Recently heard a very beautiful interpretion of the word 'vedanta':
Ved & Ant (ant in hindi/possibly sanskrit means end)Vedanta means the end of the Ved. Significantly the end of Ved also means the end of desires. Worship according to the various Vedas is prescribed to be followed in a certain manner, for the sake of gaining certain specific benefits (dharm, arth, kama ). However when there arises a desire to be desireless, we have begun on our path of Vedanta.
This is the best i could remember and gather from what i heard, it appealed to me very much, previously i always understood the concept of vedanta as being something very ambiguous!