Definition of world's end in US English:

world's end

(also worlds end, warlt's end)

noun

  • 1The end or destruction of the world or of life on earth, specifically the Day of Judgement. Occasionally attributive Compare world-end.

  • 2The farthest limit of the earth; (chiefly used hyperbolically, especially) the farthest attainable point of travel; (also) a very remote or out-of-the way place. Occasionally attributive Compare world-end, the ends (also end) of (the) earth.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Charter: Lufu to Christ Church, Canterbury. From the genitive of world + end.

Pronunciation

world's end

/ˌwəːldz ˈɛnd/