Definitions
lapse Tweet Definition of lapse Like Definition of lapse on Facebook
noun 
  1. A temporary failure; a slip.
  2. A decline or fall in standards.
  3. A pause in continuity.
  4. An interval of time between events.
  5. A termination of a right etc, through disuse or neglect.
  6. (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.
  7. A common-law rule that if the person to whom property is will
    1. Verb, willed were to die before the testator, then the gift would be ineffective.
verb (laps, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To suffer a
    1. Noun, lapse
Etymology: From laps, from lapsus.


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for lapse for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of lapse
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.