Noun: time tIm
Verb: time tIm
- An instance or single occasion for some event
"this time he succeeded"; "he called four times";
- 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"
- 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 in his time"
- A suitable moment
"it is time to go"
- 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
"he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"
- A reading of a point in time as given by a clock
"do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock";
- clock time
- The fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
- fourth dimension
- Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
- meter [US], metre [Brit, Cdn]
- The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
"he is doing time in the county jail";
- prison term, sentence
- Measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
"he timed the runners";
- Assign a time for an activity or event
"The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
- Set the speed, duration, or execution of
"we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
- Regulate or set the time of
"time the clock"
- Adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
"The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
Derived forms: timing, times, timed
See also: antemeridian, postmeridian
Type of: adjust, attribute, case, correct, determine, dimension, example, experience, indication, influence, instance, instant, measure, meter reading, minute, mold [N. Amer], moment, mould [Brit, Cdn], period, period of time, quantify, quantitate, reading, regulate, rhythmicity, schedule, second, set, shape, term, time period
Encyclopedia: Time, forward!