1. [ noun ] an instance or single occasion for some event
Synonyms: clip

"This time he succeeded" "He called four times" "he could do ten at a clip"

Related terms: case
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
Synonyms: clock_time

"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
Synonyms: fourth_dimension
Related terms: dimension
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"

Related terms: experience
9. [ noun ] (music) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
Synonyms: metre meter
Related terms: rhythmicity
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
Synonyms: clock

"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"

Related terms: schedule
12. [ noun ] the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
Synonyms: sentence prison_term

"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"

Related terms: determine
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"

Related terms: adjust
15. [ verb ] regulate or set the time of, as of a clock or watch
Related terms: adjust clock_time
Similar spelling:   Tim