Time - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |taɪm|  American pronunciation of the word time
Brit.  |ˈtaɪm|  British pronunciation of the word time
- an instance or single occasion for some event (syn: clip)
- a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
- an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
- a suitable moment
- the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
- a person's experience on a particular occasion
- a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
- the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
- rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration (syn: meter, metre)
- the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned (syn: sentence)
- measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time (syn: clock)
- assign a time for an activity or event
- set the speed, duration, or execution of
- regulate or set the time of
- adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time


The two events were separated by time and space.

The poem is a reflection on the passage of time.

What was happening at that particular moment in time?

It has been that way since the beginning of time.

If only I could travel back in time and do things differently.

They were given a relatively short amount of time to finish the job.

The situation has been getting more complicated as time goes by .

Happening for an extended period of time

Would you prefer the meeting to be at an earlier time?

Feel free to call me at any time, day or night.

They timed their vacation to coincide with the jazz festival.

He timed it so that he made the shot just before the clock ran out.

She timed the shot perfectly.

The runners are timed with special watches.

He timed the students as they completed their tests.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: time
he/she/it: times
present participle: timing
past tense: timed
past participle: timed
singular: time
plural: times
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