Lexicon: tenet – terminus

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tenet (-s), n. [L. 'he holds'.]

Rule; principle; guide for one's life.

tent (-s), n. [OFr 'to stretch'.] (webplay: soldiers, troops).

  1. Canopy; covering; [fig.] overcast sky.
  2. Portable home; temporary shelter.
  3. Curtain; [fig.] petals of a blooming flower.
  4. Circus arena; [fig.] backdrop; background; scenario; panorama; prospect.

tentacle (-s), n. [L. 'feel, try'.]

Arm; extremity; long appendage; [fig.] long-standing memory; stimulus that elicits strong emotion.

tenure, n. [OFr teneure, hold.]

Estate; incumbency; holding; realm; domain; tenement; possession of land.

tepid, adj. [L. tepid-us.]

  1. Lukewarm; warm and damp.
  2. Emotionally distant.

term (-s), n. [Fr. < L. 'limit, boundary'.]

  1. Moment; minute; interval; set period of time; [fig.] opportunity.
  2. Name; word; expression; phrase; definition; logic; syllogism of three parts; [word play] time period; [fig.] condition; promise; propositions of a contractual agreement; provision of a legal arrangement.
  3. Name; identity of an individual.
  4. Word; expression; lexical item used to identify a thing.
  5. Length of one's life.
  6. Condition; restriction on a transaction.
  7. Limit; boundary; [fig.] measure; line of music; [metaphor] statement; expression in words; line of poetry.

term (-ed), v. [OFr 'bring to an end, limit, fix'.]

Named; labeled with a word.

terminable, adj. [L.]

Temporary; not permanent; not forever; of limited duration.

terminate (-s), v. [L. terminātus, limit, end.]

  1. End; finish; close.
  2. Die; expire; perish.

terminus, n. [L. 'limit, boundary'.]

Absolute ending point.