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Definition of time, meaning of time



countable and uncountable; times

time (countable and uncountable; plural times)

  1. (uncountable) The inevitable passing of events from future to present then past.
    Time stops for nobody.
    the ebb and flow of time
  2. (uncountable) A quantity of availability in time.
    More time is needed to complete the project.
    You had plenty of time, but you waited until the last minute.
    Are you finished yet? Time’s up!
    Our instructor didn"t give us enough time to complete the test.
    The two of us can never find time to see each other any more.
  3. (countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical indication of a length of time.
    Record the individual times for the processes in each batch.
    Only your best time is compared with the other competitors.
  4. (uncountable, slang) The serving of a prison sentence.
    The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.
  5. (uncountable) The time of day; the moment in time, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
    Excuse me, have you got the time?
    What time is it, do you guess? Ten o’clock?
    A computer keeps time using a clock battery.
  6. (uncountable) The measurement under some system of the time of day or moment in time.
    Let"s synchronize our watches so we"re not on different time.
    Coordinated Universal Time avoids the complications of Daylight Saving Time.
  7. (countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment in time.
    At what times do the trains arrive?
    These times were erroneously converted between zones.
  8. (countable) An instance or occurrence.
    When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember.
    See you another time.
    That’s three times he’s made the same mistake.
    Okay, but this is the last time. No more after that!
  9. (uncountable) A particular occasion.
    It’s time for bed. It’s time to sleep.
    Ready for our performance? It’s time! Here we go!


  • (to measure time): clock
  • (to choose the time for): set for

4 letters in word "time": E I M T.

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Words found within time:

em et it me met mi te ti tie

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