term

[ turm ]
/ tɜrm /

noun

verb (used with object)

to apply a particular term or name to; name; call; designate.

Nearby words

  1. tergiversate,
  2. tergiversation,
  3. tergum,
  4. terhune,
  5. teriyaki,
  6. term day,
  7. term infant,
  8. term insurance,
  9. term life insurance,
  10. term limit

Idioms

Origin of term

1175–1225; Middle English terme < Old French < Latin terminus boundary, limit, end; akin to Greek térmōn limit

Related formsterm·ly, adverbhalf-term, nounin·ter·term, adjectivemis·term, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for bring to terms

term

/ (tɜːm) /

noun

verb

(tr) to designate; callhe was termed a thief
See also terms

Derived Formstermly, adverb

Word Origin for term

C13: from Old French terme, from Latin terminus end

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Word Origin and History for bring to terms
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Medicine definitions for bring to terms

term

[ tûrm ]

n.

A limited period of time.
The end of a normal gestation period.

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Science definitions for bring to terms

term

[ tûrm ]

Each of the quantities or expressions that form the parts of a ratio or the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
Any of the quantities in an equation that are connected to other quantities by a plus sign or a minus sign.
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Idioms and Phrases with bring to terms

bring to terms

Force someone to agree or continue negotiations, as in The creditors were determined to bring the company to terms. The terms here mean “the conditions for agreement.” [First half of 1700s] Also see come to terms.

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