from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The final point; the end.
- n. An end point on a transportation line or the town in which it is located.
- n. A boundary or border.
- n. A stone or post marking a border.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The end or final point of something.
- n. The end point of a transportation system, or the town or city in which it is located.
- n. A boundary or border, or a post or stone marking such a boundary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Literally, a boundary; a border; a limit.
- n. 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.
- n. Hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8.
- n. Either end of a railroad line; also, the station house, or the town or city, at that place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boundary; a limit; a stone, post, or other mark used to indicate the boundary of a property.
- n. [capitalized] In Roman mythology, the god of boundaries; the deity who presided over boundaries or landmarks.
- n. A bust or figure of the upper part of the human body, terminating in a plain block of rectangular form; a half-statue or bust, not placed upon but incorporated with, and as it were immediately springing out of, the square pillar which serves as its pedestal.
- n. Termination; limit; goal; end.
- n. The extreme station at either end of a railway, or important section of a railway.
- n. The point to which a vector carries a given or assumed point.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ultimate goal for which something is done
- n. station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
- n. (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
- n. either end of a railroad or bus route
- n. a place where something ends or is complete
That would be a fine example of establishing what we call a terminus ante quem, "point [in time] before which," the latest year a particular document could have been written.
Once that terminus is erased, there is nothing to stop society from sliding into straightforward euthanasia, as has occurred in the UK.
The end, the terminus, is significant not by itself but as the integration of the parts.
I can see clearly now that the terminus is nearer than I had earlier thought.
Its terminus is the Trevi Fountain; you can see (and hear) part of the ancient aqueduct below the Sala Trevi cinema in an alley nearby.
To the left we had the Champs-Elysees with their noble elms whose terminus is marked, off yonder on an elevation, by the great triumphal arch of Napoleon in the Place de L'Etoile.
More properly the terminus is Emeryville in Oakland, and I’m more properly in Oakland, although I go across the bay to San Fran a bunch.
BART’s southern terminus is Millbrae, about 25 miles north of Mountain View.
This city of 21,000 has long been known as the terminus of the 185-mile Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, built from 1828 to 1850 to ferry goods and passengers.
Cities originally formed around a center resource like a harbor or train terminus.