Definitions for timerˈtaɪ mər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timer(noun)

    a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end

  2. timekeeper, timer(noun)

    (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed

  3. timer(noun)

    a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times

Wiktionary

  1. timer(Noun)

    Someone or something which times.

  2. timer(Noun)

    A device used to measure amounts of time.

  3. timer(Noun)

    Any electronic function that causes a device to be able to do something automatically after a preset amount of time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timer(noun)

    a timekeeper; especially, a watch by which small intervals of time can be measured; a kind of stop watch. It is used for timing the speed of horses, machinery, etc

Freebase

  1. Timer

    A timer is a specialized type of clock for measuring time intervals. A timer which counts upwards from zero for measuring elapsed time is often called a stopwatch, a device which counts down from a specified time interval is more usually called a timer. A simple example is an hourglass. Some timers sound an audible indication that the time interval has expired. Time switches, timing mechanisms which activate a switch, are sometimes called "timers". Timers and time switches may be free-standing or incorporated into appliances and machines. Their operating mechanism may be mechanical, electromechanical, or purely electronic. Timing functionality can be provided by software, typically in a computer; the program is often called a "timer".

Anagrams of timer »

  1. remit

  2. mitre

  3. merit

  4. miter


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