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  1. time
    IPA[tīm]
  2. noun

    • 1. the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole:

      travel through space and time one of the greatest wits of all time
    • 2. the progress of time as affecting people and things:

      things were getting better as time passed
    • 3. time or an amount of time as reckoned by a conventional standard:

      it's eight o'clock Eastern Standard Time
    • 4. the personification of time, typically as an old man with a scythe and hourglass.

    • 5. a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon:

      the time is 9:30
      Synonym : hour, o'clock
    • 6. a moment or definite portion of time allotted, used, or suitable for a purpose:

      the scheduled departure time should we set a time for the meeting?
    • 7. the favorable or appropriate time to do something; the right moment:

      it was time to go it's time for bed
      Synonym : moment, point, point in time, occasion, hour, minute, second, instant, juncture, stage, phase
    • 8. an indefinite period:

      traveling always distorts one's feelings for a time
      Synonym : while, spell, stretch, stint, span, season, interval, period, period of time, length of time, duration, run, space, phase, stage, term, patch
    • 9. a more or less definite portion of time in history or characterized by particular events or circumstances:

      Victorian times at the time of Galileo the park is beautiful at this time of year
      Synonym : era, age, epoch, period, eon, years, days, generation, date
    • 10. the conditions of life during a particular period:

      times have changed
      Synonym : situation, state of affairs, experience, life, way of life, conditions, circumstances, affairs, surroundings, environment, context, background, ambience, atmosphere
    • 11. used in names of newspapers:

      The New York Times
    • 12. one's lifetime:

      I've known a lot of women in my time
      Synonym : lifetime, life, life span, allotted span, days, time on earth, existence, threescore years and ten, this mortal coil, born days
    • 13. the successful, fortunate, or influential part of a person's life or career:

      in my time that was unheard of
      Synonym : heyday, day, hour, prime, best days/years, youth, vigor, springtime, salad days, maturity
    • 14. the appropriate or expected time for something, in particular childbirth or death:

      he seemed old before his time
    • 15. an apprenticeship:

      all of our foremen served their time on the loading dock
    • 16. a period of menstruation or pregnancy.

    • 17. the normal rate of pay for time spent working:

      if called out on weekends, they are paid time and a half
    • 18. the length of time taken to run a race or complete an event or journey:

      his time for the mile was 3:49.31
    • 19. the end of the game:

      he scored five minutes from time
    • 20. (in sports) a moment at which play is stopped temporarily within a game, or the act of calling for this:

      the umpire called time
    • 21. time as allotted, available, or used:

      we need more time it would be a waste of time
    • 22. a prison sentence:

      he was doing time for fraud
    • 23. an instance of something happening or being done; an occasion:

      this is the first time I have gotten into debt the nurse came in four times a day
    • 24. an event, occasion, or period experienced in a particular way:

      she was having a rough time of it we had a good time
      Synonym : situation, state of affairs, experience, life, way of life, conditions, circumstances, affairs, surroundings, environment, context, background, ambience, atmosphere
    • 25. (following a number) expressing multiplication:

      five goes into fifteen three times it burns calories four times faster than walking
    • 26. the rhythmic pattern of a piece of music, as expressed by a time signature:

      tunes in waltz time
    • 27. the tempo at which a piece of music is played or marked to be played.

    verb

    • 1. plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done:

      the first track race is timed for 11:15 the bomb had been timed to go off an hour later
      Synonym : schedule, set, set up, arrange, organize, fix, fix up, fix a time for, book, line up, slot in, prearrange, timetable, bill, program, plan, slate
    • 2. perform (an action) at a particular moment:

      Williams timed his pass perfectly from about thirty yards
    • 3. measure the time taken by (a process or activity, or a person doing it):

      we were timed and given certificates according to our speed I timed how long it took to empty that tanker
      Synonym : measure, put a stopwatch on, meter, count, clock
    • 4. (of a computer or a program) cancel an operation automatically because a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event happening:

      connections are timed out when they're not in use some networks will time out if they don't see activity going to the printer
    • 5. (of an operation) be canceled after a predefined interval of time.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: time, plural noun: times

    • v.: verb: time, 3rd person present: times, gerund or present participle: timing, past tense: timed, past participle: timed

    • noun

      the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole:

      the continued progress of existence as affecting people and things:

    • verb

      plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done:

      perform (an action) at a particular moment:

    • noun

      the choice, judgment, or control of when something should be done:

      a particular point or period of time when something happens:

    • preposition

      multiplied by:
    • noun

      the choice, judgement, or control of when something should be done:

      a particular point or period of time when something happens:

    • verb

      multiply (a number):
    • noun

      a lock fitted with a device that prevents it from being unlocked until a set time.

      a device built into a computer program to stop it from operating after a certain time.

    • verb

      secure (a door or other locking mechanism) with a time lock.

      link (something) inextricably to a certain period of time:

    • noun

      time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies:

      a brief break in play in a game or sport:

    • not late; punctual

      eventually

    • adjective

      occupying or using the whole of the usual working day or week:
    • adverb

      for the whole of the usual working day or week; on a full-time basis:
    • noun

      the end of a game, especially a football match.
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