American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
- n. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration: a long time since the last war; passed the time reading.
- n. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval: ran the course in a time just under four minutes.
- n. A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes: checked her watch and recorded the time, 6:17 A.M.
- n. A system by which such intervals are measured or such numbers are reckoned: solar time.
- n. An interval, especially a span of years, marked by similar events, conditions, or phenomena; an era. Often used in the plural: hard times; a time of troubles.
- n. The present with respect to prevailing conditions and trends: You must change with the times.
- n. A suitable or opportune moment or season: a time for taking stock of one's life.
- n. Periods or a period designated for a given activity: harvest time; time for bed.
- n. Periods or a period necessary or available for a given activity: I have no time for golf.
- n. A period at one's disposal: Do you have time for a chat?
- n. An appointed or fated moment, especially of death or giving birth: He died before his time. Her time is near.
- n. One of several instances: knocked three times; addressed Congress for the last time before retirement.
- n. Used to indicate the number of instances by which something is multiplied or divided: This tree is three times taller than that one. My library is many times smaller than hers.
- n. One's lifetime.
- n. One's period of greatest activity or engagement.
- n. A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion: had a good time at the party.
- n. A period of military service.
- n. A period of apprenticeship.
- n. Informal A prison sentence.
- n. The customary period of work: hired for full time.
- n. The period spent working.
- n. The hourly pay rate: earned double time on Sundays.
- n. The period during which a radio or television program or commercial is broadcast: "There's television time to buy” ( Brad Goldstein).
- n. The rate of speed of a measured activity: marching in double time.
- n. Music The meter of a musical pattern: three-quarter time.
- n. Music The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played; the tempo.
- n. Chiefly British The hour at which a pub closes.
- n. Sports A time-out.
- adj. Of, relating to, or measuring time.
- adj. Constructed so as to operate at a particular moment: a time release.
- adj. Payable on a future date or dates.
- adj. Of or relating to installment buying: time payments.
- v. To set the time for (an event or occasion).
- v. To adjust to keep accurate time.
- v. To adjust so that a force is applied or an action occurs at the desired time: timed his swing so as to hit the ball squarely.
- v. To record the speed or duration of: time a runner.
- v. To set or maintain the tempo, speed, or duration of: time a manufacturing process.
- idiom. against time With a quickly approaching time limit: worked against time to deliver the manuscript before the deadline.
- idiom. at one time Simultaneously.
- idiom. at one time At a period or moment in the past.
- idiom. at the same time However; nonetheless.
- idiom. at times On occasion; sometimes.
- idiom. behind the times Out-of-date; old-fashioned.
- idiom. for the time being Temporarily.
- idiom. from time to time Once in a while; at intervals.
- idiom. high time The appropriate or urgent time: It's high time that you started working.
- idiom. in good time In a reasonable length of time.
- idiom. in good time When or before due.
- idiom. in good time Quickly.
- idiom. in no time Almost instantly; immediately.
- idiom. in time Before a time limit expires.
- idiom. in time Within an indefinite time; eventually: In time they came to accept the harsh facts.
- idiom. in time In the proper tempo.
- idiom. in time Played with a meter.
- idiom. on time According to schedule; punctual or punctually.
- idiom. on time By paying in installments.
- idiom. time after time Again and again; repeatedly.
- idiom. time and again Again and again; repeatedly.
- idiom. time of (one's) life A highly pleasurable experience: We had the time of our lives at the beach.
- idiom. time on (one's) hands An interval with nothing to do.
- idiom. time was There was once a time: "Time was when [urban gangs] were part of a . . . subculture that inner-city adolescence outgrew” ( George F. Will).
- interj. tennis reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause
- n. uncountable The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
- n. uncountable A quantity of availability of duration.
- n. countable A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
- n. uncountable, slang The serving of a prison sentence.
- n. uncountable How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
- n. countable A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
- n. countable The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
- n. countable A numerical indication of a particular moment.
- n. countable An instance or occurrence.
- n. countable Ratio of comparison.
- n. countable An experience.
- n. countable An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
- n. uncountable A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
- n. only in singular Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
- n. UK Closing time.
- v. To measure seconds, hours etc passed, especially using a clock of some kind.
- v. To choose when something begins or how long it lasts.
- v. obsolete To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
- v. obsolete To pass time; to delay.
- From Middle English time, tyme, from Old English tīma ("time, period, space of time, season, lifetime, fixed time, favorable time, opportunity"), from Proto-Germanic *tīmô (“time”), from Proto-Indo-European *dī- (“time”). Cognate with Scots tym, tyme ("time"), Alemannic German Zimen, Zīmmän ("time, time of the year, opportune time, opportunity"), Danish time ("stound, hour, lesson"), Swedish timme ("stound, hour"), Norwegian time ("time, stound, hour"), Faroese tími ("hour, lesson, time"), Icelandic tími ("time, season"). See also tide. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English tīma. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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