What does respite mean?

Definitions for respite
ˈrɛs pɪtrespite

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word respite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reprieve, respitenoun

    a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

  2. respite, recess, break, time outnoun

    a pause from doing something (as work)

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

  3. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatementnoun

    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

  4. respite, rest, relief, rest periodnoun

    a pause for relaxation

    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

  5. reprieve, respiteverb

    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

  6. reprieve, respiteverb

    postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

Wiktionary

  1. respitenoun

    A brief interval of rest or relief.

    Etymology: and respit

  2. respitenoun

    A reprieve, especially from a sentence of death.

    Etymology: and respit

  3. respiteverb

    To delay or postpone.

    Etymology: and respit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respitenoun

    a putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

  2. Respitenoun

    temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; interval of rest; pause; delay

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

  3. Respitenoun

    temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender; reprieve

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

  4. Respitenoun

    the delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

  5. Respitenoun

    to give or grant a respite to

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

  6. Respitenoun

    to delay or postpone; to put off

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

  7. Respitenoun

    to keep back from execution; to reprieve

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

  8. Respitenoun

    to relieve by a pause or interval of rest

    Etymology: [OF. respiter, LL. respectare. See Respite, n.]

Freebase

  1. Respite

    A respite is a delay in the imposition of sentence but in no way modifies a sentence or addresses questions of due process, guilt or innocence.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Respite

    res′pit, n. temporary cessation of anything: pause: interval of rest: (law) temporary suspension of the execution of a criminal.—v.t. to grant a respite to: to relieve by a pause: to delay.—adj. Res′piteless. [O. Fr. respit (Fr. répit)—L. respectus, respect.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of respite in a Sentence

  1. Zhang Qi:

    The market is taking a respite after the rate cut, and I expect to see it having a consolidation period for a while, some investors liquidated their position and left the market in the morning.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The campaign that we oversee plays out daily, in complex arenas, under myriad threats that recur without respite. This requires us to be constantly prepared to fight in secret, anytime and anywhere necessary. The service is charged with this effort and there is no option, but to win this war every day, we, the personnel of the ISA, have a very significant responsibility in defending the State of Israel and its inhabitants, in thwarting and blocking terrorist threats and in upholding democracy. We will continue to do this our way – with courage, wisdom, determination, innovation, dedication, and relevancy.

  3. Neil Gallant:

    This early in the season is unprecedented, but if this is what it's like now, we really are concerned that over the next few months we're going to get no respite from these sorts of bushfire conditions.

  4. Kuldeep Srivastava:

    Keeping in mind the average December temperature, we're on course to endure the coldest month in 119 years, we expect cold wave conditions to continue for quite some time with some temporary respite for a day or two.

  5. David Fleischer:

    Rousseff has been given some respite, but we can expect some violent retribution from Cunha in the next days and weeks.

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