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
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
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
4. a suitable moment
- it is time to go
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
6. a person's experience on a particular occasion
- he had a time holding back the tears
- they had a good time together
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
8. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
9. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
10. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
- he is doing time in the county jail
Similar word(s): sentence
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
2. assign a time for an activity or event
- The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene
3. set the speed, duration, or execution of
- we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely
4. regulate or set the time of
- time the clock
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
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.