Search Result for "terminal":
1. station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods;
[syn: terminal, terminus, depot]
2. a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves;
[syn: terminal, pole]
3. either extremity of something that has length;
- Example: "the end of the pier"
- Example: "she knotted the end of the thread"
- Example: "they rode to the end of the line"
- Example: "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
[syn: end, terminal]
4. electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display;
1. of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route;
- Example: "freight pickup is a terminal service"
- Example: "terminal charges"
2. relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time;
- Example: "terminal examinations"
- Example: "terminal payments"
3. being or situated at an end;
- Example: "the endmost pillar"
- Example: "terminal buds on a branch"
- Example: "a terminal station"
- Example: "the terminal syllable"
4. occurring at or forming an end or termination;
- Example: "his concluding words came as a surprise"
- Example: "the final chapter"
- Example: "the last days of the dinosaurs"
- Example: "terminal leave"
[syn: concluding, final, last, terminal]
5. causing or ending in or approaching death;
- Example: "a terminal patient"
- Example: "terminal cancer"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Terminal \Ter"mi*nal\ (-nal), a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal. See Term, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike. [1913 Webster] 3. (Railroads) Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Terminal moraine. See the Note under Moraine. Terminal statue. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3. Terminal velocity. (a) The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion. (b) The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Terminal \Ter"mi*nal\, n. 1. That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole. [1913 Webster] 3. (Railroads) (a) The end of a line of railroad, with the switches, stations, sheds, and other appliances pertaining thereto. (b) Any station for the delivery or receipt of freight lying too far from the main line to be served by mere sidings. (c) A rate charged on all freight, independent of the distance, and supposed to cover the expenses of station service, as distinct from mileage rate, generally proportionate to the distance and intended to cover movement expenses; a terminal charge. (d) A town lying at the end of a railroad, in which the terminal is located; -- more properly called a terminus. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. The station at either end of a bus line line which transports freight or passengers. [PJC] 5. A station where passenger buses start or end a trip; -- also called bus terminal. [PJC] 6. The structure at an airport where passengers board or debark, and where ticket purchases and baggage pickup is performed; -- also called airline terminal. [PJC] 7. (Computers) An electronic device where data may be entered into a computer, and information received from it, usually consisting of a keyboard and video display unit (monitor); the terminal may be integrated or connected directly to a computer, or connected by a communications circuit with a computer at a remote location; -- also called computer terminal. [PJC] freight terminal, a terminal used for loading or unloading of freight. [PJC]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
terminal adj 1: of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route; "freight pickup is a terminal service"; "terminal charges" 2: relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time; "terminal examinations"; "terminal payments" 3: being or situated at an end; "the endmost pillar"; "terminal buds on a branch"; "a terminal station"; "the terminal syllable" [ant: intermediate] 4: occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave" [syn: concluding, final, last, terminal] 5: causing or ending in or approaching death; "a terminal patient"; "terminal cancer" n 1: station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods [syn: terminal, terminus, depot] 2: a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves [syn: terminal, pole] 3: 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" [syn: end, terminal] 4: electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and displayMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
234 Moby Thesaurus words for "terminal": CRT, L, Z, anchorage, apodosis, bad, beyond recall, beyond remedy, bordering, borderline, boundary, bounding, bourn, branch, cable railway, catastrophe, caudal, ceasing, cessation, clause boundary, clause terminal, close juncture, closing, coastal, coda, cog railway, completing, completive, completory, concluding, conclusion, conclusive, conductor, connection, connector, consummation, consummative, control panel, coupling, crack of doom, crowning, culminating, culmination, cureless, curtain, curtains, deadly, death, decease, definitive, denouement, depot, despaired of, destination, destiny, determinant, determinative, determining, done for, doom, dying, effect, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, end, end point, ending, endmost, envoi, epilogue, eschatology, eventual, expiration, expiring, extreme, facing death, falling terminal, farthest, fatal, fate, feeder, feeder line, final, final solution, final twitch, final words, finale, finality, finalizing, finis, finish, finishing, fringing, frontier, fulfilling, given up, goal, going, gone, gravity-operated railway, greatest, harbor, haven, hindmost, hopeless, horse railway, immedicable, in articulo mortis, in extremis, incapable of life, incorrigible, incurable, inoperable, irreclaimable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable, irreparable, irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, izzard, junction, juncture, keyboard, lag, last, last breath, last gasp, last stop, last things, last trumpet, last words, latest, latter, latter end, lethal, light railroad, limbic, liminal, limit, limitable, limital, limiting, line, littoral, lost, low, main line, marginal, maximum, metro, module, monitor, monorail, moribund, mortal, near death, nonviable, omega, open juncture, past hope, past praying for, pause, payoff, period, peroration, polar, port, position, quietus, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail, rail line, railroad, railway, remediless, resolution, resting place, rimming, rising terminal, roadbed, roadway, ruined, sandhi, screen, sidetrack, siding, sinking, skirting, slipping, slipping away, station, stop, stoppage, stopping place, street railway, streetcar line, subway, swan song, switchback, tail, term, terminable, terminal point, terminating, termination, terminative, terminus, threshold, track, tram, tramline, trestle, trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, turnout, ultimate, underground, undone, unmitigable, unrelievable, unsalvable, unsalvageable, windup, wire, word boundaryThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
An electronic or electromechanical device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and displaying data received. Early terminals were called teletypes, later ones VDUs. Typically a terminal communicates with the computer via a serial line. 2. The end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus. 3. Apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line. (1995-10-02)