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TERMINUS (termini)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does terminus mean? 

TERMINUS (noun)
  The noun TERMINUS has 5 senses:

1. a place where something ends or is complete
2. the ultimate goal for which something is done
3. (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
4. either end of a railroad or bus route
5. station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

  Familiarity information: TERMINUS used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TERMINUS (noun)


Sense 1terminus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A place where something ends or is complete

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

end point; endpoint; terminus; termination

Hypernyms ("terminus" is a kind of...):

end (either extremity of something that has length)


Sense 2terminus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ultimate goal for which something is done

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

destination; terminus

Hypernyms ("terminus" is a kind of...):

end; goal (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it)


Sense 3terminus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

terminal figure; terminus; term

Hypernyms ("terminus" is a kind of...):

statue (a sculpture representing a human or animal)

Domain category:

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)


Sense 4terminus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either end of a railroad or bus route

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("terminus" is a kind of...):

end (either extremity of something that has length)


Sense 5terminus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

depot; terminal; terminus

Hypernyms ("terminus" is a kind of...):

station (a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "terminus"):

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)

subway station (a terminal where subways load and unload passengers)

Holonyms ("terminus" is a part of...):

transit; transportation; transportation system (a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods)


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