period [-s] n

Fr. < L. < Gk 'going round, circuit, revolution, cycle of years, periodic recurrence, recurring fit of disease, orbit of a heavenly body, rounded sentence' < περι, around + ὁδὀς, way.

  1. Moment; instant; designated time.
  2. Length of time; number of days, hours, or minutes.
  3. Season; portion of time.
  4. Real time; the present moment; [fig.] earthly measurements of time; mortal existence.
  5. Portion of the orbit of a heavenly body.
  6. Stopping point; time to pause.
  7. Life span; duration of mortal existence.
  8. Infinite series; endless succession; regular pattern.