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Noun intermission has 2 senses


intermissionn. [L. intermissio: cf. F. intermission. See Intermit.].
  •  The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance.  B. Jonson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labor without intermission; an intermission of ten minutes.  [1913 Webster]
    "Rest or intermission none I find."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The short period between acts of a play, concert, opera, or other public performance when the audience may leave their seats for refreshment; -- it usually lasts from 10 to 20 minutes.  [PJC]
  •  The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission, or abatement of fever.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Intervention; interposition.  Heylin.
Syn. -- Cessation; interruption; interval; pause; stop; rest; suspension. See Cessation.


intermission, n.
1 a pause or cessation.
2 an interval between parts of a play, film, concert, etc.
3 a period of inactivity.

F intermission or L intermissio (as INTERMIT)



abeyance, act, afterpiece, bit, breach, break, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, caesura, catharsis, cease-fire, cessation, chaser, cigarette break, cleansing, cocktail hour, coffee break, cold storage, curtain, curtain call, curtain raiser, day off, deliverance, discharge, divertimento, divertissement, doldrums, dormancy, downtime, drop, emotional release, enforced respite, epilogue, exode, exodus, expository scene, finale, fissure, freeing, gap, half time, half-time intermission, halt, happy hour, hesitation, hiatus, hoke act, holiday, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermittence, interregnum, interruption, interval, introduction, lacuna, lapse, latency, layoff, letup, lull, number, off-time, parenthesis, pause, plateau, point of repose, prologue, purgation, purge, purging, quiescence, quiescency, quiet spell, recess, release, relief, remission, removal, reprieve, respite, rest, resting point, routine, scene, shtick, sketch, skit, song and dance, spell, stand-down, stand-up comedy act, stay, striptease, surcease, suspension, tea break, time off, time out, truce, turn, vacation




N discontinuity, disjunction, anacoluthon, interruption, break, fracture, flaw, fault, crack, cut, gap, solution of continuity, caesura, broken thread, parenthesis, episode, rhapsody, patchwork, intermission, alternation, dropping fire, discontinuous, unsuccessive, broken, interrupted, dicousu, disconnected, unconnected, discrete, disjunctive, fitful, spasmodic, desultory, intermitting, occasional, intermittent, alternate, recurrent, at intervals, by snatches, by jerks, by skips, by catches, by fits and starts, skippingly, per saltum, longo intervallo, like 'angel visits few and far between'.


N time, duration, period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season, the whole time, the whole period, space-time, course, snap, intermediate time, while, interim, interval, pendency, intervention, intermission, intermittence, interregnum, interlude, respite, era, epoch, time of life, age, year, date, decade, moment, glass of time, sands of time, march of time, Father Time, ravages of time, arrow of time, river of time, whirligig of time, noiseless foot of time, scythe, continuing, on foot, permanent, while, whilst, during, pending, during the time, during the interval, in the course of, at that point, at that point in time, for the time being, day by day, in the time of, when, meantime, meanwhile, in the meantime, in the interim, ad interim, pendente lite, de die in diem, from day to day, from hour to hour, hourly, always, for a time, for a season, till, until, up to, yet, as far as, by that time, so far, hereunto, heretofore, prior to this, up to this point, the whole time, all the time, all along, throughout, for good, hereupon, thereupon, whereupon, then, anno Domini, A, D, ante Christum, A, C, before Christ, B, C, anno urbis conditae, A, U, C, anno regni, A, R, once upon a time, one fine morning, one fine day, one day, once, time flies, tempus fugit, time runs out, time runs against, race against time, racing the clock, time marches on, time is of the essence, time and tide wait for no man, ad calendas Groecas, panting Time toileth after him in vain, 'gainst the tooth of time and razure of oblivion, rich with the spoils of time, tempus edax rerum, the long hours come and go, the time is out of joint, Time rolls his ceaseless course, Time the foe of man's dominion, time wasted is existence, used is life, truditur dies die, volat hora per orbem, carpe diem.


N cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence, intermission, remission, suspense, suspension, interruption, stop, stopping, closure, stoppage, halt, arrival, pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, drop, interregnum, abeyance, cloture, dead stop, dead stand, dead lock, finis, cerrado, blowout, burnout, meltdown, disintegration, comma, colon, semicolon, period, full stop, end, death, I pause for a reply.

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