from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who keeps track of time; a timekeeper.
- n. A timepiece, especially one used for measuring and signaling the end of time intervals, as on a stove.
- n. A switch or regulator that controls or activates and deactivates another mechanism at set times.
- n. A device that controls the timing of the sparks that ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone or something which times.
- n. A device used to measure amounts of time.
- n. Any electronic function that causes a device to be able to do something automatically after a preset amount of time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A timekeeper; especially, a watch by which small intervals of time can be measured; a kind of stop watch. It is used for timing the speed of horses, machinery, etc.
- n. In electric ignition, an adjustable device for automatically timing the spark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who keeps or measures and records time; a timekeeper.
- n. A form of stop-watch for recording or indicating short intervals of time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times
- n. a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
- n. (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
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