Definition of Elapse

1. Verb. Pass by. "Three years elapsed"

Exact synonyms: Glide By, Go Along, Go By, Lapse, Pass, Slide By, Slip Away, Slip By
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Specialized synonyms: Fell, Fly, Vanish
Derivative terms: Lapse



Definition of Elapse

1. v. i. To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; -- used chiefly in reference to time.

Definition of Elapse

1. Verb. (intransitive of time) To pass or move by. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elapse

1. to pass away [v ELAPSED, ELAPSING, ELAPSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elapse

elanid kites
elans
elaolite
elaoptene
elaoptenes
elaphine
elaphure
elaphures
elapid
elapid snake
elapid venoms
elapidae
elapids
elapine
elaps
elapse (current term)
elapsed
elapsed time
elapses
elapsing
elapsion
elase
elasipoda
elasmobranch
elasmobranches
elasmobranchiate
elasmobranchiates
elasmobranchii
elasmobranchs
elasmosaurid

Literary usage of Elapse

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1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1888)
"... years may elapse before there shall appear another man with a power of versification equal to that of Pope. 'That power must undoubtedly be allowed its ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... the Prince Regent of Portugal hereby renewing his former declaration and engagement, that during the interval which is to elapse before such general and ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Hours would elapse, and he would go on alternately rubbing out words already written, and writing fresh ones in their place. " It is a very extraordinary ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1880)
"... is extraordinary ; but properly to pass judgment on any new operation requires larger figures than these.1 Several years will probably elapse before the ..."

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