hiatus hiatus  /haɪ ˈeɪ təs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  2. (n) a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
  3. (n) a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

Usage(s):

  • The industrial tour was a welcome hiatus from the rigors of campus life and the students showed eagerness.

News

  1. Week 2 of jury selection resumes in George Zimmerman murder trial

    Jury selection in the George Zimmerman murder trial resumes after a hiatus over the weekend. [DOWNLOAD FREE ZIMMERMAN APP:  iPhone | Android] Day 6 of jury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday.  Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Defense attorneys are confident they can pick a jury in Seminole County, where the neighborhood watch ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Local 6 Orlando

  2. Academy Award Winning Actor Joe Pesci Returns to the Screen in the New Documentary - BEHIND THE GATE

    After A Multi-Year Self Imposed Hiatus, Pesci Returns to the Screen with a Project Centered Around the Sport and Animals He Loves (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10833732.htm
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Outdoors: After two year hiatus, trap shooter is perfect

    By Marion Valanoski For The Daily Item ELYSBURG -- It's often been said that "first impressions are lasting" so you can't begin to imagine what was going through the ranks last Saturday when after almost a two-year hiatus of competition, Kelly Doll was perfect in the first event of the Colonial Classic at the Valley Gun and Country Club prior to the start of the Pennsylvania State Shoot.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Item

Quotes

  1. "There's a couple of things we're going to do differently," Huckabee told supporters. "I say we ought to put a hiatus on people who come in here . . . if they come from countries that sponsor and harbor terrorists. . . . Every one of the 19...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Denver Post

  2. "There is also a sense of urgency about moving forward and a sense that we can't afford to have another hiatus," Rice said of her talks with Pak and the foreign ministers of the other four nations - China, Japan, Russia and South Korea -...
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: ABC News

  3. "I think it's an interesting time, obviously," Ogilvy said. "Number one in the world might be up for realistic grabs this year, depending on how (Woods' hiatus) all takes shape. I think I am definitely one of those guys who could, I think...
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Geoff Ogilvy Source: Maui News

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