(noun, verb, interjection)


1. (tennis) Reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause.


1. an instance or single occasion for some event

- this time he succeeded

- he called four times

Similar word(s): clip

Definition categories: event, case, example, instance

2. a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something

- take time to smell the roses

- I didn't have time to finish

- it took more than half my time

Definition categories: time, period

3. an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

- the time of year for planting

- he was a great actor in his time

Definition categories: time, period

4. a suitable moment

- it is time to go

Definition categories: time, instant, minute, moment, second

5. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

- he waited for along time

- it took some time before he got an answer

- time flies like an arrow

Definition categories: general, attribute

6. a person's experience on a particular occasion

- he had a time holding back the tears

- they had a good time together

Definition categories: event, experience

7. 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

Definition categories: time, indication, reading

8. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event

Definition categories: time, dimension

9. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

Similar word(s): meter, metre

Definition categories: attribute, rhythmicity

10. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

- he is doing time in the county jail

Similar word(s): sentence

Definition categories: time, term

Sentences with time as a noun:

- Time stops for nobody.

- Both science-fiction writers and physicists have written about travel through time.

- Time slows down when you approach the speed of light.

- More time is needed to complete the project.

- a long time;

- The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.

- We had a wonderful time at the party.

- Roman times;

- In my time, we respected our elders.

- Excuse me, have you got the time?

- it’s time for bed;

- at what times do the trains arrive?;

- When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember.

- see you another time;

- Okay, but this is the last time. No more after that!

- Last call: it's almost time.

- Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.

- your car runs three times faster than mine;

- the time of a verb

- common or triple time;


1. measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time

Similar word(s): clock

Definition categories: change, measure, quantify

2. assign a time for an activity or event

- The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene

Definition categories: cognition, schedule

3. set the speed, duration, or execution of

- we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely

Definition categories: cognition, determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape

4. regulate or set the time of

- time the clock

Definition categories: change, adjust, correct, set

5. 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

Definition categories: change, adjust, correct, set

Sentences with time as a verb:

- I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.

- The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Super Bowl.

- The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.