Definition of terminus
terminiplay \-ˌnī, -ˌnē\ or
Examples of terminus in a Sentence
Stockholm is the terminus for the southbound train.
Geologists took samples from the terminus of the glacier.
the terminus of the DNA strand
Recent Examples of terminus from the Web
The presentation will cover the entire length of the trail from the west end at Colonial road in Manchester to the eastern terminus at the Willimantic River in Columbia.
Berea's city engineer, Tony Armagno, said a wing-wall expansion needed to handle river flow has been built as a part of the project, at the southeast terminus of the bridge, at Front and Center streets.
Upon ascending the terminus of the trail, you're met by enormous cranes and a flurry of construction vehicles working feverishly to build a new bridge.
Nestled along the Fox River at the terminus for the Metra's Milwaukee District West Line, the downtown district was practically empty when Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA) opened in 2013.
An east-and-west through road, Montgomery intersects with the northern terminus of Normantown, forming a T-shape.
The study found that the existing Grand Street Viaduct can handle streetcars traveling in traffic with dual track, with a stub end at the northern terminus.
The Greens, with just three seats, hold the balance of power in the province -- both the birthplace of Greenpeace and the terminus of the Trans Mountain line from Alberta’s oil sands.
The freeway is finished — kind of Caltrans opened the freeway in phases and cut the ribbon in 1965 on a 1.3-mile segment from the 10 Freeway to the 710’s current terminus on Valley Boulevard in Alhambra.
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Did You Know?
This word comes straight from Latin. In the Roman empire, a terminus was a boundary stone, and all boundary stones had a minor god associated with them, whose name was Terminus. Terminus was a kind of keeper of the peace, since wherever there was a terminus there could be no arguments about where your property ended and your neighbor's property began. So Terminus even had his own festival, the Terminalia, when images of the god were draped with flower garlands. Today the word shows up in all kinds of places, including in the name of numerous hotels worldwide built near a city's railway terminus.
TERMINUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terminus for English Language Learners
: the end of a travel route (such as a rail or bus line) or the station at the end of a travel route
: the end of something
TERMINUS Defined for Kids
Definition of terminus for Students
termini\-ˌnī, -ˌnē\ or
1 : an ending point
2 : the end of a travel route
3 : a station at the end of a travel route
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