time period, period of time, period(noun)
an amount of time
"a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon
(ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
period, geological period(noun)
a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
"ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"
the end or completion of something
"death put a period to his endeavors"; "a change soon put a period to my tranquility"
menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow(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, 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
"in England they call a period a stop"
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, power point, stay, detail, decimal point, distributor point, item, plosive consonant, geological period, compass point, menstruum, tip, closure, check
period(noun)A row in the periodic table of the elements.
period(noun)A Drosophila gene which gene product is involved in regulation of the circadian rhythm
period(noun)two phrases (an antecedent and a consequent phrase)
period(noun)The length of time for a disease to run its course.
period(noun)An end or conclusion; the final point of a process etc.
period(noun)A complete sentence, especially one expressing a single thought or making a balanced, rhythmic whole.
period(noun)The punctuation mark \u201C.\u201D (indicating the ending of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).
period(noun)A length of time.
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.
period(noun)A specific moment during a given process; a point, a stage.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
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- فترة, نقطة, مرحلة زمنية, علامة فصلية, مدة, حدث متكرر, حينArabic
- períodeCatalan, Valencian
- tečka, perioda, období, a tečkaCzech
- Epoche, Zeitraum, Punkt, StundeGerman
- περίοδος, τελείαGreek
- período, punto, y puntoSpanish
- نقطه, والسلامPersian
- tunti, aika, jakso, lause, erä, kestoaika, hetki, piste, ajanjakso, päätepiste, ajankohta, kausiFinnish
- point, période, cycleFrench
- stad-phuing, ùine, àmScottish Gaelic
- काल, ।, दंड, पूर्ण विरामHindi
- időszak, periódus, pontHungarian
- կետ, պարբերություն, վերջակետArmenian
- punto, periodoItalian
- פרק זמןHebrew
- 。, 句点, 時代Japanese
- 시대, 마침표, 종지부, 주기Korean
- период, точка, и точкаMacedonian
- periode, punt, punt uitDutch
- æra, punktum, periodeNorwegian
- kropka, okresPolish
- ponto, ponto final, períodoPortuguese
- пери́од, период, точка, циклRussian
- दंड, ।Sanskrit
- period, doba, razdobljeSerbo-Croatian
- bodka, periódaSlovak
- pika, obdobje, dobaSlovene
- pikë, periodike, periudhëAlbanian
- punkt, period, tidsperiod, och därmed bastaSwedish
- majira, mda, vipindiSwahili
- nokta, dönemTurkish
- کال, ۔Urdu
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