elapse


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e·lapse

 (ĭ-lăps′)
intr.v. e·lapsed, e·laps·ing, e·laps·es
To slip by; pass: Weeks elapsed before we could start renovating.
n.
Passage; lapse: an elapse of many years.

[Latin ēlābī, ēlāps- : ē-, ex-, ex- + lābī, to slip.]

elapse

(ɪˈlæps)
vb
(intr) (of time) to pass by
[C17: from Latin ēlābī to slip away, from lābī to slip, glide]

e•lapse

(ɪˈlæps)

v. e•lapsed, e•laps•ing,
n. v.i.
1. (of time) to slip or pass by.
n.
2. the passage of a period of time; lapse.
[1635–45; < Latin ēlapsus, past participle of ēlābī to slip away =ē- e- + lābī to slip, glide]

elapse


Past participle: elapsed
Gerund: elapsing

Imperative
elapse
elapse
Present
I elapse
you elapse
he/she/it elapses
we elapse
you elapse
they elapse
Preterite
I elapsed
you elapsed
he/she/it elapsed
we elapsed
you elapsed
they elapsed
Present Continuous
I am elapsing
you are elapsing
he/she/it is elapsing
we are elapsing
you are elapsing
they are elapsing
Present Perfect
I have elapsed
you have elapsed
he/she/it has elapsed
we have elapsed
you have elapsed
they have elapsed
Past Continuous
I was elapsing
you were elapsing
he/she/it was elapsing
we were elapsing
you were elapsing
they were elapsing
Past Perfect
I had elapsed
you had elapsed
he/she/it had elapsed
we had elapsed
you had elapsed
they had elapsed
Future
I will elapse
you will elapse
he/she/it will elapse
we will elapse
you will elapse
they will elapse
Future Perfect
I will have elapsed
you will have elapsed
he/she/it will have elapsed
we will have elapsed
you will have elapsed
they will have elapsed
Future Continuous
I will be elapsing
you will be elapsing
he/she/it will be elapsing
we will be elapsing
you will be elapsing
they will be elapsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elapsing
you have been elapsing
he/she/it has been elapsing
we have been elapsing
you have been elapsing
they have been elapsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elapsing
you will have been elapsing
he/she/it will have been elapsing
we will have been elapsing
you will have been elapsing
they will have been elapsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elapsing
you had been elapsing
he/she/it had been elapsing
we had been elapsing
you had been elapsing
they had been elapsing
Conditional
I would elapse
you would elapse
he/she/it would elapse
we would elapse
you would elapse
they would elapse
Past Conditional
I would have elapsed
you would have elapsed
he/she/it would have elapsed
we would have elapsed
you would have elapsed
they would have elapsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.elapse - pass by; "three years elapsed"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
fell, vanish, fly - pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

elapse

verb pass, go, go by, lapse, pass by, slip away, roll on, slip by, roll by, glide by Forty-eight hours have elapsed since his arrest.

elapse

verb
To move past in time:
go (by), lapse, pass.
Translations
يَمْضي، يَنْقَضي
forløbe
eltelik
líîa hjá
praslinkti
aizritēt

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] VIpasar, transcurrir

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] vi [time] → s'écouler

elapse

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] vi (time) → trascorrere, passare

elapse

(iˈlaps) verb
(of time) to pass. A month had elapsed since our last meeting.
References in classic literature ?
Weeks, it is true, would sometimes elapse, during which Pearl's gaze might never once be fixed upon the scarlet letter; but then, again, it would come at unawares, like the stroke of sudden death, and always with that peculiar smile and odd expression of the eyes.
I lay there dismally calculating that sixteen entire hours must elapse before I could hope for a resurrection.
Each house is, as it necessarily must be, the judge of the elections, qualifications, and returns of its members; and whatever improvements may be suggested by experience, for simplifying and accelerating the process in disputed cases, so great a portion of a year would unavoidably elapse, before an illegitimate member could be dispossessed of his seat, that the prospect of such an event would be little check to unfair and illicit means of obtaining a seat.
Two months had come and gone before the convalescent in the Sacramento hospital was identified with Kirkman, the absconding San Francisco clerk; even then, there must elapse nearly a fortnight more till the perfect stranger could be hunted up, the portmanteau recovered, and John's letter carried at length to its destination, the seal still unbroken, the inclosure still intact.
Monte Cristo allowed a short time to elapse, and then said, "It is singular, baron, but the same idea came across me the first time I came here; it looked so gloomy I should never have bought it if my steward had not taken the matter into his own hands.
In the eagerness of escape, they had made no provision for their journey; days must elapse before they could reach their haven of safety, and mountains and prairies be traversed, wrapped in all the desolation of winter.
Twelve, fifteen, eighteen months would often elapse without any tidings of them, when they would come sweeping their way down the Ottawa in full glee, their canoes laden down with packs of beaver skins.
And so it was that I found myself that foggy November evening pursuing the Camberwell tram with my heart glowing within me, and with the eager determination that not another day should elapse before I should find some deed which was worthy of my lady.
If he glued it together the next morning months might elapse before his wife noticed what had happened, and meanwhile he might after all be able to match the dish at Shadd's Falls or Bettsbridge.
There were more than two full hours yet to elapse before she could come, and in that interval, which seemed a long one, I must confess I was nervously anxious about my altered looks.