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Definitions of terminate

  1. terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. be the end of; be the last of concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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.
  12. To be limited or bounded; come to an end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 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.
  14. To be limited: to end either in space or time: to close. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To be limited; come to an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To set a limit to; bound; finish; end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To put an end to; come to an end; cease. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To be the boundary of; be limited. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. To be limited; to end. See Term. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. 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.
  22. t[.e]r'min-[=a]t, v.t. to set a limit to: to set the boundary: to put an end to: to finish.--v.i. to be limited: to end either in space or time: to close.--adj. TER'MINABLE, that may be limited: that may terminate or cease.--n. TER'MINABLENESS.--adj. TER'MINAL, pertaining to, or growing at, the end or extremity: ending a series or part: occurring in every term.--n.pl. TERMIN[=A]'LIA, an annual Roman festival in honour of Terminus, the god of boundaries.--adv. TER'MINALLY.--n. TERMIN[=A]'TION, act of terminating or ending: limit: end: result: the ending of words as varied by their signification.--adjs. TERMIN[=A]'TIONAL, pertaining to, or forming, a termination; TER'MIN[=A]TIVE, tending to terminate or determine: absolute.--adv. TER'MIN[=A]TIVELY.--n. TER'MIN[=A]TOR, one who, or that which, terminates: the boundary between the illuminated and dark portions of the moon or of a planet.--adj. TER'MIN[=A]TORY. [L. terminus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Bound, limit; bring, come, to an end; (of word) end in (such letters or syllable). Hence or cogn. termination n., terminational, terminative, terminatory, aa., terminatively adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Coming to an end, bounded, as a t. decimal. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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