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4.
A break from something for a certain amount of time. Most notably used by musical groups who break up with the intention of not staying broken up (even if they don't know how long they'll be that way).

List of notable bands on Hiatus at the time this definition was written:
Foo Fighters
Sonic Youth
Disturbed
Fall Out Boy
Fugazi
I saw the Foo Fighters at their last show before going on Hiatus.
by GaaraoftheDamned November 10, 2012
 
1.
A gap or interruption in time, or continuity; a break.
"my blog will be on hiatus for awhile"
by psychedelic64 October 15, 2003
 
2.
When you stop posting in your journal or blog or community for a while.
This community is on hiatus until I find another mod.
This journal is on hiatus while I traipse through Southern America for the summer.
by BeckyMay May 16, 2005
 
3.
When somebody decides to "give up" or take a break from some of their otherwise favorite things.
Morgan, who decided to go on a hiatus from boys, beer, and books, is no longer on a hiatus and is ready to go crazy again!
by bestiexoxo February 27, 2011
 
5.
A break in something such as a relationship or a tv show
'WE WERE ON A HIATUS' - said Ross to Rachel
by riotgrrrl241 January 13, 2014
 
6.
A sex craved unicorn who is out to kill in many ways. Book may be released in the future. HIATUS! is pronounced (Hi-Ay-Tus) which is always spoken in a shouting, heroic, manner and spelled in all capital letters. This unicorn has a 46 inch penis and has a feet licking fetish. Meeting HIATUS! may result in: Death, death, harder death, soft death, rape death, rape, or even EXTREME DEATH! which is when you are brought back as a spider, drowned in sperm, and then brought back to life as a zebra which will be chopped in half by HIATUS!'s pre-sharpened penis.

HIATUS! Must always be drawn releasing his sperm because if you were to take a photograph that is what you would see because HIATUS! has an unlimited sperm count.
Dave met HIATUS! and was lucky enough only to suffer the consequence of rape death.
by ChTHEesBRICKter November 21, 2010
 
7.
A gap or break in something.
Young Justice season 2 was on hiatus for way longer than it should have been.
by YJseason2hiatuskilledme February 24, 2014