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Definition 1: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where period or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in England they call a period a stop

Synonyms for period in the sense of this definition

(period is a kind of ...) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

(... is a kind of period ) (usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete

Definition 2: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause - [noun denoting process]

Samples where period or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
  • a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped
  • the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females

Synonyms for period in the sense of this definition

(period is a kind of ...) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

"the discharge of pus"

(... is a kind of period ) abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged

(... is a kind of period ) abnormally light or infrequent menstruation

Definition 3: an amount of time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where period or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a time period of 30 years
  • hastened the period of time of his recovery
  • Picasso's blue period

Synonyms for period in the sense of this definition

(period is a kind of ...) one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time during which someone or something is tested

(... is a kind of period ) a time period during which something occurs or is expected to occur

"an agreement can be reached in a reasonably short time frame"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor

"The payment had originally been due on April 1 but we had a grace period which expired in June."

(... is a kind of period ) an indefinite period of time

"they talked for hours"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use

(... is a kind of period ) a time period when you are required to work

(... is a kind of period ) a time period when you are not required to work

"he requested time off to attend his grandmother's funeral"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of illness

"a bout of fever" "a bout of depression"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time when you are confined to a hospital

"now they try to shorten the patient's hospitalization"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time spent traveling

"workers were not paid for their travel time between home and factory"

(... is a kind of period ) a more or less definite period of time now or previously present

"it was a sign of the times"

(... is a kind of period ) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of period ) the time that elapses while some event is occurring

(... is a kind of period ) the period of time during which something continues

(... is a kind of period ) a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday

(... is a kind of period ) the middle of a week

(... is a kind of period ) a time of unusual pleasure and success

(... is a kind of period ) the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

"the battery had a short life" "he lived a long and happy life"

(... is a kind of period ) the period between birth and the present time

"I have known him all his life"

(... is a kind of period ) the period from the present until death

"he appointed himself emperor for life"

(... is a kind of period ) a span of 1000 years

(... is a kind of period ) a span of 2000 years

(... is a kind of period ) the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

"during the German occupation of Paris"

(... is a kind of period ) a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)

"reporters dug into the candidate's past"

(... is a kind of period ) the length of time a packaged food or drug will last without deteriorating

(... is a kind of period ) time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved

"a perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium"

(... is a kind of period ) the period following birth during which milk is secreted

"lactation normally continues until weaning"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

(... is a kind of period ) a day reckoned from midnight to midnight

(... is a kind of period ) a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration

(... is a kind of period ) the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside

"the dawn turned night into day" "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"

(... is a kind of period ) the time period between dawn and noon

"I spent the morning running errands"

(... is a kind of period ) the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

(... is a kind of period ) the time between sunset and midnight

"he watched television every night"

(... is a kind of period ) the period spent sleeping

"I had a restless night"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

(... is a kind of period ) the period immediately before something

"on the eve of the French Revolution"

(... is a kind of period ) the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way

"an evening at the opera"

(... is a kind of period ) any period of seven consecutive days

"it rained for a week"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of fourteen consecutive days

"most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight"

(... is a kind of period ) a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday; more loosely defined as any period of successive days including one and only one Sunday

(... is a kind of period ) a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn

(... is a kind of period ) the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun

"a Martian year takes 687 of our days"

(... is a kind of period ) the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session

"stay after school" "he didn't miss a single day of school" "when the school day was done we would walk home together"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days

"she is 4 years old" "in the year 1920"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity

"a school year"

(... is a kind of period ) half a year; a period of 6 months

(... is a kind of period ) a period of 2 months

(... is a kind of period ) one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC

(... is a kind of period ) a period of five years

(... is a kind of period ) a period of 10 years

(... is a kind of period ) a period of 100 years

(... is a kind of period ) a period of four years

(... is a kind of period ) a period of five years

(... is a kind of period ) a period of 50 years

(... is a kind of period ) a period of 25 years

(... is a kind of period ) a fourth part of a year; three months

"unemployment fell during the last quarter"

(... is a kind of period ) a time when the Moon presents a particular recurring appearance

(... is a kind of period ) the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis

"how long is a day on Jupiter?"

(... is a kind of period ) one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year

"he paid the bill last month"

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of January

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of February

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of March

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of April

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of May

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of June

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of July

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of August

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of September

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of October

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of November

(... is a kind of period ) the middle part of December

(... is a kind of period ) a time period within which something must be done or completed

(... is a kind of period ) a limited period of time

"a prison term" "he left school before the end of term"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided

(... is a kind of period ) a special and memorable period

"it was their finest hour"

(... is a kind of period ) a time usually late summer characterized by exaggerated news stories about frivolous matters for want of real news

(... is a kind of period ) (classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence; by extension, any flourishing and outstanding period

(... is a kind of period ) (classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age

(... is a kind of period ) (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence

(... is a kind of period ) (classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world

(... is a kind of period ) time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years

