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  1. an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a suitable moment; "it is time to go" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. regulate or set the time of; "time the clock" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A proper time; a season; an opportunity. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Tense. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To measure, as in music or harmony. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To pass time; to delay. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. To adapt to the occasion; do at a particular season; to regulate or measure, as the speed of a machine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. To keep or beat time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. To adapt to the time or occasion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To regulate as to time; keep time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To record the time or rate of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Infinite duration or its measure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A definite period of duration; season; era; opportunity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A point in duration; date; occasion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. (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.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. 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.
  50. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  51. 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. dictgcide_fs
  52. t[=i]m, n. 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, or rate of movement: a measured interval in verse: (gram.) the relation of a verb with regard to tense: the umpire's call in prize-fights, &c.: 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.--v.t. to do at the proper season: to regulate as to time: (mus.) to measure.--v.i. to keep or beat time.--ns. TIME'-BALL, a ball arranged to drop from the summit of a pole at a particular time; TIME'-BARGAIN, a contract to buy or sell merchandise or stock at a certain time in the future.--adjs. TIME'-BEGUIL'ING, making the time pass quickly; TIME'-BETT'ERING, improving the state of things as time goes on; TIME'-BEWAST'ED (Shak.), wasted or worn by time.--ns. TIME'-BILL, a time-table; TIME'-BOOK, a book for keeping an account of the time men have worked; TIME'-CARD, a card bearing a time-table: a card with blank spaces for workmen's hours, &c., being filled in; TIME'-FUSE, a fuse calculated to burn a definite length of time; TIME'-GUN, a gun which is fired by means of a mechanical contrivance and a current of electricity at a particular time.--adj. TIME'-HON'OURED, honoured for a long time: venerable on account of antiquity.--ns. TIME'IST, TIM'IST, a musical performer in relation to his sense for time; TIME'-KEEP'ER, a clock, watch, or other instrument for keeping or marking time: one who keeps the time of workmen.--adj. TIME'LESS, done at an improper time, unseasonable: (Shak.) done before the proper time.--adv. TIME'LESSLY, before the proper time: unseasonably.--n. TIME'LINESS.--adj. TIME'LY, in good time: sufficiently early: (obs.) keeping time.--adv. early, soon.--adjs. TIME'LY-PART'ED (Shak.), having died in time--i.e. at a natural time; TIME'OUS, in Scot. legal phraseology, in good time: seasonable.--adv. TIME'OUSLY, in good time.--ns. TIME'PIECE, a piece of machinery for keeping time, esp. a clock for a mantel-piece; TIME'-PLEAS'ER (Shak.), one who complies with prevailing opinions, whatever they be; TIME'-SERV'ER, one who serves or meanly suits his opinions to the times.--adj. TIME'-SERVING, complying with the spirit of the times or with present power.--n. mean compliance with the spirit of the times or with present power.--ns. TIME'-T[=A]'BLE, a table or list showing the times of certain things, as trains, steamers, &c.; TIME'-THRUST, a thrust made in fencing at the moment the opponent draws breath for his thrust; TIME'-WORK, labour paid for by the hour or the day--opp. to Piece-work.--adjs. TIME'-WORN, worn or decayed by time; TIM'OUS (Bacon), timely.--TIME OUT OF MIND, from time immemorial.--APPARENT TIME, true solar time as shown by a carefully adjusted sun-dial; ASTRONOMICAL TIME, the time past mean noon of that day, and reckoned on to twenty-four hours in mean time; AT TIMES, at distinct intervals: occasionally; BE MASTER OF ONE'S TIME, to be free to do what one likes; CIVIL TIME, common time, or mean time, in which the day begins at midnight, and is divided into equal portions of twelve hours each; FILL TIME, to book vacant dates; IN TIME, TIME ENOUGH, in good season, sufficiently early; KEEP TIME, to indicate the time correctly: to make any regular rhythmical movements at the same time with others; LOSE TIME, to let time pass without making use of it: to run slow--of a watch, &c.; MAKE TIME, to recover lost time: to perform in a certain time; MEAN TIME, the mean or average of apparent time, as shown by a good clock; SIDEREAL TIME, the portion of a sidereal day which has elapsed since the transit of the first point of Aries; SOLAR TIME, time as shown by the sun or sun-dial; THE TIME BEING, the present time. [A.S. tíma; cf. Ice. tími; and Tide.