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Definitions of terminate

  1. To be limited; to end. See Term. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To put an end to; come to an end; cease. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To be the boundary of; be limited. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To limit er bound; bring to an end; finish; as, to terminate a war. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To be limited or bounded; come to an end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To set a limit to: to set the boundary: to put an end to: to finish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To set a limit to; bound; finish; end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To be limited: to end either in space or time: to close. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To be limited; come to an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" Webster Dictionary DB
  15. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To limit; to bound; to set the extreme point or side of a thing; to put an end to; to complete; to finish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To bound; to limit; to put an end to; to finish; to come to an end; to conclude. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for terminate

  1. Mr. Poole informed me that the ranges still continued to the north, but that they were changed in character, and he thought they would altogether terminate ere long. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  2. The houses are spacious, and exhibit singular specimens of ancient taste; the roofs rise to a great height and terminate in a sharp point. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
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