Associations to the word «Terminate»

Wiktionary

TERMINATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) (formal) To end, especially in an incomplete state.
TERMINATE, verb. (transitive) (euphemistic) To kill.
TERMINATE, verb. (transitive) (euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.
TERMINATE, adjective. Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.
TERMINATE, adjective. Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.
TERMINATE, adjective. (mathematics) Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.
TERMINATE WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE, verb. (euphemistic) (US) To murder; to assassinate.

Dictionary definition

TERMINATE, verb. 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".
TERMINATE, verb. 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".
TERMINATE, verb. Be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie".
TERMINATE, verb. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.