Definitions for clockklɒk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an instrument, normally larger than a watch, for measuring and recording time, usu. with hands or changing numbers to indicate the hour and minute.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Ref: time clock.
a meter for measuring and recording speed, distance covered, etc.
Ref: biological clock.
(v.t.)to time, test, or determine by means of a clock or watch:
The racehorse was clocked at two minutes flat.
Slang.to strike sharply or heavily:
clocked him in the face.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.i.)clock in (or out), to begin (or end) the day's work, esp. by punching a time clock.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for clock:
around the clock, for the entire 24-hour day without pause. without stopping for rest; tirelessly.
Origin of clock:
1350–1400; ME clok(ke) < MD clocke bell, clock; akin to OE clucge, OHG glocka, OIr clocc bell; cf. cloak
an embroidered or woven design on the side of a sock or stocking at the ankle or leg.
Origin of clock:
1520–30; orig. uncert.
a timepiece that shows the time of day
measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
"he clocked the runners"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a device for telling time
the church/kitchen clock; a digital clock
to make the time on a clock earlier
to make the time on a clock later
all day and all night
to work around the clock
a machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person
a watch, esp. one that strikes
the striking of a clock
a figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking
to ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking
to call, as a hen. See Cluck
a large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarabaeus stercorarius)
A clock is an instrument used to indicate, keep, and co-ordinate time. The word clock is derived ultimately from the Celtic words clagan and clocca meaning "bell". A silent instrument missing such a mechanism has traditionally been known as a timepiece. In general usage today a "clock" refers to any device for measuring and displaying the time. Watches and other timepieces that can be carried on one's person are often distinguished from clocks. The clock is one of the oldest human inventions, meeting the need to consistently measure intervals of time shorter than the natural units: the day; the lunar month; and the year. Devices operating on several different physical processes have been used over the millennia, culminating in the clocks of today. The study of timekeeping is known as horology.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A telltale; a gossip; a blab. 2. A chink through which the Greta Secret leaks. 3. The Big Ben of eternity.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
n.,v. 1. [techspeak] The master oscillator that steps a CPU or other digital circuit through its paces. This has nothing to do with the time of day, although the software counter that keeps track of the latter may be derived from the former. 2. vt. To run a CPU or other digital circuit at a particular rate. “If you clock it at 1000MHz, it gets warm.”. See overclock. 3. vt. To force a digital circuit from one state to the next by applying a single clock pulse. “The data must be stable 10ns before you clock the latch.”
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'clock' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3584
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'clock' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2380
Rank popularity for the word 'clock' in Nouns Frequency: #1310
Translations for clock
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an instrument for measuring time, but not worn on the wrist like a watch
We have five clocks in our house; an alarm clock (= a clock with a ringing device for waking one up in the morning).
- ساعَه كَبيرَه، ساعَة حاءِطArabic
- relógioPortuguese (BR)
- die UhrGerman
- ساعت دیواری یا طاقچه ایFarsi
- óra (fali-, álló-)Hungarian
- klokke, urNorwegian
- ساعت دیواری یا طاقچه ایPersian
- میزی یا دیواری ساعتPashto
- часы; будильникRussian
- (stenska, namizna) uraSlovenian
- klocka, urSwedish
- (時)鐘Chinese (Trad.)
- گھڑی ، گھڑیالUrdu
- đồng hồVietnamese
- （时）钟Chinese (Simp.)
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