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parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
in time, on time, do time, take time
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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.
the time you broke your legShe called me two times.
instance, occasion
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moment, point
definition 6: (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
definition 7: 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 8: one of the standard systems for measuring time.
Pacific Time.
definition 9: a definite moment or interval as indicated by a clock or calendar.
How much time does it take to become an expert?
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duration, interval, occasion, period, span, spell
definition 10: available moments for an activity, esp. leisure moments.
She never has time to talk.
chance, occasion
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leisure, opportunity
definition 11: the length of the period generally spent at work in a given day or week.
full timepart time
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definition 12: a speed or type of rhythm or movement.
swaying in time to the music
rhythm, tempo
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beat, measure, meter, pace
definition 13: 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?
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: in time
phrase: on time
phrase: do time
phrase: take time
Homophone Note
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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