Definition of Clock

1. Noun. A timepiece that shows the time of day.

2. 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"
Exact synonyms: Time
Generic synonyms: Measure, Quantify
Specialized synonyms: Mistime
Derivative terms: Clocking, Time, Time, Timer, Timer

Definition of Clock

1. n. A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person.

2. v. t. To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.

3. v. t. & i. To call, as a hen. See Cluck.

4. n. A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarabæus stercorarius).

Definition of Clock

1. Noun. An instrument used to measure or keep track of time; a non-portable timepiece. ¹

2. Noun. (British) The odometer of a motor vehicle. ¹

3. Noun. (electronics) An electrical signal that synchronizes timing among digital circuits of semiconductor chips or modules. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To measure the duration of. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To measure the speed of. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive slang) To hit (someone) ¹

7. Verb. (slang) To take notice of; to realise. ¹

8. Verb. (British slang) To falsify the reading of the odometer of a vehicle. ¹

9. Noun. A pattern near the heel of a sock or stocking. ¹

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Definition of Clock

1. to time with a stopwatch [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clock

clobetasol propionate
clock (current term)
clock-face timetable
clock-face timetables
clock dial
clock face
clock faces
clock generator
clock generators
clock golf
clock in
clock off
clock on

Literary usage of Clock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lancet (1842)
"She had taken tea at five o'clock, apparently in good spirits, ... Five o'clock. No abatement of the pain. I now called in my friend Dr. Canham, ..."

2. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"Class of '92, 6 o'clock in the English Room, Hotel Thorndike. ... Class of '10, 6 o'clock, Hotel Plaza. Nearly all the classes are making ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Evening Session—8 O'clock. At the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of ... A reception was given at nine o'clock in the museum by the president and ..."

4. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1843)
"A motion was made by Mr. Cave Johnson, to amend the instructions to read as follows : with instructions to report, at two o'clock to-morrow, the following ..."

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