|1.||[ noun ] an instance or single occasion for some event|
"This time he succeeded" "He called four times" "he could do ten at a clip"
|2.||[ noun ] an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)|
"he waited a long time" "the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor is his time"
|Related terms:||time_period day moment while dead hard_times space_age incarnation ephemera wee|
|3.||[ noun ] a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something|
"take time to smell the roses" "I didn't have time to finish" "it took more than half my time"
|Related terms:||time_period clock|
|4.||[ noun ] a suitable moment|
"it is time to go"
|Related terms:||moment high_time occasion|
|5.||[ noun ] the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past|
|Related terms:||abstraction future past present eternity continuum Greenwich_Mean_Time duration musical_time civil_time cosmic_time daylight-saving_time biological_time geological_time|
|6.||[ noun ] the time as given by a clock|
"do you know what time it is?" "the time is 10 o'clock"
|Related terms:||reading hour prime_time spacecraft_clock_time postmeridian antemeridian|
|7.||[ noun ] the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event|
|8.||[ noun ] a person's experience on a particular occasion|
"he had a time holding back the tears" or "they had a good time together"
|9.||[ noun ] (music) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time|
|10.||[ verb ] measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time|
"he clocked the runners"
|Related terms:||quantify mistime clock timer clocking|
|11.||[ verb ] assign a time for an activity or event|
"The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
|12.||[ noun ] the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned|
"he served a prison term of 15 months" "his sentence was 5 to 10 years" "he is doing time in the county jail"
|Related terms:||term hard_time life sentence|
|13.||[ verb ] set the speed, duration, or execution of|
"we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
|14.||[ verb ] adjust so that a force is applied an action occurs at the desired time|
"The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
|15.||[ verb ] regulate or set the time of, as of a clock or watch|
|Related terms:||adjust clock_time|