American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument other than a watch for measuring or indicating time, especially a mechanical or electronic device having a numbered dial and moving hands or a digital display.
- n. A time clock.
- n. A source of regularly occurring pulses used to measure the passage of time, as in a computer.
- n. Any of various devices that indicate measurement, such as a speedometer or a taximeter.
- n. A biological clock.
- n. Botany The downy flower head of a dandelion that has gone to seed.
- v. To time, as with a stopwatch: clock a runner.
- v. To register or record with a mechanical device: clocked the winds at 60 miles per hour.
- v. To record working hours with a time clock: clocks in at 8 A.M. and out at 4 P.M.
- idiom. around Throughout the entire 24 hours of the day; continuously.
- idiom. clean (someone's) clock Slang To beat or defeat decisively: "Immense linemen declared their intentions to clean the clocks of opposing players” ( Russell Baker).
- idiom. kill Sports To preserve a lead by maintaining possession of the ball or puck until playing time expires.
- n. An embroidered or woven decoration on the side of a stocking or sock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cluck, as a hen.
- To call by clucking.
- n. A machine designed to measure and indicate time by the motion of its parts. Clock was the generic name for all such machines; but instruments of this kind designed to be carried on the person are now called
watches, and those of special accuracy, used at sea, chronometers. A clock usually consists of a frame or case containing a train of wheels moved by weights or springs and regulated by a pendulum or balance-wheel, carrying hands or pointers round the face or dial-plate for marking the hours and minutes. The dial-plate may have minor dials, as for marking seconds, or be divided into several dials, as for showing the time at different places. Clocks are also most commonly made to give notice of the hour, and sometimes of lesser divisions of time, by the stroke of a hammer on a bell or other sonorous object. See horology.
- n. A stroke of the clock; the sounding of the hour by a clock.
- n. A watch; specifically, a watch that strikes the hour.
- n. A clock operated by a weight in the usual way, and regulated and controlled by an electric current from another clock, an electric escapement being employed in some cases as the direct means of controlling its motion.
- In bell-ringing, to sound (a bell) by pulling the clapper without moving the bell itself. See clappering.
- n. In the sixteenth century, a decoration applied to hoods.
- n. In the reign of Charles II. of England, a gore, plait, or piece inserted to produce the required shape of a garment.
- n. A figured ornament on the side of the ankle of a stocking, either woven in the fabric or embroidered upon it.
- n. A popular name of a beetle. Also clock-beetle.
- To limp; hobble.
- To time, as contestants in a race.
- n. An instrument used to measure or keep track of time; a non-portable timepiece.
- n. UK The odometer of a motor vehicle.
- n. electronics An electrical signal that synchronizes timing among digital circuits of semiconductor chips or modules.
- n. the seed head of a dandelion
- v. transitive To measure the duration of.
- v. transitive To measure the speed of.
- v. transitive, slang To hit (someone)
- v. slang To take notice of; to realise.
- v. UK, slang To falsify the reading of the odometer of a vehicle.
- n. A pattern near the heel of a sock or stocking.
- n. A large beetle, especially the European dung beetle (Scarabaeus stercorarius).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions; in ordinary mechanical clocks for domestic or office use the time is indicated on a typically circular face or dial plate containing two hands, pointing to numbers engraved on the periphery of the face, thus showing the hours and minutes. The works of a mechanical clock are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. In electrical or electronic clocks, the time may be indicated, as on a mechanical clock, by hands, but may also be indicated by direct digital readout, with the hours and minutes in normal Arabic numerals. The readout using hands is often called analog to distinguish it from the digital readout. Some clocks also indicate the seconds. Clocks are not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person. Specialized clocks, such as atomic clocks, may be constructed on different principles, and may have a very high precision for use in scientific observations.
- n. obsolete A watch, esp. one that strikes.
- n. obsolete The striking of a clock.
- n. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking.
- v. To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
- v. rare To call, as a hen. See cluck.
- n. (Zoöl.) A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarabæus stercorarius).
- n. a timepiece that shows the time of day
- v. measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
- Origin uncertain; designs may have originally been bell-shaped and thus related to Etymology 1, above. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English clokke, from Old North French cloque, bell, or from Middle Dutch clocke, bell, clock, both from Medieval Latin clocca, of imitative origin.Perhaps from clock1, bell (obsolete), from its original bell-shaped appearance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“*kisses to beautiful peoples under the 12 clock clock* *especially my favourite one*”
“In fact, the word clock comes from the Latin clocca, which means bell.”
“The clock might be a little harder to read (at lest until you get used to it), but if you something colorful in your decor then this clock is a must.”
“I just noticed that your clock is an hour before mine. lol.”
“Looks like your clock is as broken as your c**k sport!”
“Even living by the clock is a matter of flux and folly.”
“That's it, a good night's sleep and my clock is all sorted thanks to advice from the Octogenarians who insist that jet lag is a modern invention just so that people can show off that they've been on holiday.”
“This clock is about fist-sized, and it's on the nightstand immediately beside my pillow.”
“The English word clock derives from the Irish word cloc, meaning a bell, which was taken to Germany by Irish monks and later brought to England.”
“But the clock is the Eagles 'enemy at this point, and the Philly offense isn't moving fast enough. — 9: 57 p.m.”
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