from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The end of a year.
  • adj. Occurring or done at the end of the year: a year-end audit.

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  • adj. On or happening at the end of the year (e.g., late December).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the end of a calendar year
  • adj. taking place at the close of a fiscal year


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  • For a complete discussion of the risks, uncertainties and factors which may lead to our actual financial results and performance being different from the estimates contained in our forward-looking statements, please refer to our year-end report or our most recent AIF filing.

  • When someone decides to spend their year-end bonus on a couple of Aston Martins, a boat and their very own movie, you can be sure of 2 things: they're going to hit on the lead actress' stand-in every day you let them on set and they're going to end up with an Executive Producer credit.

    Rick Schwartz: An Insider's Guide to Movie Credits

  • In our defense, the column is sometimes pre-empted by more important columns which have to also fall on a Friday for arcane and obscure reasons, such as our two-part "best of" year-end column at the end of each December.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Ads Obama Should Run

  • In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with original blog posts that we think will shape 2012.

    Graham Hill: Less Stuff, More Happiness

  • Clear signs of renewed legal spending after a sharp decline of 7% since year-end 2008.

    Corporate Legal Spending Expected to Rebound Sharply : Law is Cool

  • The budget problem those families face isn't some theoretical future debt crisis but the possibility of losing unemployment checks when a year-end legislative deadline hits.

    Michelle Chen: Washington's Debt Panic and the Real Social Debt in America

  • Wishing someone a merry Christmas makes the assumption that the object of your cheery greeting celebrates, well, Christmas -- when in fact that person may celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or some other year-end holiday.

    Steven Petrow: Queeries: When 'Merry Christmas' Means 'Bless Your Heart'

  • If you want to be a part of our mission, please consider a year-end donation to the American Red Cross.

    Gail McGovern: A Record Year of Disaster and Recovery

  • By year-end, Azerbaijan is expected to choose long-term buyers for the gas from its massive Shah Deniz II field, which lies deep under the Caspian with reserves of more than one trillion cubic meters.

    Nabucco Pipeline's Fate Hinges on Azerbaijan

  • Com, Deb Aoki surveys a lot of the year-end lists of best graphic novels to assemble a list of the most acclaimed manga of 2009.

    Highs and lows


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