Definition of Time

1. Noun. An instance or single occasion for some event. "He could do ten at a clip"

Exact synonyms: Clip
Generic synonyms: Case, Example, Instance

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: Clock
Generic synonyms: Measure, Quantify
Specialized synonyms: Mistime
Derivative terms: Clock, Clocking, Timer, Timer

3. Noun. A period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something. "It took more than half my time"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

4. Verb. Assign a time for an activity or event. "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
Generic synonyms: Schedule
Derivative terms: Timing

5. Noun. An indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities). "He was a great actor in his time"

6. Verb. Set the speed, duration, or execution of. "We time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
Generic synonyms: Determine, Influence, Mold, Regulate, Shape
Derivative terms: Timer

7. Noun. A suitable moment. "It is time to go"
Generic synonyms: Instant, Minute, Moment, Second
Specialized synonyms: High Time, Occasion
Derivative terms: Timely

8. Verb. Regulate or set the time of. "Time the clock"
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Derivative terms: Timer

9. Noun. The continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past.

10. Verb. 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"
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set

11. Noun. A person's experience on a particular occasion. "They had a good time together"
Generic synonyms: Experience

12. Noun. A reading of a point in time as given by a clock. "The time is 10 o'clock"
Exact synonyms: Clock Time
Generic synonyms: Indication, Meter Reading, Reading
Specialized synonyms: Sclk, Spacecraft Clock Time, Prime Time, Hour, Time Of Day
Attributes: Antemeridian, Postmeridian

13. Noun. The fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event.
Exact synonyms: Fourth Dimension
Generic synonyms: Dimension

14. Noun. Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration.
Exact synonyms: Meter, Metre
Generic synonyms: Rhythmicity
Derivative terms: Metric

15. Noun. The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned. "He is doing time in the county jail"
Exact synonyms: Prison Term, Sentence
Generic synonyms: Term
Specialized synonyms: Hard Time, Life, Life Sentence
Derivative terms: Sentence

Definition of Time

1. n. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.

2. v. t. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.

3. v. i. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.

Definition of Time

1. Interjection. (tennis) reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause ¹

2. Noun. The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past. ¹

3. Noun. A quantity of availability of duration. ¹

4. Noun. A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression. ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable slang) The serving of a prison sentence. ¹

6. Noun. How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device. ¹

7. Noun. A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive). ¹

8. Noun. The measurement under some system of region of day or moment. ¹

9. Noun. A numerical indication of a particular moment. ¹

10. Noun. An instance or occurrence. ¹

11. Noun. Ratio of comparison. ¹

12. Noun. An experience. ¹

13. Noun. An era; (with ''the'', sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs. ¹

14. Noun. (uncountable with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day. ¹

15. Verb. To measure seconds, hours etc passed, especially using a clock of some kind. ¹

16. Verb. To choose how long something lasts. ¹

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Definition of Time

1. to determine the speed or duration of [v TIMED, TIMING, TIMES]

Medical Definition of Time

1. 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof. "The time wasteth [i. E. Passes away] night and day." (Chaucer) "I know of no ideas . . . That have a better claim to be accounted simple and original than those of space and time." (Reid) 2. 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. "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets." (Heb. I. 1) 3. 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. 4. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal. "Believe me, your time is not your own; it belongs to God, to religion, to mankind." (Buckminster) 5. A proper time; a season; an opportunity. "There is . . . A time to every purpose." (Eccl. Iii. 1) "The time of figs was not yet." (Mark xi. 13) 6. Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition. "She was within one month of her time." (Clarendon) 7. 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. "Summers three times eight save one." (Milton) 8. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration. "Till time and sin together cease." (Keble) 9. Tense. 10. The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time. "Some few lines set unto a solemn time." (Beau. & Fl) Time is often used in the formation of compounds, mostly self-explaining; as, time-battered, time-beguiling, time-consecrated, time-consuming, time-enduring, time-killing, time-sanctioned, time-scorner, time-wasting, time-worn, etc. Absolute time, time irrespective of local standards or epochs; as, all spectators see a lunar eclipse at the same instant of absolute time. Apparent time, the time of day reckoned by the sun, or so that 12 o'clock at the place is the instant of the transit of the sun's center over the meridian. Astronomical time, mean solar time reckoned by counting the hours continuously up to twenty-four from one noon to the next. At times, at distinct intervals of duration; now and then; as, at times he reads, at other times he rides. Civil time, time as reckoned for the purposes of common life in distinct periods, as years, months, days, hours, etc, the latter, among most modern nations, being divided into two series of twelve each, and reckoned, the first series from midnight to noon, the second, from noon to midnight. Common time Apparent time as reckoned from the transit of the sun's center over the meridian. 1. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly. "There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things." (Bacon) 2. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement. "Who overlooked the oars, and timed the stroke." (Addison) "He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was timed with dying cries." (Shak) 3. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen. 4. To measure, as in music or harmony. Origin: OE. Time, AS. Tima, akin to tid time, and to Icel. Timi, Dan. Time an hour, Sw. Timme. 58. See Tide. (01 May 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Time

time (current term)
time's arrow
time's up
time-and-motion study
time-compensated gain
time-delay measuring instrument

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