period synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term period:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. time period, period of time, period(noun)

    an amount of time

    Synonyms:
    stop, period of time, period, catamenia, menstruum, menstruation, geological period, full point, time period, menses, point, flow, full stop

  2. period(noun)

    the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

    Synonyms:
    stop, period of time, catamenia, menstruum, menstruation, geological period, full point, time period, menses, point, flow, full stop

  3. period(noun)

    (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games

    Synonyms:
    stop, period of time, catamenia, menstruum, menstruation, geological period, full point, time period, menses, point, flow, full stop

  4. period, geological period(noun)

    a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed

    Synonyms:
    stop, period of time, period, catamenia, menstruum, menstruation, geological period, full point, time period, menses, point, flow, full stop

  5. period(noun)

    the end or completion of something

    Synonyms:
    stop, period of time, catamenia, menstruum, menstruation, geological period, full point, time period, menses, point, flow, full stop

  6. menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow(noun)

    the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

    Synonyms:
    menstruum, flow rate, current, flowing, menses, menstruation, period of time, full point, stream, full stop, catamenia, time period, stop, period, flow, point, geological period, rate of flow

  7. period, point, full stop, stop, full point(noun)

    a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

    Synonyms:
    hitch, occlusion, plosive, spot, menses, halt, catamenia, dot, period of time, stop, head, full stop, gunpoint, peak, flow, plosive speech sound, diaphragm, point, point in time, blockage, percentage point, breaker point, catch, full point, stop consonant, block, menstruation, time period, stopover, layover, level, occlusive, stage, degree, pointedness, stoppage, arrest, period, power point, stay, detail, decimal point, distributor point, item, plosive consonant, geological period, compass point, menstruum, tip, closure, check

Wiktionary

  1. period(noun)

    A section of an artist's, writer's (etc.) career distinguished by a given quality, preoccupation etc.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  2. period(noun)

    Each of the divisions into which a school day is split, allocated to a given subject or activity.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  3. period(noun)

    Each of the intervals into which various sporting events are divided.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  4. period(noun)

    A row in the periodic table of the elements.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  5. period(noun)

    A Drosophila gene which gene product is involved in regulation of the circadian rhythm

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  6. period(noun)

    two phrases (an antecedent and a consequent phrase)

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  7. period(noun)

    Antonyms:
    frequency

  8. period(noun)

    And nothing else; and nothing less; used for emphasis.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  9. period(noun)

    An end or conclusion; the final point of a process etc.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  10. period(noun)

    A period of time in history seen as a single coherent entity; an epoch, era.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  11. period(noun)

    A complete sentence, especially one expressing a single thought or making a balanced, rhythmic whole.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  12. period(noun)

    The punctuation mark \u201C.\u201D (indicating the ending of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  13. period(noun)

    A length of time.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  14. 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.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  15. period(noun)

    A specific moment during a given process; a point, a stage.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

  16. period(noun)

    Female menstruation.

    Synonyms:
    full stop

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. period(n)

    The end is the terminal part of a material object that has length; the extremity is distinctively the terminal point, and may thus be but part of the end in the general sense of that word; the extremity is viewed as that which is most remote from some center, or some mean or standard position; the southern end of South America includes all Patagonia, the southern extremity or point is Cape Horn. Tip has nearly the same meaning as extremity, but is said of small or slight and tapering objects; as, the tip of the finger; point in such connections is said of that which is drawn out to exceeding fineness or sharpness, as the point of a needle, a fork, or a sword; extremity is said of something considerable; we do not speak of the extremity of a needle. Terminus is chiefly used to designate the end of a line of travel or transportation: specifically, the furthermost station in any direction on a railway, or by extension the town or village where it is situated. Termination is the Latin and more formal word for the Saxon end, but is chiefly used of time, words, undertakings, or abstractions of any kind. Expiration signifies the coming to an end in the natural course of things; as, the expiration of a year, or of a lease; it is used of things of some consequence; we do not ordinarily speak of the expiration of an hour or of a day. Limit implies some check to or restraint upon further advance, right, or privilege; as, the limits of an estate (compare BOUNDARY). A goal is an end sought or striven for, as in a race. For the figurative senses of end and its associated words, compare the synonyms for the verb END; also for AIM; CONSEQUENCE; DESIGN.

    See synonyms for BEGINNING.

    Synonyms:
    accomplishment, achievement, bound, boundary, cessation, close, completion, conclusion, consequence, consummation, design, effect, end, end, expiration, extent, extremity, finale, finis, finish, fulfilment, goal, intent, issue, limit, outcome, point, purpose, result, termination, terminus, tip, utmost, uttermost

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. period(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cycle, circle of time, revolution of time, round of years

  2. period(n.)

    Synonyms:
    time, term, era, epoch, date, age

  3. period(n.)

    Synonyms:
    end, limit, bound, termination, conclusion

  4. period(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Rhet.) sentence (full or completed), proposition

  5. period(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Gram.) dot, full stop

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

duration, time, term, periods, deadline, exercise, length, era, timeframe, période, phase, during, periodo, times, time-limit, delay, stage, span, session, biennium, season, bucket, year, reporting, interval



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