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, respite(noun)

    a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

  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"

  3. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement(noun)

    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

  4. respite, rest, relief, rest period(noun)

    a pause for relaxation

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

  5. reprieve, respite(verb)

    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

  6. reprieve, respite(verb)

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

Wiktionary

  1. respite(Noun)

    A brief interval of rest or relief.

    Etymology: and respit

  2. respite(Noun)

    A reprieve, especially from a sentence of death.

    Etymology: and respit

  3. respite(Verb)

    To delay or postpone.

    Etymology: and respit

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respite(noun)

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

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

  2. Respite(noun)

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

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

  3. Respite(noun)

    temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender; reprieve

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

  4. Respite(noun)

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

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

  5. Respite(noun)

    to give or grant a respite to

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

  6. Respite(noun)

    to delay or postpone; to put off

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

  7. Respite(noun)

    to keep back from execution; to reprieve

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

  8. Respite(noun)

    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.]

How to pronounce respite?

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    Veena
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How to say respite in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We found respite on your shores.

  3. Roger Burnley:

    This quarter has afforded consumers little respite from political or economic uncertainty and this has shown in their spending.

  4. 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.

  5. Neil Gallant:

    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.

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