Definitions for intermit
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intermit.
pause, intermit, breakverb
cease an action temporarily
"We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
To interrupt, to stop or cease temporarily or periodically; to suspend.
Etymology: From intermittere, from inter- + mittere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To forbear any thing for a time; to interrupt.
Etymology: intermitto, Latin.
If nature should intermit her course, and leave altogether, though it were but for a while, the observation of her own laws. Richard Hooker.
Run to your houses, fall upon your knees;
Pray to the gods, to intermit the plague
That needs must light on this ingratitude. William Shakespeare.
His misled, lascivious son,
Edward the second, intermitted so
The course of glory. Samuel Daniel, Civ. War.
The setting on foot some of those arts that were once well known, would be but the reviving of those arts which were long before practised, though intermitted and interrupted by war. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
Certain Indians, when a horse is running in his full career, leap down, gather any thing from the ground, and immediately leap up again, the horse not intermitting his course. John Wilkins.
Speech intermitted, thus began. John Milton.
We are furnished with an armour from heaven of firmness; but if we are remiss, or suffer ourselves to be persuaded to lay by our arms, and intermit our guard, we may be surprised. John Rogers, Sermons.
To grow mild between the fits or paroxysms. Used of fevers.
to cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt; to suspend
to cease for a time or at intervals; to moderate; to be intermittent, as a fever
Etymology: [L. intermittere; inter between + mittere, missum, to send: cf. OE. entremeten to busy (one's self) with, F. s'entremettre. See Missile.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tėr-mit′, v.t. to cause to cease for a time: to interrupt.—n. Intermiss′ion, act of intermitting: interval: pause.—adj. Intermiss′ive, coming at intervals.—ns. Intermit′tence, Intermit′tency, state of being intermittent.—adj. Intermit′tent, intermitting or ceasing at intervals, as a fever.—adv. Intermit′tingly.—Intermittent, or Intermitting, spring, a spring flowing for a time and then ceasing, beginning again, &c. [L. intermittĕre, -missum—inter, between, mittĕre, to cause to go.]
The numerical value of intermit in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of intermit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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