Definitions of terms

  1. Conditions, as in a contract or agreement; in law, four sections of the year during which the particular business in the superior law courts is transacted, viz.- Hilary, begins 11th and ends 31st January; Easter, begins 15th April, ends 8th May; Trinity, begins 22d May, ends 12th June; Michaelmas, begins 2d and ends 25th November;- the University terms are Lent, Easter, Trinity, and Michaelmas; to bring to terms, to cause to submit or agree; to make terms, to come to an agreement.

Usage examples for terms

  1. " Miss Mae can choose the terms on which we meet. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  2. I do not exactly understand the terms. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  3. The master would suffer in his mind for a short time, till he decided to make terms, that is all. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  4. Suppose you were one of the poor, and the well- to- do offered to be friendly with you on such terms as you have mentioned, how should you feel toward them? – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  5. Do you imagine, Irene, that I can part with you on these terms? – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  6. Terms had to be made with the cough, but speech came in the end. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  7. What will happen to you if you don't come to Weegman's terms? – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  8. But I must make terms with him, you know. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  9. " You have your terms, sir," he said. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. One can have too much even of heaven on those terms.... – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  11. I got a new book on sea terms, and I want to look at it. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  12. He must have known that the terms of the will could not be carried out. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. Your speaking of yourself in low terms is the greatest kindness to me. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  14. " I have just come to terms with Beaulieu. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  15. She's on good terms with Rosalie. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  16. In ten minutes we were on as friendly terms as if we had known each other all our lives. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. Don't think you can make terms with me for you can't. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim