Definition of Time-out

1. Noun. A brief suspension of play. "Each team has two time-outs left"

Group relationships: Athletic Game
Generic synonyms: Break, Intermission, Interruption, Pause, Suspension



Definition of Time-out

1. Noun. (sports) A short break in the action of a sport, for substitution, consultation, etc. ¹

2. Noun. A break from a tense, heated or stressful situation (often enforced, sometimes as a disciplinary measure); a cooling-off period. ¹

3. Noun. (context: communication) The intentional ending of an incomplete task after a time limit considered a long enough for it to end normally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Time-out

time-keepers
time-keeping
time-killer
time-killers
time-lapse
time-lapse microscopy
time-like
time-limit
time-line
time-lock
time-locks
time-motion study
time-of-flight
time-off
time-out (current term)
time-pleaser
time-pleasers
time-release
time-saver
time-savers
time-saving
time-scale
time-scale factor
time-serving
time-share
time-sharing
time-signal
time-signals
time-signature

Literary usage of Time-out

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1. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Philip Tyrwhitt (1824)
"The king and his ancestors since time out of mind have used} The clergy in this parliament inveighing vehemently against this answer, and that it tended to ..."

2. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1817)
"... the other tenant which hath the other moity, and with his ancestors, or with those whose state he hath undivided J, time out of minde of man. ..."

3. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, Religious Exiles by Great Britain Public Record Office, John Camden Hotten (1874)
"... Comander time out October the 6"' 1679 CHARLES EUAN in the Sloop true friendship for ... Comander time out November y 6"' 1679 COURTNEY \VM in the Sloop ..."

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