Terminate

Definition of Terminate

Ter´mi`nate
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Terminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Terminating.]
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.
v. i.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.

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