Associations to the word «Period»


PERIOD, adjective. Appropriate for a given historical era.
PERIOD, adjective. (of a film, or play, or similar) Set in and designed to evoke a particular historical period, especially through the use of elaborate costumes and scenery.
PERIOD, interjection. (chiefly North America) And nothing else; and nothing less; used for emphasis.
PERIOD, noun. A length of time. [from 17th c.]
PERIOD, noun. A period of time in history seen as a single coherent entity; an epoch, era. [from 16th c.]
PERIOD, noun. (now chiefly North America) The punctuation mark “.” (indicating the ending of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).
PERIOD, noun. The length of time during which the same characteristics of a periodic phenomenon recur, such as the repetition of a wave or the rotation of a planet. [from 17th c.]
PERIOD, noun. Female menstruation. [from 18th c.]
PERIOD, noun. A section of an artist's, writer's (etc.) career distinguished by a given quality, preoccupation etc. [from 19th c.]
PERIOD, noun. Each of the divisions into which a school day is split, allocated to a given subject or activity. [from 19th c.]
PERIOD, noun. (chiefly North America) Each of the intervals into which various sporting events are divided. [from 19th c.]
PERIOD, noun. (obsolete) (medicine) The length of time for a disease to run its course. [15th-19th c.]
PERIOD, noun. An end or conclusion; the final point of a process etc. [from 16th c.]
PERIOD, noun. (rhetoric) A complete sentence, especially one expressing a single thought or making a balanced, rhythmic whole. [from 16th c.]
PERIOD, noun. (obsolete) A specific moment during a given process; a point, a stage. [17th-19th c.]
PERIOD, noun. (chemistry) A row in the periodic table of the elements. [from 19th c.]
PERIOD, noun. (geology) A subdivision of an era, typically lasting from tens to hundreds of millions of years, see Appendix: Geologic timescale.
PERIOD, noun. (genetics) A Drosophila gene which gene product is involved in regulation of the circadian rhythm.
PERIOD, noun. (music) Two phrases (an antecedent and a consequent phrase).
PERIOD, noun. (math) One of several similar sets of figures or terms usually marked by points or commas placed at regular intervals, as in numeration, in the extraction of roots, and in recurring decimals.
PERIOD, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To come to a period; to conclude.
PERIOD, verb. To put an end to.
PERIOD DOUBLING, noun. (physics) A characteristic of the transition of a system or process from regular motion to chaos, in which the period of one of its parameters is seen to double.
PERIOD PANTS, noun. (British) (informal) (plurale tantum) Underwear worn by a woman or girl during menstruation, typically old, cheap, or of a dark colour in case of staining.
PERIOD PIECE, noun. A work of art or drama which evokes a particular historical era
PERIOD PIECE, noun. A work which evokes the era in which it was produced, but may not have any other especial features
PERIOD PIECES, noun. Plural of period piece
PERIOD PLAY, noun. Sexual intercourse during menstruation

Dictionary definition

PERIOD, noun. An amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period".
PERIOD, noun. The interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.
PERIOD, noun. (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games.
PERIOD, noun. A unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods".
PERIOD, noun. The end or completion of something; "death put a period to his endeavors"; "a change soon put a period to my tranquility".
PERIOD, noun. The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "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"--Aristotle.
PERIOD, noun. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo