noun, plural hi·a·tus·es, hi·a·tus.
Origin of hiatus
Examples from the Web for hiatus
Padre Goyo got back to Mexico in May from a three-month hiatus that he called a self-imposed exile in Europe.
In the summer of 2013, Jon Stewart took a hiatus from The Daily Show and traveled to Jordan for a month to film a movie.'Rosewater' Review: Jon Stewart's Clumsy but Earnest Directorial Debut|Alex Suskind|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They forged ahead and toured in support of the new record for a year—then went on hiatus.Interpol on the Arrogance of Believing Their Own Myth and Life After Carlos D.|Melissa Leon|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The show returned from hiatus this week, and the host got right to work talking about Ferguson.Amateur Stuntmen, the iPhone 6, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Comedy icon and Daily Show host Jon Stewart shocked fans when he took a three-month hiatus from the show in the summer of 2013.Viral Video of the Day: Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut|Jack Holmes|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It were to be wished that this hiatus had been supplied from the originals, in the archives of Brussels.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
This hiatus of ten years in the life of our poet is very similar to the thirteen fallow years in the career of Browning.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
So we supply the hiatus in the text, in conformity with the opinion of the Commentator.Hindu Law and Judicature|Yjnavalkya
Rhythm of Tennyson's Locksley Hall, proceeding by stress only, independent of vowel-quantity or hiatus.The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran|Anonymous
The mother of the offender supplied the hiatus in the story—and Calvert was somewhat relieved.Charlemont|W. Gilmore Simms
British Dictionary definitions for hiatus
noun plural -tuses or -tus
Word Origin for hiatus
Word Origin and History for hiatus
1560s, "break or opening in a material object," from Latin hiatus "opening, aperture, rupture, gap," from past participle stem of hiare "to gape, stand open" (see yawn (v.)). Sense of "gap or interruption in events, etc." is first recorded 1610s.