Definitions for timetaɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

timetaɪm(n.; adj.; v.)timed, tim•ing.

  1. (n.)the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.

  2. duration regarded as an aspect of the present life as distinct from the life to come or from eternity; finite duration.

  3. (sometimes cap.) a system or method of measuring or reckoning the passage of time:

    Greenwich Time.

    Category: Horology

  4. a limited period or interval, as between two events:

    a long time.

  5. a particular period:

    Youth is the best time of life.

  6. Often, times. a period in history, or one contemporaneous with a notable person: the period or era now or previously present: a period with reference to its conditions:

    prehistoric times; in Lincoln's time.

    a sign of the times.

    hard times.

  7. the end of a prescribed or allotted period, as of one's life or a pregnancy.

  8. a period experienced in a particular way:

    Have a good time.

  9. a period of work of an employee, or the pay for it.

  10. Informal. a term of enforced duty or imprisonment.

    Category: Informal

  11. the period necessary for or occupied by something:

    The bus takes too much time, so I'll take a plane.

  12. leisure or spare time:

    I hope to take some time in August.

  13. a definite point in time, as indicated by a clock:

    What time is it?

  14. a particular period in a day, year, etc.:

    breakfast time.

  15. an appointed or proper instant or period:

    There is a time for everything.

  16. the particular point in time when an event is scheduled to take place:

    Curtain time is at 8.

  17. an indefinite period extending into the future:

    Time will tell.

  18. each occasion of a recurring action or event:

    to do something five times.

  19. times, the number of instances a quantity or factor are taken together:

    Two goes into six three times; five times faster.

  20. one of the three dramatic unities.

    Category: Literature

    Ref: Compare unity (def. 8). 8

  21. a unit or a group of units in the measurement of poetic meter.

    Category: Prosody

  22. Music. tempo; relative rapidity of movement. meter; rhythm. the metrical duration of a note or rest. proper or characteristic rhythm or tempo. the general movement of a particular kind of musical composition with reference to it rhythm, metrical structure, and tempo:

    waltz time.

    Category: Music and Dance

  23. rate of marching, calculated on the number of paces taken per minute:

    double time.

    Category: Military

  24. (adj.)of or pertaining to the passage of time.

  25. (of an explosive device) containing a clock so that it will detonate at the desired moment:

    a time bomb.

  26. of an installment plan:

    time payments.

  27. (v.t.)to measure or record the speed, duration, or rate of:

    to time a race.

  28. to fix the duration of:

    She timed the test at 15 minutes.

  29. to fix the interval between (actions, events, etc.):

    They timed their strokes at six per minute.

    Category: Horology

  30. to regulate (a train, clock, etc.) as to time.

    Category: Horology

  31. to choose the moment or occasion for; schedule:

    He timed the attack perfectly.

  32. (v.i.)to keep time; sound or move in unison.

Idioms for time:

  1. against time,in an effort to finish within a limited period.

    Category: Idiom

  2. ahead of time,before the time due; early.

    Category: Idiom

  3. at one time, once; formerly. at the same time; simultaneously.

    Category: Idiom

  4. at the same time, nevertheless; yet: simultaneously.

    He's young; at the same time, he's quite responsible.

    Category: Idiom

  5. at times,at intervals; occasionally.

    Category: Idiom

  6. behind the times,old-fashioned; dated.

    Category: Idiom

  7. for the time being,temporarily; for the present.

    Category: Idiom

  8. from time to time,occasionally; at intervals.

    Category: Idiom

  9. gain time,to achieve a delay or postponement.

    Category: Idiom

  10. in good time, at or in advance of the appointed time; punctually.

    Category: Idiom

  11. in no time,in a very brief time.

    Category: Idiom

  12. in time, early enough: in the future; eventually: in the correct rhythm or tempo.

    Come in time for dinner.

    In time he'll understand.

    Category: Idiom

  13. keep time, to record time, as a watch or clock does. to mark or observe the tempo, as by performing rhythmic movements.

    Category: Idiom

  14. kill time,to occupy oneself with some activity to make time pass more quickly.

    Category: Idiom

  15. make time, to move or travel quickly.

    Category: Idiom

  16. make time with,Slang. to pursue or take as a sexual partner.

    Category: Idiom

  17. many a time,again and again; frequently.

    Category: Idiom

  18. mark time, to suspend progress temporarily, as to await developments; fail to advance. to move the feet alternately as in marching, but without advancing.

    Category: Idiom, Military

  19. on one's own time,during one's free time; while not being paid.

    Category: Idiom

  20. on time, at the specified time; punctually. to be paid for within a designated period of time, as in installments.

    Category: Idiom

  21. take one's time,to act without hurry.

    Category: Idiom

  22. the time of one's life,an extremely enjoyable experience.

    Category: Idiom

  23. time after time,again and again.

    Category: Idiom

  24. time and (time) again,repeatedly; often.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of time:

bef. 900; OE tīma, c. ON tīmi; akin to tide1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. time, clip(noun)

    an instance or single occasion for some event

    "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"

  2. time(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"

  3. time(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"

  4. time(noun)

    a suitable moment

    "it is time to go"

  5. time(noun)

    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

  6. time(noun)

    a person's experience on a particular occasion

    "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"

  7. clock time, time(noun)

    a reading of a point in time as given by a clock

    "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"

  8. fourth dimension, time(noun)

    the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event

  9. meter, metre, time(noun)

    rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

  10. prison term, sentence, time(verb)

    the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

    "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"

  11. clock, time(verb)

    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"

  12. time(verb)

    assign a time for an activity or event

    "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"

  13. time(verb)

    set the speed, duration, or execution of

    "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"

  14. time(verb)

    regulate or set the time of

    "time the clock"

  15. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. time(noun)ɪm

    the entity measured in years, days, hours, minutes, seconds, etc.

    the relationship between time and space; Time seemed to pass slowly.

  2. timeɪm

    in a gradual way

    Over time the problems got better.

  3. timeɪm

    a particular moment in the day, measured on the clock

    What time is it?; What time should we meet?; It'll be time to leave soon.; Is it time for lunch yet?

  4. timeɪm

    to read the time on a clock or watch

    She's learning to tell time.

  5. timeɪm

    a length of time for doing sth

    How much time do you need to finish?; Do you have time to help me with this?; It seemed to take them a long time to get back.

  6. timeɪm

    a particular period in history or in sb's life

    I was still single at that time.; around the time of World War II; in times of economic hardship

  7. timeɪm

    at a time in the past

    At one time, we were worried he would kill himself.

  8. timeɪm

    an occasion on which sth happens or is done

    This is the first time we've eaten here.; The last few times I saw her she was fine.; You need to choose the right time to ask him.; We've had a great time at the fireworks.

  9. timeɪm

    how long sb takes to finish a race

    determined to improve his time in the 100m

  10. timeɪm

    indicates you think sth should have happened sooner

    It's about time they fixed the pool.

  11. timeɪm


    The whole time I was talking, he was looking at his cellphone.

  12. timeɪm


    She goes to their house all the time.

  13. timeɪm

    without stopping

    There is a guard on duty at all times.

  14. timeɪm

    indicates how many of sth on each occasion

    You're allowed into the room two at a time.

  15. timeɪm

    sometimes, occasionally

    At times, it felt like the rain would never end.

  16. timeɪm

    at this time, but not for ever

    We'll use this box as a table for the time being.

  17. timeɪm

    sometimes, occasionally

    From time to time, a new guest would arrive.

  18. timeɪm

    very quickly or very soon

    If we drive, we'll be there in no time.

  19. timeɪm

    early enough

    We got home in time to watch the race on TV.; He didn't get there in time for the meeting.; We got into the elevator just in time.

  20. timeɪm

    after a period of time

    In time, life without him became easier.

  21. timeɪm

    not late

    Make sure you're on time.

  22. timeɪm

    to not rush

    Take your time while you're learning.

  23. timeɪm


    Time after time, the wolves came back.

  24. time(verb)ɪm

    to use a watch, clock, etc. to see how long sth lasts

    You run and I'll time you.

  25. timeɪm

    to make sth happen at a particular time

    They timed the event to coincide with the company's 20th anniversary.


  1. time(Noun)

    The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.

  2. time(Noun)

    A quantity of availability of duration.

  3. time(Noun)

    A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.

  4. time(Noun)

    The serving of a prison sentence.

  5. time(Noun)

    How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.

  6. time(Noun)

    A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).

  7. time(Noun)

    The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.

    Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.

  8. time(Noun)

    A numerical indication of a particular moment.

  9. time(Noun)

    An instance or occurrence.

  10. time(Verb)

    To measure seconds, hours etc passed, especially using a clock of some kind.

  11. time(Verb)

    To choose how long something lasts.

  12. time(Noun)

    Ratio of comparison.

  13. time(Noun)

    An experience.

    We had a wonderful time at the party.

  14. time(Noun)

    An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.

  15. time(Noun)

    A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.

    In my time, we respected our elders.

  16. time(Interjection)

    reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause

Webster Dictionary

  1. Time(noun)

    duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof

  2. Time(noun)

    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

  3. Time(noun)

    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

  4. Time(noun)

    the duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal

  5. Time(noun)

    a proper time; a season; an opportunity

  6. Time(noun)

    hour of travail, delivery, or parturition

  7. Time(noun)

    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

  8. Time(noun)

    the present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration

  9. Time(noun)


  10. Time(noun)

    the measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time

  11. Time(verb)

    to appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly

  12. Time(verb)

    to regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement

  13. Time(verb)

    to ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen

  14. Time(verb)

    to measure, as in music or harmony

  15. Time(verb)

    to keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time

  16. Time(verb)

    to pass time; to delay


  1. Time

    Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and for decades dominated by Henry Luce, who built a highly profitable stable of magazines. A European edition is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, covering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition. Time has the world's largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, and has a readership of 25 million, 20 million of which are in the US. Richard Stengel has been the managing editor since May 2006.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. time

    1. The press-agent of genius. 2. An eternal guest that banquets on our ideals and bodies. 3. In the theater of the gods a moving-picture film that reproduces the cosmic comedy. 4. A metaphysical entity that made the Ingersoll watch a physical possibility. 5. A loafer playing at tenpins. 6. An illusion--to orators. 7. The solvent and the dissolver of all. (Time was anciently symbolized by Kronos; today it is symbolized by the mystical syllables, So-Much-Per. The word has also undergone strange etymological changes. Anciently, time was singular, but since the advent of the Unions, we have "time and a third," "double time," etc.)

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Time

    The dimension of the physical universe which, at a given place, orders the sequence of events. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. time

    "time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once." space is.. (so on and so forth)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'time' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #66

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'time' in Written Corpus Frequency: #93

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'time' in Nouns Frequency: #1

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'time' in Verbs Frequency: #938

Anagrams of time

  1. mite

  2. emit

  3. item

Translations for time

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the hour of the day

What time is it?; Can your child tell the time yet?

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