from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
- n. A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration.
- n. The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; ; -- often in the plural
- n. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
- n. A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
- n. Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
- n. Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition.
- n. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
- n. Tense.
- n. The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.
- intransitive v. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
- intransitive v. To pass time; to delay.
- transitive v. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time.
- transitive v. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
- transitive v. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of.
- transitive v. To measure, as in music or harmony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To adjust the elements of (a motor or other machine) so that the succession of events in a cycle, or a revolution, or a process shall take place at the desired intervals, or in the desired sequence. It involves an adjustment of the mechanism so that the actuating cams or other elements shall have a necessary angular relation to each other in a revolution or in a series of revolutions.
- To adapt to the time or occasion; bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time.
- To regulate as to time.
- To ascertain the time, duration, or rate of: as, to time the speed of a horse; to time a race.
- To measure, as in music or harmony.
- To waste time; defer; procrastinate.
- To keep time; harmonize.
- In fencing, to make a thrust upon an opening occurring by an inaccurate or wide motion of the opponent.
- n. One of the four or five grand divisions of geologic history, namely, Archæean, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic time: by some a fifth division, Psychozoic time, is added. In more recent usage ‘era’ has been substituted for ‘time.’
- n. Seemarch.
- n. To gain time by extra speed, as a train or boat
- n. With qualifiers, to maintain a certain speed: as, we made good time; the motor-car made poor time up the hill.
- n. The system of those relations which any event has to any other as past, present, or future.
- n. A part of time considered as distinct from other parts; a period; a space of time: as a short time; a long time; too little time was allowed; hence, season; particular period: as, summer-time; springtime.
- n. A part of time considered as distinct from other parts, whether past, present, or future, and particularly as characterized by the occurrence of some event or series of events; especially, the period in which some notable person, or the person under consideration, lived or was active; age; epoch; as, the time of the flood, of Abraham, or of Moses: often in the plural; as, the times of the Pharaohs.
- n. Appointed, allotted, or customary period of years, months, days, hours, etc.
- n. The space of time needed or occupied in the completion of some course; the interval that elapses between the beginning and the end of something: as, the time between New York and Queenstown is now about six days; the race finished at noon: time, three hours and seven minutes.
- n. The period of gestation; also, the natural termination of that period.
- n. The period of an apprenticeship, or of some similarly definite engagement: as, the boy served his time with A. B.; to be out of one's time (that is, to cease being an apprentice, be a journeyman).
- n. A term of imprisonment: as to do time in the penitentiary.
- n. Available or disposable part or period of duration; leisure; sufficiency or convenience of time; hence, opportunity: as, to give one time to finish his remark; to have no time for such things; to ask for time.
- n. A suitable or appropriate point or part of time; fitting season: as, a time for everything; a time to weep and a time to laugh.
- n. Particular or definite point of time; precise hour or moment: as, the time of day; what is the time? choose your own time.
- n. An appointed, fixed, or inevitable point or moment of time; especially, the hour of one's departure or death.
- n. A mode of occupying time; also, what occurs in a particular time.
- n. The state of things at a particular point of time; prevailing state of circumstances: generally in the plural: as, hard times.
- n. All time to come; the future.
- n. Reckoning, or method of reckoning, the lapse or course of time: with a qualifying word: as, standard time; mean time; solar or sidereal time.
- n. Recurrent instance or occasion: as, many a time has he stood there; hence, a repeated item or sum; a single addition or involution in reckoning; repetition: as, four times four (four repetitions of four).
- n. Tune; measure.
- n. In music: Same as rhythm: as, duple time; triple time; common time.
- n. Same as duration, especially in metrical relations: as, to hold a tone its full time.
- n. Same as tempo: as, to sing a song in quick time.
- n. The general movement of a form of composition or of a particular piece, involving its rhythm, its general metrical structure, and its characteristic tempo.
- n. In prosody, relative duration of utterance as measuring metrical composition; a unit of rhythmic measurement, or a group or succession of such units, applicable to or expressed in language.
- n. In phrenology, one of the perceptive faculties.
- n. One of the three dramatic unities formerly considered essential in the classical drama.
- n. In fencing, a division of a movement. ; ;
- n. A pleasant or enjoyable period or experience: also a fine time: often used ironically.
- n. In music. See common.
- n. Well and good; just so; very well.
- n. In the course of things; by degrees; eventually.
- n. The latest aspect of affairs.
- n. For an indefinitely long period.
- n. In music, to beat, mark, or observe the rhythmic accents.
- n. To move in unison, as persons walking.
- n. To go too slow: as, a watch or clock loses time.
- n. Synonyms Term, while, interval.
- n. An obsolete spelling of thyme.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
- n. a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
- n. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
- n. a suitable moment
- v. assign a time for an activity or event
- n. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
- n. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
- n. an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
- n. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
- v. regulate or set the time of
- n. a person's experience on a particular occasion
- n. an instance or single occasion for some event
- v. set the speed, duration, or execution of
- v. adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
- v. measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
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