(noun, adjective)


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

- terminal buds on a branch

- a terminal station

- the terminal syllable

4. occurring at or forming an end or termination

- terminal leave

Similar word(s): closing, concluding, final, last

5. causing or ending in or approaching death

- a terminal patient

- terminal cancer

Similar word(s): fatal

Sentences with terminal as an adjective:

- (example) terminal cancer


1. station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

Similar word(s): depot, terminus

Definition categories: man–made, station

2. a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

Similar word(s): pole

Definition categories: man–made, contact, tangency

3. either extremity of something that has length

- the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix

Similar word(s): end

Definition categories: location, extremity

4. electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display

Definition categories: man–made