from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To slip by; pass: Weeks elapsed before we could start renovating.
- n. Passage; lapse: met again after an elapse of many years.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To pass or move by.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; -- used chiefly in reference to time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To slide, slip, or glide away; pass away with or as if with a continuous gliding motion: used of time.
- To pass out of view or consideration; suffer lapse or neglect.
- n. The act of passing; lapse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pass by
Latin ēlābī, ēlāps- : ē-, ex-, ex- + lābī, to slip.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)