Definitions of time

  1. an instance or single occasion for some event; " this time he succeeded"; " he called four times"; " he could do ten at a clip"
  2. 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"
  3. the time as given by a clock; " do you know what time it is?"; " the time is 10 o'clock"
  4. the fourth coordinate that is required ( along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
  5. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
  6. 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"
  7. set the speed, duration, or execution of; " we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
  8. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  9. a person's experience on a particular occasion; " he had a time holding back the tears" or" they had a good time together"
  10. 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"
  11. a suitable moment; " it is time to go"
  12. 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"
  13. a person's experience on a particular occasion; " he had a time holding back the tears"; " they had a good time together"
  14. 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"
  15. regulate or set the time of; " time the clock"
  16. assign a time for an activity or event; " The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
  17. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
  18. 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.
  19. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
  20. A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
  21. Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
  22. 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.
  23. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
  24. Tense.
  25. The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
  26. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
  27. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
  28. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
  29. To measure, as in music or harmony.
  30. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
  31. To pass time; to delay.
  32. 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.
  33. Measure of duration, whether past, present, or future; a certain period of duration; as, a long time; length of a person's life; a flxed hour for some event: period in which anything occurred or a person lived; present life or existence; season; age; date; era; proper date; system of measurement by hours, days, weeks, etc.; system by which music is divided into measures; repetition.
  34. To adapt to the occasion; do at a particular season; to regulate or measure, as the speed of a machine.
  35. To keep or beat time.
  36. A point at which or period during which things happen: a season or proper time: an opportunity: absolute duration: an interval: past time: the duration of one's life: allotted period: repetition of anything or mention with reference to repetition: musical measure: hour of travail: the state of things at any period, usually in pl.: the history of the world, as opposed to eternity: addition of a thing to itself.
  37. Point or period of any occurrence; duration; season; allotted period; the present life; repetition.
  38. To do at the proper season; regulate as to time; measure the time of.
  39. To adapt to the time or occasion.
  40. To regulate as to time; keep time.
  41. To record the time or rate of.
  42. Infinite duration or its measure.
  43. A definite period of duration; season; era; opportunity.
  44. A point in duration; date; occasion.
  45. ( 1) Rate of movement. ( 2) The duration or comparative value of a tone.
  46. The measure of duration; a part of duration, whether past, present, or future; moment; period; a proper time; a season; duration; measured portion of duration; life; age; distinct part of duration; repetition; the measure of sounds in regard to their continuance or duration; the state of things at a particular period; the present life; a tense.
  47. To adapt to the time or occasion; to do at the proper season; to regulate as to time; to measure, as regards the time. In time, in good season; sufficiently early. At times, at distinct intervals. Time enough, early enough. To lose time, to delay. Apparent time, true solar time. Mean time, an average of apparent time. Sidereal time, that which is shown by the apparent diurnal revolutions of the stars.
  48. A particular portion of duration, past, present, or future; any space or measure of duration, as an hour, a day, a month; period; interval; life or duration; repeated performance; season; completion of the time, as of pregnancy; state of things at a particular period, as good times; in gram., tense; in music, measure of duration of sounds indicated by certain marks; the number of notes, & c., in a bar, indicated by certain figures at the beginning of a piece; the absolute velocity with which music is palyed, as quaick time, slow time- the rate or quality of the time being always indicated by Italian words; the present state of things; repectition or addition of one more.
  49. To adapt to the occasion; to do at the proper time or season; to regulate as to time.

Usage examples for time

  1. " Not all the time – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. What time shall I come to you? – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  3. Well, we did have a good time didn't we? – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  4. Why he did that he was not sure at the time – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  5. There's no time now. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  6. Oh where have I been all this time – The Maids Tragedy by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  7. How much time have you yet? – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  8. 358. You say you did not ask for money at that time did you not want it? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. And the time was? – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  10. This is not the time – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  11. But it was no time for thought. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  12. He was sure this time – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. He had no time to think of her now. – The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer by Thornton W. Burgess
  14. " No, Chumbley," he said, " not this time – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  15. Give me time to get well. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  16. They never did in my time – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  17. Trumbull saw Horace Greeley at this time – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  18. Then I'll have time for you. – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  19. It was time for him to go. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  20. Time did I say? – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward