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ter·mi·nus

 (tûr′mə-nəs)
n. pl. ter·mi·nus·es or ter·mi·ni (-nī′)
1. The final point; the end.
2. An end point on a transportation line or the town in which it is located.
3.
a. A boundary or border.
b. A stone or post marking a border.

[Latin.]

Terminus

(ˈtɜːmɪnəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of boundaries

Terminus

(ˈtɜːmɪnəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of boundaries

ter•mi•nus

(ˈtɜr mə nəs)

n., pl. -ni (-ˌnaɪ)
-nus•es.
1. the end or extremity of anything.
2. either end of a railroad line.
3. the station at the end of a railway or bus route.
4. the point toward which anything tends; goal or end.
5. a boundary or limit.
6. a boundary post or stone.
7. a herm.
[1545–55; < Latin: boundary, limit, end]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terminus - a place where something ends or is completeterminus - a place where something ends or is complete
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
2.terminus - the ultimate goal for which something is done
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
3.terminus - (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillarterminus - (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
statue - a sculpture representing a human or animal
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
4.terminus - either end of a railroad or bus route
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
5.terminus - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goodsterminus - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
air terminal, airport terminal - a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
bus depot, bus station, bus terminal, coach station - a terminal that serves bus passengers
cathode - the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
railroad station, railroad terminal, railway station, train depot, train station - terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
subway station - a terminal where subways load and unload passengers
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

terminus

noun end of the line, terminal, station, depot, last stop, garage the London terminus of the Channel Tunnel rail link

terminus

noun
Translations
نِهايَه، مَحَطَّه
konečná stanice
=-endestationendestation
végállomás
endastöî
galinė stotis
galastacija, galapunkts
končna postaja
bitişsonson durak

terminus

[ˈtɜːmɪnəs] N (terminuses, termini (pl))
1. (Rail) → estación f terminal
2. [of buses] (= last stop) → última parada f, final f del recorrido; (= building) → terminal f

terminus

[ˈtɜːrmɪnəs] [termini] [ˈtɜːrmɪnaɪ] (pl) nterminus m inv

terminus

n (Rail, bus) → Endstation f

terminus

[ˈtɜːmɪnəs] n (termini (pl)) [ˈtɜːmɪnaɪ] (of bus) → capolinea m; (of train) → stazione f terminale; (building) (Rail) → stazione f di testa

terminus

(ˈtəːminəs) noun
an end, especially of a railway or bus route. I get off at the bus terminus.
References in classic literature ?
At the London terminus, I heard the first news of the Friday's accident; heard it, with conflicting accounts of the numbers and names of the passengers killed.
There was a sense of Christmas about the travellers and the people who were at the terminus to meet them.
In their stock exchange stand six hundred and forty one booths, each one the terminus of a private wire.
But to this also, as to other evils under the sun, there came a period; and the victim of circumstances began at last to rumble toward the railway terminus at Waverley Bridge.
The general route of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway is as follows: Leaving Bombay, it passes through Salcette, crossing to the continent opposite Tannah, goes over the chain of the Western Ghauts, runs thence north-east as far as Burhampoor, skirts the nearly independent territory of Bundelcund, ascends to Allahabad, turns thence eastwardly, meeting the Ganges at Benares, then departs from the river a little, and, descending south-eastward by Burdivan and the French town of Chandernagor, has its terminus at Calcutta.
Every- one connected with the terminus seemed ill-tempered.
As yet I am only pressing in at the entrance--a strait gate enough; it ought to have a good terminus.
It was twenty past three when we reached our terminus, and after a hasty luncheon at the buffet we pushed on at once to Scotland Yard.
Of that day, doomed to be her terminus in time through all the ages, she did not know the place in month, week, season or year.
His wife's dark blue brougham (with the wedding varnish still on it) met Archer at the ferry, and conveyed him luxuriously to the Pennsylvania terminus in Jersey City.
When we emerged from the little building which houses the upper terminus of the elevator, we found ourselves in the midst of a veritable fairyland of beauty.
We were like tram-cars running on their lines from terminus to terminus, and it was possible to calculate within small limits the number of passengers they would carry.