• To end something, especially when left in an incomplete state; to die.
  • To set or be a limit or boundary to.
  • To kill someone or something.
  • To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.
  • Of a mode of transport, to end its journey; or of a railway line, to reach its terminus.


  • Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
  • Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.
  • Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.


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  • Borrowed from Latin terminātus, past participle of terminō, from terminus; see term, terminus. termine.

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