(noun.) the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past.
(noun.) a person's experience on a particular occasion; 'he had a time holding back the tears'; 'they had a good time together'.
(noun.) an instance or single occasion for some event; 'this time he succeeded'; 'he called four times'; 'he could do ten at a clip'.
(noun.) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); 'he waited a long time'; 'the time of year for planting'; 'he was a great actor in his time'.
(noun.) a suitable moment; 'it is time to go'.
(noun.) a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something; 'take time to smell the roses'; 'I didn't have time to finish'; 'it took more than half my time'.
(verb.) adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time; 'The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely'.
(verb.) regulate or set the time of; 'time the clock'.
(verb.) assign a time for an activity or event; 'The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene'.
(verb.) set the speed, duration, or execution of; 'we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely'.
(n.) Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
(n.) A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
(n.) The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
(n.) The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
(n.) A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
(n.) Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
(n.) Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four times; four times four, or sixteen.
(n.) The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
(n.) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
(v. t.) To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
(v. t.) To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
(v. t.) To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
(v. t.) To measure, as in music or harmony.
(v. i.) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
(v. i.) To pass time; to delay.
n. . Duration.. Spell, season, interval, term, while, space of time.. Period, age, era, epoch, date, term.. Delivery, parturition, confinement, hour of travail, period of childbirth.. Fit season, proper time.. (Mus.) Measure.
v. a. . Adapt to the occasion.. Regulate (as to time).. Note the rate of (with respect to speed).. (Mus.) Measure.
SYN:Period, duration, season, interval, date, opportunity, age, era, occasion,term, space, span, spell
ANT:Neverness, eternity, non-duration, indetermination, indeterminableness
n. a point at which or period during which things happen: a season or proper time: an opportunity: absolute duration: an interval: past time: the duration of one's life: allotted period: repetition of anything or mention with reference to repetition: musical measure or rate of movement: a measured interval in verse: (gram.) the relation of a verb with regard to tense: the umpire's call in prize-fights &c.: hour of travail: the state of things at any period usually in pl.: the history of the world as opposed to eternity: addition of a thing to itself.—v.t. to do at the proper season: to regulate as to time: (mus.) to measure.—v.i. to keep or beat time.—ns. Time′-ball a ball arranged to drop from the summit of a pole at a particular time; Time′-bargain a contract to buy or sell merchandise or stock at a certain time in the future.—adjs. Time′-beguil′ing making the time pass quickly; Time′-bett′ering improving the state of things as time goes on; Time′-bewast′ed (Shak.) wasted or worn by time.—ns. Time′-bill a time-table; Time′-book a book for keeping an account of the time men have worked; Time′-card a card bearing a time-table: a card with blank spaces for workmen's hours &c. being filled in; Time′-fuse a fuse calculated to burn a definite length of time; Time′-gun a gun which is fired by means of a mechanical contrivance and a current of electricity at a particular time.—adj. Time′-hon′oured honoured for a long time: venerable on account of antiquity.—ns. Time′ist Tim′ist a musical performer in relation to his sense for time; Time′-keep′er a clock watch or other instrument for keeping or marking time: one who keeps the time of workmen.—adj. Time′less done at an improper time unseasonable: (Shak.) done before the proper time.—adv. Time′lessly before the proper time: unseasonably.—n. Time′liness.—adj. Time′ly in good time: sufficiently early: (obs.) keeping time.—adv. early soon.—adjs. Time′ly-part′ed (Shak.) having died in time—i.e. at a natural time; Time′ous in Scot. legal phraseology in good time: seasonable.—adv. Time′ously in good time.—ns. Time′piece a piece of machinery for keeping time esp. a clock for a mantel-piece; Time′-pleas′er (Shak.) one who complies with prevailing opinions whatever they be; Time′-serv′er one who serves or meanly suits his opinions to the times.—adj. Time′-serving complying with the spirit of the times or with present power.—n. mean compliance with the spirit of the times or with present power.—ns. Time′-tā′ble a table or list showing the times of certain things as trains steamers &c.; Time′-thrust a thrust made in fencing at the moment the opponent draws breath for his thrust; Time′-work labour paid for by the hour or the day—opp. to Piece-work.—adjs. Time′-worn worn or decayed by time; Tim′ous (Bacon) timely.—Time out of mind from time immemorial.—Apparent time true solar time as shown by a carefully adjusted sun-dial; Astronomical time the time past mean noon of that day and reckoned on to twenty-four hours in mean time; At times at distinct intervals: occasionally; Be master of one's time to be free to do what one likes; Civil time common time or mean time in which the day begins at midnight and is divided into equal portions of twelve hours each; Fill time to book vacant dates; In time Time enough in good season sufficiently early; Keep time to indicate the time correctly: to make any regular rhythmical movements at the same time with others; Lose time to let time pass without making use of it: to run slow—of a watch &c.; Make time to recover lost time: to perform in a certain time; Mean time the mean or average of apparent time as shown by a good clock; Sidereal time the portion of a sidereal day which has elapsed since the transit of the first point of Aries; Solar time time as shown by the sun or sun-dial; The time being the present time.
- Yet it was a hard time for sensitive, high-spirited Jo, who meant so well and had apparently done so ill. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- The perfect impregnation of the water with gas, however, requires time. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- I'm glad she got back in time. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- The girl refused; and for the first time, and to the astonishment of the majestic mistress of the school. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- You'll hit something next time, if you look sharp. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- You will have my sketches, some time or other, to look ator my tour to reador my poem. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Since that time, nothing has been heard to my knowledge of the three Hindoos. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- By only raising my voice, and saying any thing two or three times over, she is sure to hear; but then she is used to my voice. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- We thank you many times. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- It is like the happy old times to have you here. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Expressions of incredulity and surprise, which he could not repress, interrupted me several times before I had done. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- It was twice--twenty times as fine; not one quarter as comfortable. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- I have noticed you go past our house, sir, several times in the course of the last week or so. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- It's convenient to have you at all times ready on the premises. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- He did not approach Gudrun violently, he was never ill-timed. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- If you have really meant to give me a proof of your good opinion, though ill-timed and misplaced, I feel that I ought to thank you. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- So well-timed, is it not? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Those who are timed for destruction must die now. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- This critic concludes with a gentle rebuke to the inventor for ill-timed jesting, and a suggestion to furnish AUTHENTIC information! 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Fanny's spirit was as much refreshed as her body; her head and heart were soon the better for such well-timed kindness. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Mr. Holmes, this joking is very ill-timed. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The woman was holding her wrist and timing the pains with a watch. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- Have your fare ready, and the instant that your cab stops, dash through the Arcade, timing yourself to reach the other side at a quarter-past nine. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Together we raced across the scarlet sward, I timing my speed that I might not outdistance my slower companion. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- Later he invent ed simple pendulum devices for timing the pulse of patients, and even made some advances in applying his discovery in the construction of pendulum clocks. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- I appreciate the difficulty caused by the timing of the blowing of the bridge. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.