Ter"mi*nate (?), v. t. [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.
Ter"mi*nate (?), 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
2. To come to a limit in time; to end; to
The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy,
terminate on zhis side heaven. South.