Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Time
  1. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  2. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
  3. a person''s experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"
  4. an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
  5. 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 is his time"
  6. the time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o''clock"
  7. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
  8. 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"
  9. a suitable moment; "it is time to go"
  10. 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"
  11. adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time; "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
  12. regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"
  13. 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"
  14. assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
  15. set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
Similar Words: meter, metre, clip, clock time, fourth dimension, prison term, sentence, clock


Hyponyms: geological time, geologic time, biological time, cosmic time, civil time, standard time, local time, daylight-saving time, daylight-savings time, daylight saving, daylight savings, present, nowadays, past, past times, yesteryear, yore, future, hereafter, futurity, time to come, musical time, continuum, Greenwich Mean Time, Greenwich Time, GMT, universal time, UT, UT1, duration, continuance, eternity, infinity, day, dead, hard times, incarnation, wee, while, piece, spell, patch, moment, minute, second, bit, ephemera, space age, spacecraft clock time, SCLK, prime time, hour, time of day, hard time, life sentence, life, high time, occasion, mistime


Attributes: antemeridian, postmeridian


Derivational Morphology: clock, sentence, condemn, doom, clock time, timer, timekeeper, clocking, timing


Anagrams: mite, item, emit


Language Translations:
Armenian: ժամանակ   Breton: eur and gwech  
Bulgarian: час   Catalan: temps and vegada  
Croatian: put and vrijeme   Danish: klokken and tid and tidspunkt  
Dutch: keer   Esperanto: fojo and horo and tempo  
Estonian: aeg   Finnish: aika and kerta  
French: fois and heure and temps   Frisian: tiid  
German: Mal and Uhrzeit and Zeit   Greek: χρόνος and ώρα  
Hebrew: זמן and שעה   Hungarian: idő  
Icelandic: tími   Irish: am  
Italian: ora and tempo   Japanese: and 時間  
Korean: and 시간   Kurdish: وه‌خت  
Latin: hora and tempus   Latvian: laiks and reize  
Malayalam: സമയം   Maltese: darba and ftit ieħor and ħin  
Norwegian: gang and tid   Polish: czas and raz  
Portuguese: hora and tempo and vez   Russian: время and раз  
Serbian: vreme   Slovene: ura and čas  
Spanish: hora and tiempo and vez   Swedish: tid  
Telugu: సమయం   Turkish: saat and vakt and zaman  
Ukrainian: час  
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