Synonyms for (noun) period

Synonyms: period, full point, full stop, point, stop

Definition: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

Usage: in England they call a period a stop

Similar words: punctuation, punctuation mark

Definition: the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases


Synonyms: catamenia, menses, menstruation, menstruum, flow, period

Definition: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

Usage: 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

Similar words: discharge, expelling, emission

Definition: any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

Usage: the discharge of pus


Synonyms: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period

Similar words: fundamental measure, fundamental quantity

Definition: one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement


Synonyms: period

Definition: the end or completion of something

Usage: death put a period to his endeavors; a change soon put a period to my tranquility

Similar words: end, ending

Definition: the point in time at which something ends

Usage: the end of the year; the ending of warranty period


Synonyms: period, geological period

Definition: a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed

Usage: ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods

Similar words: geologic time, geological time

Definition: the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)


Synonyms: period

Definition: (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games

Similar words: part, section, division

Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division


Synonyms: period

Definition: the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

Similar words: time interval, interval

Definition: a definite length of time marked off by two instants