in·ter·val /ˈɪntɝvəl/ 名詞
1. A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.
'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.
In·ter·val 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 Century.
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