(... is a kind of period ) (sports) the normal prescribed duration of a game

"the game was finished in regulation time"

(... is a kind of period ) playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie

(... is a kind of period ) one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions

"the regular sequence of the seasons"

(... is a kind of period ) the hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity

(... is a kind of period ) the middle of winter

(... is a kind of period ) a recurrent time marked by major holidays

"it was the Christmas season"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field

"he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company" "she always looked forward to the avocado season"

(... is a kind of period ) a prolonged period of time

"we've known each other for ages" "I haven't been there for years and years"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time sufficient for factors to work themselves out

"in the long run we will win" "in the long run we will all be dead" "he performed well over the long haul"

(... is a kind of period ) a prolonged shortage

"when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought"

(... is a kind of period ) a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

(... is a kind of period ) the normal time between successive generations

"they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade"

(... is a kind of period ) the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word

(... is a kind of period ) a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

"he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"

(... is a kind of period ) the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation

"the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"

(... is a kind of period ) an early period of development

"during the youth of the project"

(... is a kind of period ) an opening time period

"it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"

(... is a kind of period ) a later concluding time period

"it was the evening of the Roman Empire"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something

"take time to smell the roses" "I didn't have time to finish" "it took more than half my time" "he waited for a long time"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time spent sleeping

"he felt better after a little sleep" "there wasn't time for a nap"

(... is a kind of period ) the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect

(... is a kind of period ) the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)

(... is a kind of period ) there are usually two high and two low tides each day

(... is a kind of period ) any distinct time period in a sequence of events

"we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"

(... is a kind of period ) occurring in more than one stage

(... is a kind of period ) the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time during which there is no war

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time during which there is armed conflict

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time spent in military service

(... is a kind of period ) the early (usually calm and harmonious) period of a relationship; business or political

(... is a kind of period ) a 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in ancient Rome and adopted in some medieval kingdoms

(... is a kind of period ) the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment

(... is a kind of period ) the period between infection and the appearance of symptoms of the disease

(... is a kind of period ) a (future) time of financial need

"I am saving for a rainy day"

(... is a kind of period ) the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)

(... is a kind of period ) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

(... is a kind of period ) the length of time that a movie or tv show runs

(... is a kind of period ) the time it takes for a sample of blood to clot; used to diagnose some clotting disorders

(... is a kind of period ) the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack

(... is a kind of period ) a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers

(... is a kind of period ) (computer science) the time it takes for a process under computer control to occur

(... is a kind of period ) the actual time that it takes a process to occur

"information is updated in real time"

(... is a kind of period ) a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study

(... is a kind of period ) the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)

(... is a kind of period ) the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something

"the expanded window will give us time to catch the thieves" "they had a window of less than an hour when an attack would have succeeded"

(... is an instance of period) (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons

(... is an instance of period) (archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons

(... is an instance of period) (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements

(... is an instance of period) the earliest part of the Stone Age marked by the earliest signs of human culture

(... is an instance of period) second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,000 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC

(... is an instance of period) the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax; ended about 120,000 years ago

(... is an instance of period) the time period of Neanderthal man; ended about 35,000 years BC

(... is an instance of period) the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC

(... is an instance of period) middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago

(... is an instance of period) latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)

(... is an instance of period) the period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon

Definition 4: the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon - [noun denoting time]

(period is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(... is a kind of period ) the time it takes to complete one full orbit around a celestial body

"the orbit period depends on the altitude of the satellite"

Definition 5: a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed - [noun denoting time]

Samples where period or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods

Synonyms for period in the sense of this definition

(period is a kind of ...) the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)

(... is a kind of period ) any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface

"the most recent ice age was during the Pleistocene"

(... is an instance of period) from 63 million to 2 million years ago

(... is an instance of period) from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates

(... is an instance of period) from 500 million to 425 million years ago; conodonts and ostracods and algae and seaweeds

(... is an instance of period) from 425 million to 405 million years ago; first air-breathing animals

(... is an instance of period) from 405 million to 345 million years ago; preponderance of fishes and appearance of amphibians and ammonites

(... is an instance of period) from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects

(... is an instance of period) last 2 million years

(... is an instance of period) from 345 million to 280 million years ago

(... is an instance of period) from 280 million to 230 million years ago; reptiles

(... is an instance of period) from 230 million to 190 million years ago; dinosaurs, marine reptiles; volcanic activity

(... is an instance of period) from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers

(... is an instance of period) from 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants

(... is an instance of period) from 310 million to 280 million years ago; warm climate; swampy land

(period is a part of ...) a unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages

(... is part of period) a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

Definition 6: the end or completion of something - [noun denoting time]

Samples where period or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • death put a period to his endeavors
  • a change soon put a period to my tranquility

(period is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

(period is used in the usage domain ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Definition 7: (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games - [noun denoting time]

(period is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is part of period) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(period belongs to category ...) a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled hockey sticks

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