- conditions with regard to payment, price, charge, rates, wages, etc.: reasonable terms.
- conditions or stipulations limiting what is proposed to be granted or done: the terms of a treaty.
- footing or standing; relations: on good terms with someone.
- Obsolete.state, situation, or circumstances.
- each of the members of which an expression, a series of quantities, or the like, is composed, as one of two or more parts of an algebraic expression.
- a mathematical expression of the form axp, axpyq, etc., where a, p, and q are numbers and x and y are variables.
- the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition.
- the word or expression denoting the subject or predicate of a categorical proposition.
- an estate or interest in land or the like, to be enjoyed for a fixed period.
- the duration of an estate.
- each of the periods during which certain courts of law hold their sessions.
- end, conclusion, or termination.
- boundary or limit.
verb (used with object)
- to reach an agreement; make an arrangement: to come to terms with a creditor.
- to become resigned or accustomed: to come to terms with one's life.
Origin of term
Related Words for termeddub, describe, call, style, denominate, title, christen, label, tag, baptize, entitle, designate, subtitle
Examples from the Web for termed
Contemporary Examples of termed
Washington termed our endless and thankless task counterinsurgency—and Anbaris made good insurgents, very good insurgents.Their Fight…But Our Legacy: The New Battle for Fallujah
John Kael Weston
January 12, 2014
He spoke of how well the present campaign had done in his home borough, particularly in a swath that he termed West Brooklyn.Bill De Blasio’s Retro Values Are Back in Fashion
September 30, 2013
The second of the three-headed House immigration monster is what's termed the 'Gang of Six.'The House of Representatives' Confusing 3-Headed Immigration Monster
May 20, 2013
Rios Montt staunchly defended his actions against what he termed a deadly enemy, and bristled at the suggestion of genocide.Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt Guilty of Genocide
May 14, 2013
It has been termed “a disaster,” or “a recipe for perpetual civil war.”Time To Stop Demonizing The One-State Solution
April 30, 2013
Historical Examples of termed
He was by no means what is termed a sportsman, yet he was somewhat fond of shooting.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Still the barytone, who was almost as fond of conversation as of what he termed "vocal."K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
As she herself could have assigned no cause for her repugnance, it might be termed instinctive.Sylph Etherege
He had less of what might be termed self-indulgence in this feeling than Lamb.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Then Ned, from a baseball standpoint of safety, did what might be termed a foolish thing.Frank Roscoe's Secret
- an estate or interest in land limited to run for a specified perioda term of years
- the duration of an estate, etc
- (formerly) a period of time during which sessions of courts of law were held
- time allowed to a debtor to settle
- the word or phrase that forms either the subject or predicate of a proposition
- a name or variable, as opposed to a predicate
- one of the relata of a relation
- any of the three subjects or predicates occurring in a syllogism
Word Origin for term
early 13c., terme "limit in time, set or appointed period," from Old French terme "limit of time or place" (11c.), from Latin terminus "end, boundary line," related to termen "boundary, end" (see terminus). Old English had termen "term, end," from Latin. Sense of "period of time during which something happens" first recorded c.1300, especially of a school or law court session (mid-15c.).
The meaning "word or phrase used in a limited or precise sense" is first recorded late 14c., from Medieval Latin use to render Greek horos "boundary," employed in mathematics and logic. Meaning "completion of the period of pregnancy" is from 1844. Term-paper in U.S. educational sense is recorded from 1931.
"to give a particular name to," mid-16c., from term (n.). Related: Termed; terming.