Dictionary

time–out

noun \ˈtīm-ˈat\

: a short period of time during a sports event when the game stops and the players rest or talk to their coach

: a short period of time when you stop doing something so that you can rest or do something else

: a short period of time when a child must sit quietly as punishment for behaving badly

Full Definition of TIME-OUT

1
:  a brief suspension of activity :  break; especially :  a suspension of play in an athletic game
2
:  a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for children

First Known Use of TIME-OUT

circa 1896
TIME-OUT Defined for Kids

time–out

noun \ˈtīm-ˈat\

Definition of TIME-OUT for Kids

1
:  a short period during a game in which play is stopped
2
:  a quiet period used as a way to discipline a child

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: time out of mindPrevious Word in the Dictionary: timeousAll Words Near: time-out
July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears