calling nemesis purpose inevitability orlay conclusion expectation astral influence ordinance certainty fifty-fifty freak vocation breaks future design prospect toss-up lucky break the times run of luck a twist of fate divine decree stroke of luck twist of fate what is in the books God's plan election necessity luckiness fortunateness course of events afterlife Fates situation divine intervention Norns mozzle Parcae state position plight occurrence occasion prospects predicament expectations heritage chances outside influence unforeseen event inescapableness wyrd hit or miss a bit of good luck good fortune a fluke a piece of good fortune turn of the cards one's lot a happy chance a bit of luck way cookie crumbles good luck heads or tails one's portion peradventure hand one is dealt bad luck throw of the dice call due likely advancement likely improvement likely success lot in life objective constellation finality hereafter one's lot in life intention intent world to come history experiences success life adventures means star experience sentence decision good break lucked out lucky hit lucked into fighting chance decree verdict condemnation judgment streak of luck Moira judgement cataclysm opinion tragedy calamity trouble roll of the dice Judgment Day fixed future handwriting on wall lap of the gods

Noun

The final period of the life of a person or thing

Noun

A sign of the end or demise of something or someone
knell warning portent omen death knell death sentence death warrant evil omen ill omen beginning of the end presage of the end presage foreshadowing sign augury indication foreboding harbinger forewarning auspice threat signal foretoken token prophecy forecast hint prediction prognostication boding prefiguring prognostic writing on the wall menace bodement straw premonition straw in the wind danger sign herald precursor forerunner presentiment hunch promise divination foretelling wake-up call prelude feeling admonition tip indicator angel foregoer prognosis outrider messenger vaticination usher soothsaying prognosticating presaging forecasting prophesy auguring cast predicting handwriting on the wall alarm caution foretaste intuition announcer misgiving handwriting on wall alert notice suggestion vague feeling alarum prenotion vibes funny feeling notification sign of things to come admonishment message tip-off heads-up sinking feeling moral caveat lesson word to the wise sign of the times preindication red flag prefigurement suspicion intimation apprehension foreknowledge example announcement avant-courier inkling apprehensiveness exemplar clue signification adumbration sortilege prophet model counsel projection sixth sense vision gut feeling expectation wind change guess conjecture auspication outlook prevision zodiac fortune-telling foresight palmistry surmising horoscope dope word of warning advance warning bad omen crystal gazing of event anticipation fate fair warning warning sign prefiguration puku the writing on the wall vanguard piece of advice caution light advisory event illustrating a hazard a few words of wisdom deterrent example enough said assurance index prescience light giveaway whistle speculation predecessor chill surmise prior warning foreseeing adviser runner reporter bearer representative idea bad vibes slight hint high sign feeling in the bones worry anxiety fear possibility cautionary tale dread exhortation tocsin guidance sample preview commonition advice worriment vibrations sense sneaking suspicion winds epiphany trailer bug in one's ear red light word symbol manifestation deterrent whiff second sight winds of change feeling in bones bad feeling feeling in your bones precept cue flash revelation oracle apocalypse inspiration taste appetizer tester taster specimen wink bet Mayday insight try-out estimate calculation foretale likelihood halseny extrapolation look out life lesson helpful example real-life lesson object lesson appetiser heads up antecessor advertisement grandparent forefather foreshadow mark pattern advertiser advance guard