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BITTER END

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bitter end mean? 

BITTER END (noun)
  The noun BITTER END has 2 senses:

1. the final extremity (however unpleasant it may be)
2. (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt

  Familiarity information: BITTER END used as a noun is rare.


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BITTER END (noun)


Sense 1bitter end [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The final extremity (however unpleasant it may be)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

he was determined to fight to the bitter end

Hypernyms ("bitter end" is a kind of...):

extremity (an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease))


Sense 2bitter end [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bitter end" is a kind of...):

end (either extremity of something that has length)

Domain category:

navigation; sailing; seafaring (the work of a sailor)

Holonyms ("bitter end" is a part of...):

line (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible)


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