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ˈtɜr mə nəs; -ˌnaɪter·mi·nus

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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.

    Etymology: From terminus. From the god Terminus who presided over boundaries.

  2. terminus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From terminus. From the god Terminus who presided over boundaries.

  3. terminus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terminus

    tėr′mi-nus, n. the end or extreme point: one of the extreme points of a railway, &c.: the ancient Roman god of boundaries:—pl. Ter′mini (ī).—ns. Ter′miner (law), the act of determining; Ter′minism, the theological doctrine that there is a limit in the life of each man and of mankind for the operation of grace; Ter′minist, one who believes in terminism.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Terminus

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


  1. Terminus

    (Ter′minus). The Roman god of boundaries.

Anagrams for terminus »

  1. runtimes, run times

  2. Run times

  3. Runtimes

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terminus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terminus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of terminus

  1. terminusterminusterminusterminusterminus

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