Definitions for timerˈtaɪ mər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tim•erˈtaɪ mər(n.)

  1. a person who measures or records time; timekeeper.

  2. a device for indicating or measuring elapsed time, as a stopwatch.

    Category: Horology

  3. a device for controlling machinery, appliances, or the like, in a specified way at a predetermined time.

    Category: Horology

  4. (in an internal-combustion engine) a set of points actuated by a cam, which causes the spark for igniting the charge at the instant required.

    Category: Automotive

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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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. timer(noun)ˈtaɪ mər

    a device used to measure an amount of time

    Set the timer to 25 minutes.


  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


  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

Translations for timer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything

a three-minute egg-timer.

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