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time

time

 
 
pronunciation:
taIm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
all the time, for the time being, in time, on time, take one's time
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the passing of minutes, days, weeks, and years.
 
similar words:
progress, rhythm
definition 2: the amount of minutes, hours, weeks, days, years between the beginning and the end of an event.
How much time do you need to finish the work?
synonyms:
while
similar words:
moment, period
definition 3: a particular instance or event.
I remember the time you broke your leg.She called me two times.
synonyms:
instance, occasion
similar words:
moment, point
definition 4: the period or point when a particular activity or event usually happens.
It's time for dinner.
similar words:
season
definition 5: a moment or moments as shown on a clock or calendar.
What time does the play start?
similar words:
occasion, period
definition 6: available moments for an activity.
She never has time to talk.
synonyms:
chance
similar words:
leisure, opportunity
definition 7: the length of the period spent at work in a given day or week.
I work full time.
similar words:
shift
definition 8: an experience.
Did you have a nice time at the party?
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: timed, times, timing
definition: to record the rate of an action or how long it continues.
I timed his mile run at 5 minutes 40 seconds.
similar words:
measure
phrase: all the time
phrase: for the time being
phrase: in time
phrase: on time
phrase: take one's time
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word thyme (a spice)? Time and thyme sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: time +
  • time card:
    a card on which you record the hours you work.
  • time clock:
    a clock in a workplace that records the hours people work.
  • timer:
    a thing for telling a specific amount of time.
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