verb (laps, ing)
- A temporary failure; a slip.
- A decline or fall in standards.
- A pause in continuity.
- An interval of time between events.
- A termination of a right etc, through disuse or neglect.
- (weather) A marked decrease in air temperature with increasing altitude because the ground is warmer than the surrounding air. This condition usually occurs when skies are clear and between 1100 and 1600 hours, local time. Strong convection currents exist during lapse conditions. For chemical operations, the state is defined as unstable. This condition is normally considered the most unfavorable for the release of chemical agents. See lapse rate.
- A common-law rule that if the person to whom property is will
- Verb, willed were to die before the testator, then the gift would be ineffective.
- (intransitive) To suffer a
- Noun, lapse
- The rate of change in atmospheric temperature with increase of height. The variable normally is temperature unless specified otherwise. This is a vertical direction of travel (up or down), and the temperature may rise or fall suddenly.
- An Easterly wind that blows from the Mediterranean, through the straits of Gibraltar to the Atlantic.
noun (uncountable, archaic plural lightnings)
- The flash of light caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
- The discharge of atmospheric electrical charge itself.
- That tree was hit by .
- Something that is low.
- A depressed mood or situation.
- He is in a right now
- (intransitive) To moo.
- The cattle were lowing.
- In a position comparatively close to the ground.
- Small in height.
- depressed, Depressed, sad.