Middle English Dictionary Entry

ē̆nden v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. ienden v.
To come to an end, have an end, stop, cease: (a) of a period of time or existence: to end;--also pass.; (b) of an activity, a state, a meeting, a festival, a ceremony: to end, stop, cease; (c) of anything having life: to reach the end of life or existence, die;--also pass.; (d) enden lif, to die; (e) of a book, chapter, etc.: to end; to have as a final part;--also pass. and refl; (f) of gram. forms: to have as a final part, to end (in an affix or inflection).
(a) To put an end to (something), stop (something); (b) to kill (someone); (c) enden from (of), desist from, come to the end of.
To carry out, complete, or finish (something): (a) to complete (an action) satisfactorily or successfully, to finish or win (a battle), to consummate (an intention or plan), to make a final disposition of (something); (b) to complete construction of, or build (a building, city, etc.); (c) to finish (a story, sermon, prayer, etc.).
To lead (to an action); to end or result (in a certain state).
To have an end-point, limit, or boundary.
Phil. & rel. (a) To be supreme over (something else), to be the final cause of (something), to be the fulfillment of (something); ending cause, final cause; ending joi, supreme joy; (b) to have an end, to be temporary.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Add to gloss in sense 5.(b): ppl. ended as noun: things that are limited or finite.--per MLL