Definitions for Time
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Time.
an instance or single occasion for some event
"this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
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"
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"
a suitable moment
"it is time to go"
the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
a person's experience on a particular occasion
"he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"
clock time, timenoun
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"
fourth dimension, timenoun
the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
meter, metre, timenoun
rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
prison term, sentence, timeverb
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"
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"
assign a time for an activity or event
"The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
set the speed, duration, or execution of
"we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
regulate or set the time of
"time the clock"
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"
The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
A quantity of availability of duration.
A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
The serving of a prison sentence.
How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.
A numerical indication of a particular moment.
An instance or occurrence.
To measure seconds, hours etc passed, especially using a clock of some kind.
To choose how long something lasts.
Ratio of comparison.
We had a wonderful time at the party.
An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
In my time, we respected our elders.
reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: tima , Saxon; tym, Erse.
This consideration of duration, as set out by certain periods, and marked by certain measures or epochas, is that which most properly we call time. John Locke.
Time is like a fashionable host,
That slightly shakes his parting guest by th’ hand,
But with his arms out-stretch’d, as he would fly,
Grasps the incomer. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.
Come what come may,
Time and the hour runs through the roughest day. William Shakespeare.
Nor will polished amber, although it send forth a gross exhalement, be found a long time defective upon the exactest scale. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii.
Time, which consisteth of parts, can be no part of infinite duration, or of eternity; for then there would be infinite time past to day, which to morrow will be more than infinite. Time is therefore one thing, and infinite duration is another. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. b. i.
Daniel desired that he would give him time, and that he would shew him the interpretation. Dan. ii. 16.
He for the time remain’d stupidly good. John Milton.
No time is allowed for digressions. Jonathan Swift.
Pomanders, and knots of powders, you may have continually in your hand; whereas perfumes you can take but at times. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 929.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose. Ecclus. iii. 1.
They were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood. Job xxii. 16.
He found nothing but leaves on it; for the time of figs was not yet. Mar. xi. 13.
Knowing the time, that it is high time to awake out of sleep. Rom. xiii. 11.
Short were her marriage joys; for in the prime
Of youth her lord expir’d before his time. Dryden.
I hope I come in time, if not to make,
At least, to save your fortune and your honour:
Take heed you steer your vessel right. Dryden.
The time will come when we shall be forced to bring our evil ways to remembrance, and then consideration will do us little good. Edmund Calamy, Sermons.
Fight under him, there’s plunder to be had;
A captain is a very gainful trade:
And when in service your best days are spent,
In time you may command a regiment. John Dryden, Juvenal.
In time the mind reflects on its own operations about the ideas got by sensation, and thereby stores itself with a new set of ideas, ideas of reflection. John Locke.
One imagines, that the terrestrial matter which is showered down along with rain enlarges the bulk of the earth, and that it will in time bury all things under-ground. John Woodward.
I have resolved to take time, and, in spite of all misfortunes, to write you, at intervals, a long letter. Jonathan Swift.
When that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men. Num. xxvi. 10.
They shall be given into his hand until a time and times. Dan. vii. 25.
If we should impute the heat of the season unto the cooperation of any stars with the sun, it seems more favourable for our times to ascribe the same unto the constellation of leo. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv.
The way to please being to imitate nature, the poets and the painters, in ancient times, and in the best ages, have studied her. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
I was the man in th’ moon when time was. William Shakespeare.
Stanley at Bosworth field, though he came time enough to save his life, yet he staid long enough to endanger it. Francis Bacon.
If they acknowledge repentance and a more strict obedience to be one time or other necessary, they imagine it is time enough yet to set about these duties. John Rogers.
The earl lost no time, but marched day and night. Edward Hyde.
He continued his delights till all the enemies horse were passed through his quarters; nor did then pursue them in any time. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
Time is lost, which never will renew,
While we too far the pleasing path pursue,
Surveying nature. John Dryden, Virgil.
Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky. William Shakespeare.
All the prophets in their age, the times
Of great Messiah sing. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xii.
If any reply, that the times and manners of men will not bear such a practice, that is an answer from the mouth of a professed time-server. Robert South, Sermons.
Give order, that no sort of person
Have, any time, recourse unto the princes. William Shakespeare.
The worst on me must light, when time shall be. John Milton.
A time will come when my maturer muse,
In Cæsar’s wars a nobler theme shall chuse. Dryden.
These reservoirs of snow they cut, distributing them to several shops, that from time to time supply Naples. Addison.
She intended to stay till delivered; for she was within one month of her time. Edward Hyde.
The first time I saw a lady dressed in one of these petticoats, I blamed her for walking abroad when she was so near her time; but soon I found all the modish part of the sex as far gone as herself. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 127.
Four times he cross’d the car of night. John Milton.
Every single particle would have a sphere of void space around it many hundred thousand million million times bigger than the dimensions of that particle. Richard Bentley.
Lord Oxford I have now the third time mentioned in this letter expects you. Jonathan Swift.
Musick do I hear!
Ha, ha! keep time. How sour sweet musick is
When time is broke and no proportion kept. William Shakespeare.
You by the help of tune and time
Can make that song which was but rime. Edmund Waller.
On their exalted wings
To the cœlestial orbs they climb,
And with th’ harmonious spheres keep time. John Denham.
Heroes who o’ercome, or die,
Have their hearts hung extremely high;
The strings of which in battle’s heat
Against their very corslets beat;
Keep time with their own trumpet’s measure,
And yield them most excessive pleasure. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: from the noun.
There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
The timing of things is a main point in the dispatch of all affairs. Roger L'Estrange.
This ’tis to have a virtue out of season.
Mercy is good, but kings mistake its timing. Dryden.
A man’s conviction should be strong, and so well timed, that worldly advantages may seem to have no share in it. Add.
To the same purpose old Epopeus spoke,
Who overlook’d the oars, and tim’d the stroke. Addison.
He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
Was tim’d with dying cries. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Time (stylized in all caps) is an American news magazine and news website published and based in New York City. For nearly a century, it was published weekly, but starting in March 2020 it transitioned to every other week. It was first published in New York City on March 3, 1923, and for many years it was run by its influential co-founder, Henry Luce. A European edition (Time Europe, formerly known as Time Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition (Time Asia) is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. Since 2018, Time has been published by Time USA, LLC, owned by Marc Benioff, who acquired it from Meredith Corporation.
Time is a measured or measurable period during which events, actions, or processes take place. It is a fundamental concept used to quantify and sequence various occurrences, enabling the comparison, synchronization, and organization of activities. Time can be perceived as a continuous flow, divided into specific units such as seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years. It serves as a framework for understanding the chronological order and duration of events, and it plays a crucial role in various scientific, cultural, and practical contexts.
duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof
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
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
the duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal
a proper time; a season; an opportunity
hour of travail, delivery, or parturition
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
the present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration
the measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time
to appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly
to regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement
to ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen
to measure, as in music or harmony
to keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time
to pass time; to delay
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tīm, n. a point at which, or period during which, things happen: a season or proper time: an opportunity: absolute duration: an interval: past time: the duration of one's life: allotted period: repetition of anything or mention with reference to repetition: musical measure, or rate of movement: a measured interval in verse: (gram.) the relation of a verb with regard to tense: the umpire's call in prize-fights, &c.: hour of travail: the state of things at any period, usually in pl.: the history of the world, as opposed to eternity: addition of a thing to itself.—v.t. to do at the proper season: to regulate as to time: (mus.) to measure.—v.i. to keep or beat time.