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Definition of the noun time-out

What does time-out mean as a name of something?


  1. a brief suspension of play
    • example: each team has two time-outs left
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic words: break / intermission / interruption / pause / suspension = a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    • part of: athletic game = a game involving athletic activity

Alternative definition of the noun time-out


  1. [sport] A short break in the action of a sport, for substitution, consultation, etc.
  2. A break from a tense, heated or stressful situation (often enforced, sometimes as a disciplinary measure); a cooling-off period.
  3. [context: communication] The intentional ending of an incomplete task after a time limit considered a long enough for it to end normally.

Specialised definition of the noun time-out

Glossary of sports

time periods interrupting the game which each team is entitled to upon request according to the rules of the game. A time-out is mostly taken for receiving tactical advice from the coach (but also as a specific interruption of an opponent's winning streak) and is taken at different times. Time-outs are only possible in games with actual playing time (e.g. basketball) or in games which do not have a set duration of playing time (e.g. volleyball). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


  1. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a 2001 French drama film directed by Laurent Cantet and starring Aurélien Recoing and Karin Viard. The film is loosely based on the life story of Jean-Claude Romand, and it focuses on one of Cantet's favorite subject matters: a man's relationship with his job.
  2. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a 1998 Colombian film directed by Sergio Cabrera. It was an international co-production between Italy, Spain and Colombia. It was Colombia's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination. It starred Dave Baez.
  3. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Talent for the Game" was a 1991 film about a baseball scout, directed by Robert M. Young. It starred Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco, in her first film after Goodfellas, with Terry Kinney, Jamey Sheridan, and Jeff Corbett as co-stars.
  4. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out": "Time Out is a story about a teen who is curious about his newfound attraction to girls—and about the sexual orientation of the older brother he idolizes. " - Quoting the description from the 2011 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival site.
  5. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a 1988 film directed by Jon Bang Carlsen.
    • country: Denmark
    • languages: Danish Language, English Language
    • music by Anne Linnet
    • costume design by Manon Rasmussen
    • genre: Drama
    • released on (26 years ago)
  6. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a 2010 film written by Iván Tokman and Esteban Garelli and directed by Baltazar Tokman and Iván Tokman.


"Time-Out" is a novella written by Connie Willis.

  • released in (26 years ago)
  • award: - Hugo Award for Best Novella nomination for Connie Willis


  1. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a jazz album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, released in 1959 on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 1397. Recorded at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City, it is based upon the use of time signatures that were unusual for jazz such as 9/8 and 5/4. The album is a subtle blend of cool and West Coast jazz. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard pop albums chart, and has been certified platinum by the RIAA, the first jazz album to ever achieve that status.
  2. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" è il secondo album da solista di Max Pezzali, pubblicato il 25 maggio 2007. L'album è entrato direttamente al primo posto nella classifica italiana dei dischi più venduti diventando disco di platino prima dell'uscita grazie alle 80.000 ordinazioni.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a 1984 pop album by Arik Einstein and Shem-Tov Levi.
  4. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a composition.
  5. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a musical album of Ludovico Einaudi.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  6. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a composition.
  7. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a musical album of Dave Brubeck.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  8. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a musical album of Buddy Rich.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  9. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a musical album of Elifantree.
    • released in
  10. "Time-out" a.k.a. "Time Out" is a musical single of Dream Dance Alliance.
    • released on (6 years ago)


Time-Out a.k.a. Тайм-Аут is a musical group.


  1. Time-out a.k.a. Time Out Group Limited is a global publishing and ecommerce business, owner of the Time Out magazine worldwide.
    • also known as Time Out Group Limited, Time Out Worldwide
    • nomination: - nominated to GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage - "Time Out New York"
    • official website:
  2. Time-out a.k.a. Time Out is a brand.


Time-out a.k.a. Time Out is a candy bar, consumer product, food.


  1. Time-out a.k.a. Time Out, which includes magazines, websites, apps, guidebooks and other commercial products, is a global publishing and ecommerce business aimed at helping people to make the most of their city. It was founded by Tony Elliott. The magazine, apps and sites contain information on events in film, theatre, fashion, literature, other artistic events, eating out and nights out. As of 2014 there were 46 editions in 30 countries, with a combined audience of 28m people.
  2. Time-out: In sports, a time-out is a halt in the play. This allows the coaches of either team to communicate with the team, e.g., to determine strategy or inspire morale, as well as to stop the game clock. Time-outs are usually called by coaches or players, although for some sports, TV timeouts are called to allow media to air commercial breaks. Teams usually call timeouts at strategically important points in the match, or to avoid the team being called for a delay of game-type violation, such as the five-second rule in basketball.
    • also known as Sport time-out
  3. Time-out is a form of punishment that involves temporarily separating a child for from an environment where offending behavior according to the cultural standards and values of the time and place has occurred and is intended as reinforcement of the correct behavior. It is an educational and parenting technique recommended by some pediatricians and developmental psychologists as an effective form of child discipline. Often a corner or a similar space where the child is to stand or sit during time-outs is designated. This form of discipline is especially popular in North America.
    • also known as Child time-out
  4. Time-out a.k.a. Time Out is a 2003 Swedish Game-Show.
    • begun on (12 years ago)
    • country: Sweden
  5. Time-out a.k.a. Time Out is a 2012 International Emmy Award for Digital Program: Fiction nominated tv program produced in Canada.
    • also known as Temps Mort
    • country: Canada
    • award: - International Digital Emmy Award - Fiction nomination for Productions Babel

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Google previewEncyclopedia of School Psychology (2012)

by T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner

Examples: time-out from reinforcement, response cost Punishment Type III: Contingent participation in an effortful activity which results in a future decrease or weakening of behavior rate, duration, of intensity. Examples: overcorrection, positive ...

Google previewEncyclopedia on Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (2010)

Theory and Design of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks by Dharma P. Agrawal, Dr. Bin Xie

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There isnt much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you arent really living without it. (Real Live Preacher)
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