Hypertext Webster Gateway: "interval"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Interval \In"ter*val\, n. [L. intervallum; inter between +
vallum a wall: cf. F. intervalle. See {Wall}.]
1. A space between things; a void space intervening between
any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or

'Twixt host and host but narrow space was left, A
dreadful interval. --Milton.

2. Space of time between any two points or events; as, the
interval between the death of Charles I. of England, and
the accession of Charles II.

3. A brief space of time between the recurrence of similar
conditions or states; as, the interval between paroxysms
of pain; intervals of sanity or delirium.

4. (Mus.) Difference in pitch between any two tones.

{At intervals}, coming or happening with intervals between;
now and then. ``And Miriam watch'd and dozed at
intervals.'' --Tennyson.

{Augmented interval} (Mus.), an interval increased by half a
step or half a tone.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Interval \In"ter*val\, Intervale \In"ter*vale\, n.
A tract of low ground between hills, or along the banks of a
stream, usually alluvial land, enriched by the overflowings
of the river, or by fertilizing deposits of earth from the
adjacent hills. Cf. {Bottom}, n., 7. [Local, U. S.]

The woody intervale just beyond the marshy land. --The

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a definite length of time marked off by two instants [syn: {time
2: a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between
two given endpoints
3: the distance between things; "fragile items require
separation and cushioning" [syn: {separation}]
4: the difference in pitch between two notes [syn: {musical

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