Definitions for elapseɪˈlæps

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lapseɪˈlæps(v.; n.)e•lapsed, e•laps•ing

  1. (v.i.)(of time) to slip or pass by.

  2. (n.)the passage of a period of time; lapse.

Origin of elapse:

1635–45; < L ēlapsus, ptp. of ēlābī to slip away =ē-e - +lābī to slip, glide

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along(verb)

    pass by

    "three years elapsed"

Wiktionary

  1. elapse(Verb)

    To pass or move by.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elapse(verb)

    to slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; -- used chiefly in reference to time

Freebase

  1. Elapse

    To pass by; having passed by.


Translations for elapse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

elapse(verb)

(of time) to pass

A month had elapsed since our last meeting.

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