from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
- noun An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration.
- noun A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval.
- noun A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes.
- noun A system by which such intervals are measured or such numbers are reckoned.
- noun An interval, especially a span of years, marked by similar events, conditions, or phenomena; an era.
- noun The present with respect to prevailing conditions and trends.
- noun A suitable or opportune moment or season.
- noun Periods or a period designated for a given activity.
- noun Periods or a period necessary or available for a given activity.
- noun A period at one's disposal.
- noun An appointed or fated moment, especially of death or giving birth.
- noun One of several instances.
- noun Used to indicate the number of instances by which something is multiplied or divided.
- noun One's lifetime.
- noun One's period of greatest activity or engagement.
- noun A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion.
- noun A period of military service.
- noun A period of apprenticeship.
- noun Informal A prison sentence.
- noun The customary period of work.
- noun The period spent working.
- noun The hourly pay rate.
- noun The period during which a radio or television program or commercial is broadcast.
- noun The rate of speed of a measured activity.
- noun The meter of a musical pattern.
- noun The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played; the tempo.
- noun Chiefly British The hour at which a pub closes.
- noun Sports A time-out.
- adjective Of, relating to, or measuring time.
- adjective Constructed so as to operate at a particular moment.
- adjective Payable on a future date or dates.
- adjective Of or relating to installment buying.
- transitive verb To set the time for (an event or occasion).
- transitive verb To adjust to keep accurate time.
- transitive verb To adjust so that a force is applied or an action occurs at the desired time.
- transitive verb To record the speed or duration of.
- transitive verb To set or maintain the tempo, speed, or duration of.
- transitive verb To speculate based on the anticipated short-term performance of (a market).
- idiom (against time) With a quickly approaching time limit.
- idiom (any time) Used to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
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I. i.162 (366,9) And what's to come of my despised time] [W: despited] _Despised time_, is _time of no value_; time in which
Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies Samuel Johnson 1746
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The next time it checks it will wait for _slightly less time_ before it checks again.
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Take care they did: A recent article by the National Park Service reports that Hugh Kwong Liang, only 15 at the time, recalled, "I turned away from my dear old Chinatown for the last time& city officials directing the refugees 'march approached us and told us to proceed toward the open grounds at the Presidio Army Post."
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You can also press the search button on any screen and enter @time to get the time and the date.
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My wife and I took time off to go to Canada's Wonderland just for kicks and, while there, repeatedly encoutered a man who was dragging his son and daughter around the park and talking in his bluetooth handset the *entire time*.
Given the state of world at the time, what they knew *at the time* were the correct decisions taken?
24 hours of media... Rachel 2007
I try to refuse to think about them; when that doesn't work and they're too intrusive, I schedule time to think about them. 15 minutes a day, 10 minutes 3 times a day -- it matters to have specific times and *spend that entire time* thinking about them.
He would even come out to skate with the grad school crew from time to time** and one day he asked Prez and I about this girl Laura who used to play with us occasionally.
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Is it actual search issue or just a bug in search where they are showing time as time+ 3hours reply
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oroboros commented on the word time
Emit in reverse.
July 22, 2007
muamor commented on the word time
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. 1913 SHAKS.: Richard II., Act v., Sc. 5.
February 27, 2008
Telofy commented on the word time
“You don’t get past it, it just becomes part of who you are.”
—Echo/Rebecca in Dollhouse season 2 episode 8
December 13, 2009
milosrdenstvi commented on the word time
I like this definition: "A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future."
February 13, 2010
bilby commented on the word time
September 8, 2010
ruzuzu commented on the word time
September 8, 2010
ruzuzu commented on the word time
"We watch our loved ones age and die, and we assume that an external entity called time is responsible for the crime. But experiments increasingly cast doubt on the existence of time as we know it. In fact, the reality of time has long been questioned by philosophers and physicists. When we speak of time, we're usually referring to change. But change isn't the same thing as time."
--The Huffington Post, Is Death the End? Experiments Suggest You Create Time, by Robert Lanza, M.D., November 4, 2010.
November 6, 2010
Prolagus commented on the word time
bilby's link is borked. :(
November 7, 2010