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parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
at times, do time, for the time being, from time to time, in time, keep good time, make good time, on time, take one's time, take time, time is up, time off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a nonspatial system in which events appear to happen in irreversible succession; arrangement of events into past, present, and future.
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deal, rhythm
definition 2: the passing of minutes, weeks, years, and centuries.
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chronology, duration, progress, rhythm
definition 3: such passing as measured by the interval in which an event occurs; duration.
We sat on the bus a long time.
duration, spell, while
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dimension, interval, lapse, moment, period, span, stretch
definition 4: (often pl.) a period marked by particular events and conditions.
Elizabethan times.Adolescence is a difficult time.
age, era, period
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cycle, epoch, generation, moment, phase, stage
definition 5: a distinct instance or occasion.
I remember that time you broke your leg.She called me three times this morning.This is the first time I've ever been here.
instance, occasion
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moment, point
definition 6: the period or instance intended or suitable for a specified activity or occurrence.
It's time for dinner.
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high time, season
definition 7: one of the standard systems for measuring time.
Pacific Time.
definition 8: a definite moment or interval as indicated by a clock or calendar.
What time does the movie start?
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duration, interval, occasion, period, span, spell
definition 9: available moments for an activity, esp. leisure moments.
She never has time to talk.
chance, occasion
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leisure, opportunity
definition 10: the length of the period generally spent at work in a given day or week.
I work full time.He's working only part time now.
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definition 11: a speed or type of rhythm or movement.
This song is in waltz time, which means that it has three beats to the measure.
rhythm, tempo
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beat, measure, meter, pace
definition 12: one's collected experience during an interval of time.
They had a terrible time during the storm.Did you have a good time at the party?
definition 13: (often pl.) the present or given era, esp. in terms of cultural or social conditions.
Political apathy is a sign of the times.
age, era
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day, epoch, now, nowadays, present
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to time.
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definition 2: operating or detonating at a precise time as indicated by an internal clock.
a time bomb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: times, timing, timed
definition 1: to record the duration or rate of.
I timed his run.
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definition 2: to set or choose the time for; schedule.
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establish, fix, set
definition 3: to fix or adjust the speed, duration, or tempo of.
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adjust, fix, regulate, set, synchronize
phrase: at times, do time, for the time being, from time to time, in time, keep good time, make good time, on time, take one's time, take time, time is up, time off
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Are you looking for the word thyme (a spice)? Time and thyme sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • 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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