from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To occur at the same time; be simultaneous.
- intransitive v. To operate in unison.
- transitive v. To cause to occur or operate with exact coincidence in time or rate: We synchronized our watches.
- transitive v. To cause to occur or operate at the same time as something else: They synchronized their trip with the annual tulip festival.
- transitive v. To arrange (historical events) in a synchronism so as to indicate parallel occurrence.
- transitive v. To cause (soundtrack and action) to match exactly in a film.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause two or more events to happen at exactly the same time, at the same rate, or in a time-coordinated way. To harmonize in regard to time.
- v. To occur at the same time or with coordinated timing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To agree in time; to be simultaneous.
- transitive v. To assign to the same date or period of time.
- transitive v. To cause to agree in time
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To occur at the same time; agree in time.
- To cause to be synchronous; make to agree in time of occurrence.
- To cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another; regulate or control, as a clock, by a standard timepiece, such as the chief clock in an observatory.
- Also spelled synchronise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
- v. operate simultaneously
- v. happen at the same time
- v. make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
- v. arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
- v. cause to indicate the same time or rate
Greek sunkhronizein, to be contemporary, from sunkhronos, contemporaneous; see synchronous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)