[ US /ˈtaɪm/ ]
[ UK /tˈa‍ɪm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a person's experience on a particular occasion
    he had a time holding back the tears
    they had a good time together
  2. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
    time flies like an arrow
    he waited for along time
    it took some time before he got an answer
  3. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
  4. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
  5. 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
  6. a suitable moment
    it is time to go
  7. an instance or single occasion for some event
    he could do ten at a clip
    he called four times
    this time he succeeded
  8. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
    his sentence was 5 to 10 years
    he served a prison term of 15 months
    he is doing time in the county jail
  9. an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
    he was a great actor in his time
    the time of year for planting
  10. a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    take time to smell the roses
    it took more than half my time
    he waited for a long time
    I didn't have time to finish
VERB
  1. 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
  2. assign a time for an activity or event
    The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene
  3. regulate or set the time of
    time the clock
  4. set the speed, duration, or execution of
    we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely
  5. measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    he clocked the runners
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How To Use time In A Sentence

  • It's good to have a cry sometimes.
  • What we do not know are the precise weighting of factors that go into why prices increase at any particular time.
  • By the time harmony was a few centuries old, it began to shiver and shake from them.
  • In the meantime Esco workers will be stuck with a bad deal.
  • Laura Wade's Posh, timed to open as the Tories edged into power in May 2010, reminded us just what we were in for: overprivileged hooligans in drinking-society blazers who trash a pub as thoughtlessly as they will trash the country. Dominic Cooke: a life in theatre
  • He specialized in moonlit and winter scenes, usually including a sheet of water and sometimes also involving the light of a fire, and he also painted sunsets and views at dawn or twilight.
  • That gave us the time to move arbalests and mangonels into position along the walls.
  • I just know that one beer bash was fine, two was tolerable, and the third was just a way to eat up time on Memorial Day.
  • Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town. The funny thing about Pain..... (Let's talk trauma!)
  • Before you know it, all the Sandy Clarks and Billy Starks doing the media rounds are back in business until the next time they are given their jotters for failing to meet fans' expectations.
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