- n an amount of time
a time period of 30 years
hastened the period of time of his recovery
Picasso's blue period
- n the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon
- n (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
- n a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods
- n the end or completion of something
death put a period to his endeavors
a change soon put a period to my tranquility
- n the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
- n a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
in England they call a period a stop
- By the end of the study period, the latter group had gained more than twice as much weight as the mice that ate during active hours: 10.
- Before this period of time he needed a photo ID when he showed up for work.
- Oddly, however, of all the period mores in the film, the old maritime tradition of "women and children first" enjoys total acceptance by modern audiences.
- Bill Parcells in Seattle Times
I am in good health and feel lucky to have been able to coach in the NFL for an extended period of time,Parcells said. "I leave the game and the NFL with nothing but good feelings and gratitude to all the players, coaches and other people...
- Barry Bonds in MLive.com
This record is not tainted at all. At all. Period,Bonds said.
- Carlton Cuse in The Associated Press
It really feels awesome there are so many good shows on television right now, and Damon and I feel that we're in a sort of renaissance period for TV drama,said Carlton Cuse, who shares executive producer duties on "Lost" with Damon Lindelof.