1. (of time) having passed or slipped by
; - Example: "elapsed time"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elapse \E*lapse"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Elapsed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Elapsing.] [L. elapsus, p. p. of elabi to glide away; e
out + labi to fall, slide. See Lapse.]
To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; --
used chiefly in reference to time.
Eight days elapsed; at length a pilgrim came. --Hoole.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (of time) having passed or slipped by; "elapsed time"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "elapsed":
ago, antiquated, antique, blown over, by, bygone, bypast, dated,
dead, dead and buried, deceased, defunct, departed, expired,
extinct, finished, forgotten, gone, gone glimmering, gone-by,
has-been, irrecoverable, lapsed, no more, obsolete, over, passe,
passed, passed away, past, run out, vanished, wound up