from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who records time, as:
- n. Sports One who keeps track of elapsed time in a sporting event.
- n. One who keeps records of the hours worked by employees.
- n. A device for keeping time; a timepiece.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device that shows the time; a timepiece.
- n. A person who keeps records of the hours of attendance of employees.
- n. A person who records the times elapsed in a sporting event.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A clock, watch, or other chronometer; a timepiece.
- n. A person who keeps, marks, regulates, or determines the time.
- n. A person who keeps a record of the time spent by workmen at their work.
- n. One who gives the time for the departure of conveyances.
- n. One who marks the time in musical performances.
- n. One appointed to mark and declare the time of participants in races or other contests.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which marks, measures, or records time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
- n. a clerk who keeps track of the hours worked by employees
- n. a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
Instead a timekeeper is assigned, typically an apprentice professional.
‘Time is money’ became on of the key slogans of capitalist ideology, and the timekeeper was the most significant of the new types of official introduced by the capitalist dispensation.
I am the timekeeper, which is to say my clock is the legitimate clock for this auction.
The third time, the walking boss called the timekeeper and gave the man his time, adding for the enlightenment of the others, “This is not a Salvation Army, but a grading outfit.”
And Mr. Harmon called a timekeeper and said, "Take this man to Pat Murphy and tell him to find room for him somehow."
In my first letter, I raised a question-what, if anything, has replaced hip-hop as pop's "timekeeper"?
And Mr. Harmon called a timekeeper and said, "Take this man to Pat
that is SO interesting. just as i was thinking, i'll mimic my husband's behaviors while we're talking so he'll like more more, WHAM... you mention that it's obvious to the 'timekeeper'. damn.
"In most cases, city workers who didn't come in because of the snow will be asked to provide a simple statement to their timekeeper and, assuming it is found satisfactory, receive an excused day," Post said.
Each meeting has a set agenda, and members are assigned jobs such as toastmaster that night's emcee, evaluator and timekeeper.
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