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. Duration, continued existence; progress of this viewed as affecting persons or things, as t. will show who is right, has stood the test of t., (personified) assaults of (old, Father) t.; more or less definite portion of this associated with particular events or circumstances, historical or other period, as the tt. of the Stuarts, the t. of the Black Death, pre-historic tt., those godless tt., the good old tt., things have changed since those tt., the scientists of the t.; allotted or available portion of t., the t. at one\'s disposal, as it will last our t. (lives), have no t. for such frivolities, had no t. to discuss it, spend, lose, waste, t., will take you all your t. (colloq. = tax your powers), give me t. & I will pay, (colloq.) got there t. (soon) enough to see him, gaint., procure it esp. by temporizing measures; moment or definite portion of t. destined or suitable for a purpose &c., as there is a t. for everything, will fix a t. for seeing him, now is the t. to press your point, now is your t. (opportunity), I must bide my t., it is (HIGH) t. to go, t. for lunch, lunch-t., it is t. I was going (for me to go), in the NICK of t., t. (for boxing-round &c.) is up, (umpire\'s call) t.!, is serving his t. (as apprentice &c.), is doing t. (in prison), is far on in her t. (of gestation), is near her t. (of childbirth), my t. (death) is drawing near; (often pl.) conditions of life, prevailing circumstances, of a period, as hard, bad, good, tt. (esp. hard &c. to get a living in), had a good t., enjoyed myself, those were (fine) tt.!, what a t. (trouble) you will have getting him home!; occasion, as the first t. I saw him, wait till next t., did it seven tt. running, have told you a dozen tt., tt. out of number, t. & again, many a t., t. after t., for the last t. of asking, three, four, &c. tt. (but twice, not two tt.) 9 is 27 &c., is three tt. the size of mine, ten tt. easier or as easy; past, present, future, t., the portions into which all t. may at any moment be accurately or loosely divided (esp., Gram., with reference to tenses); (amount of) t. as reckoned by conventional standards, as the t. allowed was four years, months, minutes, did a mile in record t., astronomical (mean solar) t., apparent (SOLAR) t., SIDEREAL t., esp. stated in hours& minutes of the day, as the t. fixed was 4.30, what is the t.?, is that the correct (GREENWICH) t.?; (Mus.) (a) duration of a note as indicated by semibreve, minim, &c., (b) style of movement depending on number& accentuation of beats in a bar, as binary, ternary, t. (with two, three, beats in bar), COMMON t., (c) rate of execution, tempo; against t., with utmost speed, as working, riding, against t.; ahead of, (born) before, one\'s t. or tt., having notions too enlightened to be appreciated or put into practice; at the same t., simultaneously, not withstanding, all the same; at tt., now& then; beat t., indicate, follow, t. of music with stick, hand, &c.; civil t. (expressed by CIVIL year &c.); CLOSE t.; from t. to t., occasionally; in t., not late, early enough (to do, for thing), eventually, sooner or later, in accordance with, following, the t. of music &c.; keep t., walk, dance, sing, &c., in t., (of clock &c.) keep good, bad, t., record t. (in)-accurately; mean t. (regulated by average); out of t., unseasonable, -bly, (of singing &c.) not in t.; t. immemorial or out of mind, (for, from) a longer time than any one can remember or trace; the t. of day, hour by clock, (colloq.) pass the t. of day, exchange greeting &c. (with person), (slang) so that\'s the t. of day (the state of affairs, your little game, &c.) !; what t. (poet.), while, when; t.-ball (dropped from top of staff at observatory to indicate fixed moment of mean time, usu. 1 P.M.); t.-bargain, contract for sale of stock &c. at future t. (often a form of gambling); t.-book, -card, -sheet, (for recording workmen\'s hours of work); t.-fuse (calculated to burn for given t.); t.-honoured, venerable by antiquity; timekeeper, one who records t. esp. of workmen, watch &c. is good, bad, t.-k. (keeps good, bad, t.); timepiece, watch, clock; t.-server, one who, esp. for selfish ends, adapts himself to opinions of the tt. or of persons in power, so t.-serving a. & n.; t.-table, scheme of school work &c., table showing tt. of trains; t.-work (paid for by time, not PIECE-w.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. Choose right time for, do at right time, as must t. your blows, remark was not well timed; ascertain the time taken by (race, runner, &c.), whence timer (1, 2), timing, nn.; keep time, harmonize, with. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. all the t., during the whole of the t. referred to (they were laughing a. t. t.), (United States) at all times (is a business man a. t. t.); one, two, &c. at a t., each, each two &c., separately; at this &c. t. of day (fig.), at this late stage in the world\'s history, of the negotiations, &c.; in no t., rapidly, in the twinkling of an eye; the Tt., the newspaper so named, esp. (shall write to the Tt.) as used by correspondents for ventilating grievances &c.; the t. of one\'s life (slang), a period of exceptional enjoyment or pleasant or unpleasant excitement (have the t. of one\'s, give one the t. of his, life). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. Extent of duration. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  57. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Irish, Gaelic, French, Latin] A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future;- a proper season ; an opportunity;- absolute or unmeasured duration ;-the duration of one's life ; hours and days one has at his disposal ;-the period at which any definite event occurred or person lived ; age ; period ;-allotted period; life-time;-the present state of things; earthly existence ;-period of completed pregnancy ; hour of travail in child-birth;- repetition ; doubling; addition of a number to itself ;-repeated act or performance ; mention or statement of a thing done repeatedly;-in music, relative duration of sound or the measure of that duration ; note ; tone :-also, quickness or slowness of a movement or musical composition;-in grammar, a tense marking the period of action, presents past, or future ; -pl. state of things at a particular period. Cabinet Dictionary

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