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Definitions of time

  1. To adapt to the time or occasion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To regulate as to time; keep time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To record the time or rate of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To measure, as in music or harmony. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To do at the proper season; regulate as to time; measure the time of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To pass time; to delay. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To keep or beat time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To adapt to the occasion; to do at the proper time or season; to regulate as to time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a person's experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears" or"they had a good time together" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a suitable moment; "it is time to go" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a person's experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. regulate or set the time of; "time the clock" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A proper time; a season; an opportunity. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Tense. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. Point or period of any occurrence; duration; season; allotted period; the present life; repetition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. Infinite duration or its measure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A point in duration; date; occasion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. (1) Rate of movement. (2) The duration or comparative value of a tone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for time

  1. Time did I say? – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward
  2. How much time have you yet? – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
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