—ns. Time′-ball, a ball arranged to drop from the summit of a pole at a particular time; Time′-bargain, a contract to buy or sell merchandise or stock at a certain time in the future.—adjs. Time′-beguil′ing, making the time pass quickly; Time′-bett′ering, improving the state of things as time goes on; Time′-bewast′ed (Shak.), wasted or worn by time.—ns. Time′-bill, a time-table; Time′-book, a book for keeping an account of the time men have worked; Time′-card, a card bearing a time-table: a card with blank spaces for workmen's hours, &c., being filled in; Time′-fuse, a fuse calculated to burn a definite length of time; Time′-gun, a gun which is fired by means of a mechanical contrivance and a current of electricity at a particular time.—adj. Time′-hon′oured, honoured for a long time: venerable on account of antiquity.—ns. Time′ist, Tim′ist, a musical performer in relation to his sense for time; Time′-keep′er, a clock, watch, or other instrument for keeping or marking time: one who keeps the time of workmen.—adj. Time′less, done at an improper time, unseasonable: (Shak.) done before the proper time.—adv. Time′lessly, before the proper time: unseasonably.—n. Time′liness.—adj. Time′ly, in good time: sufficiently early: (obs.) keeping time.—adv. early, soon.—adjs. Time′ly-part′ed (Shak.), having died in time—i.e. at a natural time; Time′ous, in Scot. legal phraseology, in good time: seasonable.—adv. Time′ously, in good time.—ns. Time′piece, a piece of machinery for keeping time, esp. a clock for a mantel-piece; Time′-pleas′er (Shak.), one who complies with prevailing opinions, whatever they be; Time′-serv′er, one who serves or meanly suits his opinions to the times.—adj. Time′-serving, complying with the spirit of the times or with present power.—n. mean compliance with the spirit of the times or with present power.—ns. Time′-tā′ble, a table or list showing the times of certain things, as trains, steamers, &c.; Time′-thrust, a thrust made in fencing at the moment the opponent draws breath for his thrust; Time′-work, labour paid for by the hour or the day—opp. to Piece-work.—adjs. Time′-worn, worn or decayed by time; Tim′ous (Bacon), timely.—Time out of mind, from time immemorial.—Apparent time, true solar time as shown by a carefully adjusted sun-dial; Astronomical time, the time past mean noon of that day, and reckoned on to twenty-four hours in mean time; At times, at distinct intervals: occasionally; Be master of one's time, to be free to do what one likes; Civil time, common time, or mean time, in which the day begins at midnight, and is divided into equal portions of twelve hours each; Fill time, to book vacant dates; In time, Time enough, in good season, sufficiently early; Keep time, to indicate the time correctly: to make any regular rhythmical movements at the same time with others; Lose time, to let time pass without making use of it: to run slow—of a watch, &c.; Make time, to recover lost time: to perform in a certain time; Mean time, the mean or average of apparent time, as shown by a good clock; Sidereal time, the portion of a sidereal day which has elapsed since the transit of the first point of Aries; Solar time, time as shown by the sun or sun-dial; The time being, the present time. [A.S. tíma; cf. Ice. tími; and Tide.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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
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)
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The measure of duration by which soldiers regulate the cadence of the march. Common time, the ordinary time of marching, in which 90 steps, each 28 inches in length, are taken in one minute. See Double-quick, and Quick Time.
That necessary interval between each motion in the manual exercise, as well as in every movement the army or any body of men may make. In fencing there are three kinds of time: that of the sword, that of the foot, and that of the whole body.
A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future.
A known unit or quantity of existence.
Time is a structure to give us routine and goals.
Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020
Learn from yesterday Live for today Hope for tomorrow.
The enforcing law of light. 1.) Atomic number 22 transition series created by the 7 day theory major scale adopted days to avoid being used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition in a circuit of light (24-7), (365). 2.) The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. 3.) The I am who I am matter of I am what I am.
We are the light of the world in our own time.
Etymology: Grid manifestation:=00:00:00:00:00:00:01
Submitted by Tony_Elyon on October 9, 2023
Time is the inevitable continuity of every single thing surrounding every event, place past, present and future.
Submitted by GordonprehapsRamsay on November 11, 2020
Yesterday is history Tomorrow is a mystery Today is the present.
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(or Saturn). The husband of Virtue and father of Truth.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Time is ranked #135593 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Time surname appeared 124 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Time.
57.2% or 71 total occurrences were Black.
