American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: "We are likely to be disconcerted by . . . hiatuses of thought” ( Edmund Wilson).
- n. Linguistics A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.
- n. Anatomy A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm.
- n. In anatomy, a foramen.
- n. In grammar and prosody, the coming together of two vowels without intervening consonant in successive words or syllables of one word.
- n. A space from which something requisite to completeness is absent, as a missing link in a genealogy, an interval of unknown history, a lost or erased part of a manuscript, etc.; a lacuna; a break.
- n. Specifically, in logic, a fault of demonstration, consisting in the omission to prove some premise made use of, and not self-evident or admitted.
- n. A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
- n. An interruption, break or pause.
- n. A vacation, break from work.
- n. geology A gap in geological strata.
- n. anatomy An opening in an organ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break.
- n. (Gram.) The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables.
- n. a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
- n. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
- n. a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
- From Latin hiātus ("opening"), from hiō ("stand open, yawn"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin hiātus, from past participle of hiāre, to gape. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cleopatra _Cleopatra_ compatriot _compatriot_ gratis _gratis_ or _grahtis_ harem _harem_ or _hahrem_ heinous _hanous_ hiatus _hiatus_ implacable _implakable_ nape _nap_ née _na_ négligé _naglezha'_ patron _patron_ protégé _protazha'_ résumé _razuma'_ tenacious _tenashus_ tomato _tomato_ or _tomahto_ valet _va'la_ or _val'et_ vase _vas, vahz_, or _vaz_ veracious _verashus_ vivacious _vivashus_”
“Why doesn't he opt for a hiatus from the political arena and appoint somebody to run the state for a while?”
“On an unrelated note, yes we took a hiatus from the SpouseBUZZ Challenge due to travel and SpouseBUZZ event, but get ready - it's about to start up again ....”
“One Heroes Season 4 rumor, and an update on what Masi Oka aka Hiro has been doing during his hiatus from the show.”
“Trevor took a hiatus from a very successful private sector career to give service to the Republican Party this year," Steele said in the statement.”
“For some couples the most viable option may be for one parent to take temporary hiatus from the workforce.”
“Personally, I think a two year fall turkey season hiatus is needed to restore the population.”
“I am not kidding – as I opened up my computer to read your article we had the Muppet Show playing in the background after a long hiatus from the DVD rotation.”
“Jerine said ... omg. .ivan, you appear like a ghost. i thought you're in hiatus again”
“Hollywood, after an eight-year hiatus, is back in town.”
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