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time

time - Dictionary definition and meaning for word time

Definition
(noun) an instance or single occasion for some event
Synonyms : clip
Example Sentence
  • this time he succeeded
  • he called four times
  • he could do ten at a clip

Definition
(noun) a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
Example Sentence
  • take time to smell the roses
  • I didn't have time to finish
  • it took more than half my time

Definition
(noun) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
Example Sentence
  • he waited a long time
  • the time of year for planting
  • he was a great actor in his time

Definition
(noun) a suitable moment
Example Sentence
  • it is time to go

Definition
(noun) the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
Definition
(noun) a person's experience on a particular occasion
Example Sentence
  • he had a time holding back the tears
  • they had a good time together

Definition
(noun) a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
Synonyms : clock time
Example Sentence
  • do you know what time it is?
  • the time is 10 o'clock

Definition
(noun) the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
Synonyms : fourth dimension

Definition
(noun) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
Synonyms : meter , metre

Definition
(noun) the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
Synonyms : prison term , sentence
Example Sentence
  • he served a prison term of 15 months
  • his sentence was 5 to 10 years
  • he is doing time in the county jail

Definition
(verb) measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
Synonyms : clock
Example Sentence
  • he clocked the runners

Definition
(verb) assign a time for an activity or event
Example Sentence
  • The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene

Definition
(verb) set the speed, duration, or execution of
Example Sentence
  • we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely

Definition
(verb) regulate or set the time of
Example Sentence
  • time the clock

Definition
(verb) adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
Example Sentence
  • The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely

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