Terminate

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Terminate \Ter"mi*nate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Terminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Terminating}.] [L. terminatus, p. p. of terminare. See {Term}.]

1. To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line.

2. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.

3. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.

During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art. --J. S. Harford.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Terminate \Ter"mi*nate\, verb (used without an object)

1. To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.

2. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.

The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate on zhis side heaven. --South.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

terminate

verb

1: bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I" [syn: {end}, {terminate}] [ant: {begin}, {commence}, {get}, {get down}, {lead off}, {set about}, {set out}, {start}, {start out}]

2: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo" [syn: {end}, {stop}, {finish}, {terminate}, {cease}] [ant: {begin}, {start}]

3: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie" [syn: {end}, {terminate}]

4: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: {displace}, {fire}, {give notice}, {can}, {dismiss}, {give the axe}, {send away}, {sack}, {force out}, {give the sack}, {terminate}] [ant: {employ}, {engage}, {hire}]

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