Definitions for terminusˈtɜr mə nəs; -ˌnaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ter•mi•nusˈtɜr mə nəs; -ˌnaɪ(n.)(pl.)-ni; -nus•es.

  1. the end or extremity of anything.

  2. either end of a railroad line.

    Category: Railroads

  3. the station at the end of a railway or bus route.

    Category: Railroads, British

  4. the point toward which anything tends; goal or end.

  5. a boundary or limit.

  6. a boundary post or stone.

  7. a herm.

    Category: Antiquities

Origin of terminus:

1545–55; < L: boundary, limit, end

Princeton's WordNet

  1. end point, endpoint, termination, terminus(noun)

    a place where something ends or is complete

  2. destination, terminus(noun)

    the ultimate goal for which something is done

  3. terminus, terminal figure, term(noun)

    (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

  4. terminus(noun)

    either end of a railroad or bus route

  5. terminal, terminus, depot(noun)

    station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods


  1. terminus(Noun)

    The end or final point of something.

  2. terminus(Noun)

    The end point of a transportation system, or the town or city in which it is located.

  3. terminus(Noun)

    A boundary or border, or a post or stone marking such a boundary.

  4. Origin: From terminus. From the god Terminus who presided over boundaries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terminus(noun)

    literally, a boundary; a border; a limit

  2. Terminus(noun)

    the Roman divinity who presided over boundaries, whose statue was properly a short pillar terminating in the bust of a man, woman, satyr, or the like, but often merely a post or stone stuck in the ground on a boundary line

  3. Terminus(noun)

    hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8

  4. Terminus(noun)

    either end of a railroad line; also, the station house, or the town or city, at that place


  1. Terminus

    Terminus is a fictional planet at the edge of the Galaxy in Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series, home of the Foundation.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Terminus

    in Roman mythology a deity who presided over boundaries, the worship of whom was instituted by Numa (q. v.).

Anagrams of terminus

  1. runtimes, run times

  2. Run times

  3. Runtimes

Translations for terminus

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an end, especially of a railway or bus route

I get off at the bus terminus.

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