Timer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtaɪmər|  American pronunciation of the word timer
Brit.  |ˈtʌɪmə|  British pronunciation of the word timer


- a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
- (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed (syn: timekeeper)
- a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times


He was the official timer for the race.

She set the timer on the oven for one hour.

The timer is set to go off in 15 minutes.

Set the timer on the cooker for three minutes.

The timer was set to trigger the bomb in exactly one hour.

The timer on the cooker started to bleep.

The light is connected to a timer.

Word forms

singular: timer
plural: timers
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