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Elapse

  • 1 elapse — 1640s, from M.Fr. elapser, from L. elapsus, pp. of elabi slip or glide away, escape, from ex out, away (see EX (Cf. ex )) + labi to slip, glide (see LAPSE (Cf. lapse)). The noun now corresponding to elapse is LAPSE …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 Elapse — E*lapse , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Elapsed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elapsing}.] [L. elapsus, p. p. of elabi to glide away; e out + labi to fall, slide. See {Lapse}.] To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; used chiefly in reference to time.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 elapse — index expire Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 elapse — *pass, pass away, expire Analogous words: slip, *slide, glide: end, terminate (see CLOSE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 elapse — [v] go by; slip away expire, flow, glide by, lapse, pass, pass away, pass by, roll by, roll on, run out, transpire, vanish; concept 6 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 elapse — ► VERB ▪ (of time) pass. ORIGIN Latin elabi slip away …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 elapse — [ē laps′, ilaps′] vi. elapsed, elapsing [< L elapsus, pp. of elabi, to glide away < e , out + labi, to glide, fall: see LABOR] to slip by; pass: said of time …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 elapse — UK [ɪˈlæps] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms elapse : present tense I/you/we/they elapse he/she/it elapses present participle elapsing past tense elapsed past participle elapsed formal if time elapses, it passes Another hour elapsed and still… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 elapse — I. intransitive verb (elapsed; elapsing) Etymology: Latin elapsus, past participle of elabi, from e + labi to slip more at sleep Date: 1644 pass, go by < four years elapsed before he returned > II. noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 elapse — verb To pass or move by. He allowed a month to elapse before beginning the work …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 elapse — See elapse, lapse …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 12 elapse — verb Elapse is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑decade, ↑fortnight, ↑minute, ↑month, ↑period, ↑time, ↑week, ↑year …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 elapse — verb (intransitive not in progressive) formal if a particular period of time elapses, it passes: Several months were to elapse before his case was brought to trial …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 elapse — /i laps /, v., elapsed, elapsing, n. v.i. 1. (of time) to slip or pass by: Thirty minutes elapsed before the performance began. n. 2. the passage or termination of a period of time; lapse. [1635 45; < L elapsus (ptp. of elabi to slip away), equiv …

    Universalium

  • 15 elapse — Synonyms and related words: advance, be all over, be gone, be past, continue, die, disappear, endure, expire, flit, flow, flow on, fly, glide, go, go by, go on, have run out, lapse, last, pass, pass away, pass by, press on, proceed, roll on, run …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 elapse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. slip away, pass, expire, intervene, glide by. See time, course. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. pass away, slip by, transpire, lapse; see pass 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. go by, pass, transpire,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 elapse — e|lapse [ıˈlæps] v [I not in progressive] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: elapsus, past participle of elabi to slip away ] formal if a particular period of time elapses, it passes ▪ Several months elapsed before his case was brought to trial.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 elapse — e|lapse [ ı læps ] verb intransitive FORMAL if time elapses, it passes: Another hour elapsed and still the wind continued to howl …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 elapse — [[t]ɪlæ̱ps[/t]] elapses, elapsing, elapsed VERB When time elapses, it passes. [FORMAL] Forty eight hours have elapsed since his arrest …

    English dictionary

  • 20 elapse — e·lapse || ɪ læps v. pass, go by, slip by …

    English contemporary dictionary