17.7% or 22 total occurrences were White.
15.3% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
7.2% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Time' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #66
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Time' in Written Corpus Frequency: #93
Rank popularity for the word 'Time' in Nouns Frequency: #1
Rank popularity for the word 'Time' in Verbs Frequency: #938
The numerical value of Time in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Time in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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It leaves us with one less caregiver to be on assignment, and that leaves us short-staffed. Public health experts say testing delays present a major hurdle to reducing infections and tracking those who have been in close contact with a person who is positive for the virus. Thats why researchers are working to develop rapid tests that can be cheaply produced, self-administered and provide immediate, reliable results. For now, most tests to diagnose COVID-19 require laboratory processing, which means a built-in delay. Guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that states, as they lift final virus restrictions, have a turnaround time of less than two days. But its unclear whether states have access to detailed data showing whether they are meeting the CDC standard, including how long it takes to process tests at independent labs. Labs track their own turnaround times, but the CDC said data such as how long it takes for a test to get to a lab and for a provider to receive the result and notify the patient are not tracked. That makes it difficult to determine a meaningful average of what patients are experiencing in each state. In the absence of publicly available federal data, the AP earlier this month surveyed nine states that were experiencing a 14-day uptick in new positive cases, plus New York, which has had the most COVID-19 cases. The state lab in New York was taking up to three days to report results to patients. California officials said the statewide turnaround time was 48 to 72 hours, depending on the lab. In Utah, anecdotal information suggested that results took 24 to 72 hours. Most of the 10 states surveyed said they did not have data on turnaround times for commercial labs in their state, creating another information gap. Health experts said this was not unusual, that state health departments have not typically been responsible for tracking individual laboratory turnaround times. Its a good question of who should be responsible for tracking this information and providing it back to the public, said Kelly Wroblewski, director of infectious diseases with the Association of Public Health Laboratories. There are other factors that can cause delays, from the time of day the test is taken to whether a lab shuts down for the evening. Staffing issues and shortages of testing supplies also can slow the process. Even people visiting the same testing location can have widely different experiences. Earlier this month, Jeff Barnes, a music therapist in metro Atlanta, went to the same drive-thru testing location a week after his wife and two daughters. They were still waiting when he received his results the next day. Theirs wouldnt come for seven days. Barnes said he was concerned what a similar delay would mean if schools reopen in the fall. They are going to have to make it more efficient, Barnes said. If I knew (my daughter) was in a classroom with 20 kids and 10 of them had results pending, I dont know that I would send her. Until rapid tests are widely available, health experts say it will continue to take a day or two to get results under the best circumstances. That creates more opportunities for people who might be infected but feel fine to pass the virus along to others. In late April and May, the state lab in Alabama had trouble acquiring reagents, the chemical substances used to process tests. That led to intermittent delays in reporting results, up to five days from when the lab received the specimen, according to Dr. Karen Landers, assistant state health officer with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Those problems have since been resolved, and the lab now has a turnaround time between 24 and 72 hours from the time it receives samples. One of the largest commercial laboratories, Quest Diagnostics, recently reported its average turnaround time as one day for priority patients and two to three days for all other populations. The company said it expects increased demand to result in longer waits of more than thee days. Other countries face similar challenges. Wait times in China vary by city, from as little as one day in Shanghai to four days in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged. In Japan, tests usually yield results within two days. Mandatory tests, such as those at airports, often come out sooner, according to the health ministry. Results in India initially took around 24 hours. But as infections and testing increased, so did delays. Now results often take two to three days or as long as a week, depending on location. The nearly two-week wait in South Africa makes effective treatment nearly impossible.
Time is just something that we assign. You know, past, present, it's just all arbitrary. Most Native Americans, they don't think of time as linear in time, out of time, I never have enough time, circular time, the Stevens wheel. All moments are happening all the time.
There is a time to be timid. There is a time to be conciliatory. There is a time, even, to fly and there is a time to fight. And I'm going to fight like hell. (On Congressional moves toward impeachment)
But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
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