lapse (Meaning)

Wordnet

lapse (n)

a mistake resulting from inattention

a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

a failure to maintain a higher state

Wordnet

lapse (v)

pass into a specified state or condition

end, at least for a long time

drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

go back to bad behavior

let slip

pass by

Webster

lapse (n.)

A gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; an unobserved or imperceptible progress or passing away,; -- restricted usually to immaterial things, or to figurative uses.

A slip; an error; a fault; a failing in duty; a slight deviation from truth or rectitude.

The termination of a right or privilege through neglect to exercise it within the limited time, or through failure of some contingency; hence, the devolution of a right or privilege.

A fall or apostasy.

Webster

lapse (v. i.)

To pass slowly and smoothly downward, backward, or away; to slip downward, backward, or away; to glide; -- mostly restricted to figurative uses.

To slide or slip in moral conduct; to fail in duty; to fall from virtue; to deviate from rectitude; to commit a fault by inadvertence or mistake.

To fall or pass from one proprietor to another, or from the original destination, by the omission, negligence, or failure of some one, as a patron, a legatee, etc.

To become ineffectual or void; to fall.

Webster

lapse (v. t.)

To let slip; to permit to devolve on another; to allow to pass.

To surprise in a fault or error; hence, to surprise or catch, as an offender.

lapse Sentence Examples

  1. The lapse in judgment resulted in a costly mistake that could have been avoided.
  2. A lapse in concentration led to the accident, causing significant damage and injuries.
  3. The lapse of time since the incident made it challenging to gather accurate information.
  4. The company's lapse in following safety regulations resulted in a serious injury to one of its employees.
  5. The athlete's lapse in performance during the championship game cost the team the victory.
  6. The journalist's lapse in verifying the facts led to an inaccurate report that caused backlash and controversy.
  7. The lapse in communication between the departments resulted in missed deadlines and confusion among the employees.
  8. The doctor's lapse in diagnosing the patient's condition led to a delayed treatment and worsened symptoms.
  9. The politician's lapse in ethical conduct led to a loss of public trust and an investigation by the authorities.
  10. The student's lapse in studying for the exam resulted in a failing grade, causing disappointment and regret.

FAQs About the word lapse

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The lapse in judgment resulted in a costly mistake that could have been avoided.

A lapse in concentration led to the accident, causing significant damage and injuries.

The lapse of time since the incident made it challenging to gather accurate information.

The company's lapse in following safety regulations resulted in a serious injury to one of its employees.