\tˈa͡ɪmi͡əsli], \tˈaɪmiəsli], \t_ˈaɪ_m_iə_s_l_i]\
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In proper time: absolute time, time reckoned for all places by some common epoch, and irrespective of local standards or epochs: apparent time, the time of clay reckoned by the sun: astronomical time, mean solar time: at times, at distinct intervals: civil time, time as reckoned for the purposes of common life into years, months, &c.; common time, in mil., the ordinary time taken in marching, being at the rate of about ninety steps per minute; in music, four crotchets in a bar, or time equal to four crotchets: in time, in good season; sufficiently early: mean time, a mean or average of apparent time: quick time, in mil., rapid marching, in which the steps are about one hundred and ten in a minute: sidereal time, that time which is shown by the apparent diurnal revolutions of the stars: solar time, time as measured by the sun, or as shown on the sun-dial: true time, mean time, as kept by a uniformly-going clock: time-ball, a ball dropt down a staff placed on an elevated position at an observatory by means of an electrical apparatus, to publish accurately a preconcerted time -1 P.M. Greenwich time being that in general use in Britain: time-bargain, a contract for the sale or purchase of merchandise, or of stock in the public funds, at a certain future time: time-bill, same as time tables, which see: time-book, in workshops and factories, and suchlike, a book in which a record is kept of the time the work-people have been at work each day: time enough, sufficiently early: time-honoured, a. honoured for a long time; venerable and worthy of honour: time immemorial, or time out of memory, time beyond memory, or to which memory does not extend: time-keeper, a clock or watch; a person appointed to record the time each person has worked per day in a workshop or factory: time of memory, in Eng. law, a time said to commence from the beginning of the reign of Richard I. : time out of memory-see time immemorial.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.