(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'.

Typist: Shelby--From WordNet


(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.) Tense.

(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.

Editor: Nita

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Duration.[2]. Spell, season, interval, term, while, space of time.[3]. Period, age, era, epoch, date, term.[4]. Delivery, parturition, confinement, hour of travail, period of childbirth.[5]. Fit season, proper time.[6]. (Mus.) Measure.

v. a. [1]. Adapt to the occasion.[2]. Regulate (as to time).[3]. Note the rate of (with respect to speed).[4]. (Mus.) Measure.

Typist: Nola

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Period, duration, season, interval, date, opportunity, age, era, occasion,term, space, span, spell

ANT:Neverness, eternity, non-duration, indetermination, indeterminableness

Typist: Moira


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.

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