Synonyms for terminus

Grammar : Noun
Spell : tur-muh-nuh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtɜr mə nəs

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Définition of terminus

Origin :
  • 1550s, "goal, end, final point," from Latin terminus (plural termini) "end, boundary line," from PIE root *ter-, base of words meaning "peg, post, boundary, marker goal" (cf. Sanskrit tarati "passes over, crosses over," Hittite tarmaizzi "he limits," Greek terma "boundary, end, limit"). In ancient Rome, Terminus was the name of the deity who presided over boundaries and landmarks, focus of the important Roman festival of Terminalia (held Feb. 23, the end of the old Roman year). Meaning "either end of a transportation line" is first recorded 1836.
  • noun end
Example sentences :
  • It went up and down all day, for Amber Guiting was the terminus.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • It was from Canon Farlow, and had been despatched at the London terminus.
  • Extract from : « People of Position » by Stanley Portal Hyatt
  • At length the train slowed down and entered383 the terminus at Rome.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • The visible creation is the terminus or the circumference of the invisible world.
  • Extract from : « Nature » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Here was to be the terminus of the steamship line from San Francisco.
  • Extract from : « Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail » by Ezra Meeker
  • They will argue, 'We did not notice that it was verse, and we know nothing about Terminus.'
  • Extract from : « Erasmus and the Age of Reformation » by Johan Huizinga
  • There is my defence on Terminus, or better say on hair-splitting.
  • Extract from : « Erasmus and the Age of Reformation » by Johan Huizinga
  • Terminus was the god who presided over all boundaries and landmarks.
  • Extract from : « Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome » by E.M. Berens
  • This was the terminus of the road during the fall of 1866 and up to June 1867.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad » by W. F. Bailey.
  • We were a wet lot when we reached the terminus of the flume.
  • Extract from : « Hidden Treasures » by Harry A. Lewis

Antonyms for terminus

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