lapse lapse  /ˈlæps/


  1. (n) a mistake resulting from inattention
  2. (n) a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
  3. (n) a failure to maintain a higher state
  4. (v) pass into a specified state or condition
  5. (v) end, at least for a long time
  6. (v) drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
  7. (v) go back to bad behavior
  8. (v) let slip
  9. (v) pass by


  1. Silverman's family suspects a lapse on the part of the zoo.
  2. The policies either lapse or are surrendered for their cash value.
  3. The University of Utah, which held the patent on the process, allowed it to lapse, and cold fusion fell from view.


  1. Watch time-lapse slideshow of southern New Mexico from 1984 to 2012

    Watch time-lapse sequences from all over the world, including the southern New Mexico area, from the time period 1984 to 2012. TIME in partnership with Google has released the NASA Landsat image slideshows.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  2. Time-lapse video captures South Dakota’s glorious night sky

    Photographer Randy Halverson is a native South Dakotan, and this time-lapse video, "Horizons," is his love letter to the state. Watch the captivating video, which features the dark skies of central and western South Dakota. The film captures night vistas up above—including shooting stars and the Milky Way—and tall stalks of corn waving in the [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Sideshow via Yahoo! News

  3. Time lapse video: Hawaii’s volcanoes

    Here's a beautiful time-lapse of Hawaii's volcanoes to start your week off. Read more about QTLuong's video here
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WTKR Norfolk

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