Definition of Period:

  1. A flow of blood and other material from the lining of the uterus, lasting for several days and occurring in sexually mature women who are not pregnant at intervals of about one lunar month until the onset of menopause.

  2. A length or portion of time.

  3. The interval of time between successive occurrences of the same state in an oscillatory or cyclic phenomenon, such as a mechanical vibration, an alternating current, a variable star, or an electromagnetic wave.

  4. A quantifiable segment of time, such as a week, month or quarter that a company uses to forecast or claim business activities. For example, a company which ships 10,000 units over a four-week period.

  5. A punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence or an abbreviation.

  6. Belonging to or characteristic of a past historical time, especially in style or design.

  7. A complex sentence, especially one consisting of several clauses, constructed as part of a formal speech or oration.

  8. A set of elements occupying an entire horizontal row in the periodic table.

Synonyms of Period

Time, Spell, Interval, Stretch, Term, Span, Phase, Session, Bout, Run, Space, Duration, Chapter, Stage, In period style, Period, Nostalgic, Evocative, Of yesteryear, Olde worlde, Full stop, Full point, Point, Stop, Menstruation, Menstrual flow, Alexandrine, Archean, Archeozoic, Cambrian, Carboniferous, Cenozoic, Comanchean, Cretaceous, Devonian, Eocene, Glacial, Holocene, Lower Cretaceous, Lower Tertiary, Mesozoic, Miocene, Mississippian, Oligocene, Paleocene, Paleozoic, Pennsylvanian, Permian, Pleistocene, Pliocene, Precambrian, Proterozoic, Quaternary, Recent, Silurian, Tertiary, Triassic, Upper Cretaceous, Upper Tertiary, Z, Accent, Accentuation, Adjectival phrase, Aeon, Age, Amount, Amphibrach, Amphimacer, Amplitude, Anacrusis, Anapest, Annual period, Antinode, Antispast, Aphelion, Apodosis, Apogee, Arsis, Astronomical longitude, Autumnal equinox, Bacchius, Baseball season, Basketball season, Bass passage, Beat, Boundary, Bourdon, Bridge, Burden, Cadence, Caesura, Caliber, Catalexis, Catamenia, Catamenial discharge, Catastrophe, Ceasing, Celestial equator, Celestial longitude, Celestial meridian, Cessation, Chloriamb, Chloriambus, Chorus, Chronology, Circle, Clause, Close, Closing, Closure, Coda, Cold season, Colon, Colures, Comma, Compass, Concert season, Conclusion, Construction, Consummation, Continuity, Counterpoint, Courses, Crack of doom, Crest, Cretic, Culmination, Curtain, Curtains, Cut, Dactyl, Days, De Broglie wave, Death, Decease, Degree, Denouement, Destination, Destiny, Development, Diaeresis, Diffraction, Dimeter, Dipody, Discontinuance, Division, Dochmiac, Doom, Dry season, Duration, Duree, Ecliptic, Effect, Electromagnetic wave, Elegiac, Elegiac couplet, Elegiac pentameter, Emphasis, End, End point, Ending, Envoi, Epilogue, Epitrite, Epoch, Equator, Equinoctial, Equinoctial circle, Equinoctial colure, Equinox, Era, Eschatology, Expiration, Exposition, Expression, Extent, Fate, Feminine caesura, Figure, Final solution, Final twitch, Final words, Finale, Finality, Finis, Finish, Flowers, Folderol, Foot, Football season, Frequency, Frequency band, Frequency spectrum, Full stop, Galactic longitude, Geocentric longitude, Geodetic longitude, Goal, Grade, Great circle, Guided wave, Harmonic close, Headed group, Height, Heliocentric longitude, Heptameter, Heptapody, Heroic couplet, Hexameter, Hexapody, Iamb, Iambic, Iambic pentameter, Ictus, Idiom, Idiotism, In phase, Interference, Interlude, Intermezzo, Interval, Introductory phrase, Ionic, Izzard, Jingle, Juncture, Last, Last breath, Last gasp, Last things, Last trumpet, Last words, Lastingness, Latter end, Leap, Level, Light, Lilt, Locution, Longitude, Longitudinal wave, Manner of speaking, Mark, Masculine caesura, Measure, Mechanical wave, Menses, Menstrual discharge, Menstruation, Meridian, Meter, Metrical accent, Metrical foot, Metrical group, Metrical unit, Metron, Molossus, Monthlies, Mora, Movement, Musical phrase, Musical sentence, Node, Notch, Noun phrase, Nuance, Numbers, Off season, Omega, Orbit, Ornament, Out of phase, Paeon, Paragraph, Part, Pas, Passage, Patch, Pause, Payoff, Peculiar expression, Peg, Pentameter, Pentapody, Perigee, Perihelion, Periodic wave, Periodicity, Periods, Peroration, Phrasal idiom, Phrase, Pitch, Plane, Plateau, Point, Proceleusmatic, Proportion, Psychological time, Pyrrhic, Quantity, Quietus, Radio wave, Rainy season, Range, Ratio, Ray, Reach, Refrain, Reinforcement, Remove, Resolution, Resonance, Resonance frequency, Response, Resting place, Rhythm, Ritornello, Round, Rung, Scale, Scope, Season, Seasonableness, Seasonality, Section, Seismic wave, Semicolon, Sentence, Set phrase, Shade, Shadow, Shock wave, Small circle, Social season, Solstitial colure, Sound wave, Space, Space-time, Span, Spell, Spondee, Sprung rhythm, Stair, Standard, Standard phrase, Stanza, Statement, Step, Stint, Stop, Stoppage, Stopping place, Strain, Stress, Stretch, Surface wave, Swan song, Swing, Syntactic structure, Syzygy, Tailpiece, Tense, Term, Terminal, Termination, Terminus, Tetrameter, Tetrapody, Tetraseme, That time, The curse, The future, The past, The present, The season, Thesis, Tidal wave, Tide, Time, Time of year, Timebinding, Trajectory, Transverse wave, Tread, Tribrach, Trimeter, Tripody, Triseme, Trochee, Trough, Turn of expression, Turn of phrase, Tutti, Tutti passage, Usage, Utterance, Variation, Verb complex, Verb phrase, Verbalism, Vernal equinox, Verse, Wave, Wave equation, Wave motion, Wave number, Wavelength, Way of speaking, While, Windup, Word-group, Years, Zodiac, Zone

How to use Period in a sentence?

  1. A splendid selection of period furniture.
  2. The current period that the oil economy is in is not ideal at all due to the fact that many people have lost their jobs due to the supply shock and low oil prices.
  3. After the third period ended it was still all tied up so the hockey game went into overtime to decide a winner.
  4. He had long periods of depression.
  5. Shes got her period.
  6. The horizontal rows or periods also have predictable trends in characteristics because as you move left to right in a row only one electron is added changing the atomic number by one.
  7. As he talked he jabbed the lit end of his cigar into the air as though he were punctuating his sentences by burning periods in the air.
  8. In the third period of the end of season game, the smaller team made a rebound and scored over forty points.

Meaning of Period & Period Definition