—v.t. 1. to bring to an end; put an end to: to terminate a contract. 2. to occur at or form the conclusion of: The countess's soliloquy terminates the play. 3. to bound or limit spatially; form or be situated at the extremity of.
4. to dismiss from a job; fire: to terminate employees during a recession.
—v.i. 1. to end, conclude, or cease.
2. (of a train, bus, or other public conveyance) to end a scheduled run at a certain place: This train terminates in New York. 3. to come to an end (often fol. by at, in, or with).
4. to issue or result (usually fol. by in).