What does time out mean?

Definitions for time out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. time-out(noun)

    a brief suspension of play

    "each team has two time-outs left"

  2. respite, recess, break, time out(noun)

    a pause from doing something (as work)

    "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"


  1. time out(Verb)

    to end (an incomplete task) after a time limit

  2. time out(Verb)

    of a task, to be terminated because it was not completed before a time limit

  3. time out(Interjection)

    To call for a time-out.

  4. time out(Interjection)

    To call for a suspension of activity or conversation.


  1. Time Out

    Time Out Group Limited is a publishing company based in London, United Kingdom best known for the Time Out weekly listings magazine published in many editions and in many languages. The company has also expanded to publish travel guides, Eating and Drinking guides and online materials and content. It conducts most of its business from London and New York City.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of time out in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of time out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kelly Ayotte:

    It's clear that we need a time out.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Going into the fourth quarter, you usually get a time-out, i am now looking forward to a quiet time-out, Christmas with my family.

  3. Philipp Hildebrand:

    It is time we let this process play out and crucially regulators also need a time out to assess the impact of all the flurry of measures adopted since the great financial crisis.

  4. Kelly Ripa:

    Thanks is not a big enough word but they took time out of their busy schedules and out of their day jobs… and they are part of the ‘Live’ family forever. it’s been funny because Kelly and I were friends.

  5. Real Live Preacher:

    There isnt much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you arent really living without it.

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