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Definition 1: either end of a railroad or bus route - [noun denoting artifact]

(terminus is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

Definition 2: station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for terminus in the sense of this definition

(terminus is a kind of ...) a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose

"he started looking for a gas station" "the train pulled into the station"

(... is a kind of terminus ) a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight

(... is a kind of terminus ) a terminal that serves bus passengers

(... is a kind of terminus ) the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current

(... is a kind of terminus ) terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods

(... is a kind of terminus ) a terminal where subways load and unload passengers

(... is part of terminus) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for terminus in the sense of this definition

(terminus is a kind of ...) a sculpture representing a human or animal

(terminus belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 4: the ultimate goal for which something is done - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for terminus in the sense of this definition

(terminus is a kind of ...) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

"the ends justify the means"

Definition 5: a place where something ends or is complete - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for terminus in the sense of this definition

(terminus is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

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