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Definitions of clock

  1. 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"
  2. a timepiece that shows the time of day
  3. 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.
  4. A watch, esp. one that strikes.
  5. The striking of a clock.
  6. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking.
  7. To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
  8. To call, as a hen. See Cluck.
  9. A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle ( Scarabaeus stercorarius).
  10. A machine to measure and indicate time by means of hands moving over a dial- plate; an ornament on the ankle of a stocking.
  11. Clocked.
  12. A machine for measuring time, and which marks the time by the position of its " hands" upon the dial plate, or by the striking of a hammer on a bell.
  13. A machine for measuring time.
  14. A machine for measuring and indicating time.
  15. A machine which tells the time of day, consisting of wheels moved by weights or springs, and regulated by a pendulum, but more especially the larger machines of this kind, so constructed as to tell the hours by the stroke of a hammer upon a bell; a beetle.
  16. To call, as the hen. The clock of a stocking, the figured work or embroidery about the ankle. The phrases. What's o'clock! and What o'clock is it? are contractions of What hour of the clock is it ? See Cloak and Cluck.
  17. A machine which shows the time of day and strikes the hours; clockmaker, one who makes clocks; clock- work, mechanism like a clock; o'clock, contraction for " time of, on, or by the clock".
  18. Familiar name of the common beetle.
  19. The cry of the brooding hen- see cluck.
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Antonyms for clock

arrive, come, turn up, show up, get in, get through, appear.

Quotes of clock

  1. I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning. – John Barrymore
  2. I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President's party to get him to turn back the clock – Birch Bayh
  3. The formation of glass from the melting is like starting a clock It resets the time for us to determine billions of years later. – Robert Duncan
  4. The Almighty gave us our lives, and I suppose He meant us to defend them, at least I have always acted on that, and I hope it will not be brought up against me when my clock strikes. – H. Rider Haggard
  5. I'd never choose to turn the clock back. – Geri Halliwell
  6. I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer. – Thomas Huxley
  7. We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again. – Paul Kagame
  8. A minister has to be able to read a clock At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast and get the peas out of the freezer. – Garrison Keillor
  9. The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion. – Dean Koontz
  10. When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  11. The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine. – Heinz R. Pagels
  12. Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time. – James Cash Penney
  13. You've got to clock the hours and pay your dues. Then eventually, people will come to you. You have to be patient and appreciative. – Elisabeth Rohm
  14. Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don't see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time. – Dave Winfield

Usage examples for clock

  1. It's six o'clock- there's the clock striking. – Archie's Mistake by G. E. Wyatt
  2. It isn't necessary for you to watch the clock – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  3. Hour after hour she heard the clock strike. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  4. At this moment the clock struck six. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  5. 3. A story told by the school clock – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  6. The clock had struck two. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  7. It's like a clock – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  8. And inside is all clock work. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  9. What's become of the clock – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  10. I put back the clock – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  11. A glance at the clock of a church they passed reassured her. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  12. Turning back into the room she repeated; " The clock is too soon." – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  13. He heard a clock strike the half- hour- half- past ten. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  14. Never heard a note o' that blessed clock if you'll believe me. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. The clock struck one, And there was Jim A little bit gone. – Peacock Pie, A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare
  16. The father looks at the clock – Pélléas and Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck
  17. She glanced at the clock and started up. – Viviette by William J. Locke
  18. I lay down and fell into a deep sleep from which I did not awake until nine o'clock on Monday morning. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  19. As luck would have it, the clock by which he had started was fast, and he was home in good time. – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
  20. He laughed for nearly a quarter of an hour by the clock – The Old Man's Bag by T. W. H. Crosland

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