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timber wolf a large North American gray wolf.
timbre the characteristic tonal quality of any sound, esp. a musical instrument, voice, or speech sound, regardless of its pitch or volume.
timbrel an ancient percussion instrument resembling the tambourine.
time a nonspatial system in which events appear to happen in irreversible succession; arrangement of events into past, present, and future. [18 definitions]
time and a half a rate of pay, usu. for overtime work, that is fifty percent higher than that normally paid.
time and motion study an analysis of the motions required to perform a task or carry out an operation, done to reduce the number of movements and conserve time, esp. in industrial production.
time bomb a device consisting of explosives and a timer that allows it to be detonated at a particular time. [2 definitions]
time capsule a container for contemporary documents, records, or artifacts to be buried or otherwise preserved for discovery and study by future generations.
timecard a card listing the record of an employee's work hours, either stamped by a time clock or recorded by the employee.
time clock a clock that records the exact time on a card, used by employees to record the time of their arrival at and departure from work.
time deposit a deposit of funds in a bank which can be withdrawn only at the end of a specified period, or after the depositor has given advance notice.
time exposure a photographic exposure in which the shutter is kept open an unusually long time. [2 definitions]
time-honored respected because of its long use.
timekeeper an official in an athletic contest who regulates, keeps track of, or records the time for an event or each section of a game. [3 definitions]
time-lapse of, designating, or using a technique for filming a slow process by taking photographs at intervals and then projecting them continuously so that the process appears to be speeded up.
timeless not having a beginning or end; endless; eternal. [2 definitions]
time limit a limit set on the amount or period of time during which some action can or must be taken or completed.
timeline a graphic presentation of a chronology of events and their dates, listed from left to right along a horizontal line or in a vertical column.
time lock a lock attached to a timing mechanism that prevents it from being opened until a specific time.
timely occurring punctually or at just the right moment. [2 definitions]
time-out a brief suspension of play in an athletic contest that is not counted in the time allotted for the game. [2 definitions]