What does timer mean?

Definitions for timer
ˈtaɪ mərtimer

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word timer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. timernoun

    a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end

  2. timekeeper, timernoun

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

  3. timernoun

    a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times


  1. timernoun

    Someone or something which times.

  2. timernoun

    A device used to measure amounts of time.

  3. timernoun

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


  1. Timer

    A timer is a specialized type of clock used for measuring specific time intervals. Timers can be categorized into two main types. The word "timer" is usually reserved for devices that counts down from a specified time interval, while devices that do the opposite, measuring elapsed time by counting upwards from zero, are called stopwatches. A simple example of the first type is an hourglass. Working method timers have two main groups: hardware and software timers. Most timers give an indication that the time interval that had been set has expired. Time switches, timing mechanisms that activate a switch, are sometimes also called "timers".


  1. timer

    A timer is a device or tool that measures and indicates the passage of a specific amount of time. They can be either mechanical or digital and can be set to count up or count down towards a designated time interval. Timers are used in various applications, such as cooking, exercising, managing time at events, or for timing the duration of certain operations or tasks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timernoun

    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".

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TIMER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Timer is ranked #157234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Timer surname appeared 103 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Timer.

    89.3% or 92 total occurrences were White.
    4.8% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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Anagrams for timer »

  1. remit

  2. merit

  3. miter

  4. mitre

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of timer in a Sentence

  1. Meir Kryger:

    All of these things are really interconnected in terms of their function. All of them are connected to the body clock, the body is like an orchestra where there's an orchestra leader that's sort of the main timer, but everybody else is playing it together and they're optimizing what they are doing.

  2. Todd Eberly:

    The person Hogan really has to beat is Trump, if it’s a referendum on Hogan, he wins. If it’s a referendum on Trump, he a one-timer.

  3. Roger Kay:

    This seems to be a case of Facebook's wanting to slow the momentum of a smaller rival by adopting its core functionality. But you could argue that Snapchat didn't really have much intellectual property in the first place. It was more of a design idea: create a means to send photos with a timer on them.

  4. Kirby Wright:

    Escape the safety of the small by taking the risks to become part of something bigger. Your true self demands it. Listen for the timer on the oven to sound—that's when the memory curtain parts, flashing moments that really mattered.

  5. Major League Baseball:

    At last check, the pitch timer had reduced the average time of game in MiLB by about 26 minutes.

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