Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun period

7 senses of period

Sense 1
time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")
       => fundamental quantity, fundamental measure -- (one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement)

Sense 2
period -- (the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon)
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Sense 3
period -- ((ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games)
       => part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")

Sense 4
period, geological period -- (a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods")
       => geological time, geologic time -- (the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history))

Sense 5
period -- (the end or completion of something; "death put a period to his endeavors"; "a change soon put a period to my tranquility")
       => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Sense 6
menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow -- (the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "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)
       => discharge, emission, expelling -- (any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus")

Sense 7
period, point, full stop, stop, full point -- (a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop")
       => punctuation, punctuation mark -- (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)

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