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. Angela Merkel:

    The alternative to this agreement would not be a 'time-out' from the euro ... but rather predictable chaos.

  3. Zayn Malik:

    I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.

  4. Garry Bickett:

    Anybody who's spent any time out in the ocean in North Carolina knows about the Frying Pan Tower, it's a fixture of the coast.

  5. 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.

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