Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word time

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word time. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

tʌɪm


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

Old English tīma, of Germanic origin; related to tide, which it superseded in temporal senses. The earliest of the current verb senses (dating from late Middle English) is ‘do (something) at a particular moment’.


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.

Example

travel through space and time


Definition

a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.

Example

the time is 9.30

Synonyms

hour,o'clock


Definition

time as allotted, available, or used.

Example

we need more time


Definition

an instance of something happening or being done; an occasion.

Example

this is the first time I have got into debt


Definition

(following a number) expressing multiplication.

Example

eleven times four is forty-four


Definition

the rhythmic pattern of a piece of music, as expressed by a time signature.

Example

tunes in waltz time

Synonyms

rhythm,tempo,beat,pulse,flow,metre,measure,cadence,pattern,accent,stress


Part Of speech

verb

Definition

plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done.

Example

the first track race is timed for 11.15

Synonyms

schedule,set,set up,arrange,organize,fix,fix up,fix a time for,book,line up,slot in,prearrange,timetable,bill,programme,plan,slate


Definition

measure the time taken by (a process or activity, or a person doing it).

Example

we were timed and given certificates according to our speed

Synonyms

measure,put a stopwatch on,meter,count,clock



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