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  • n  an instance or single occasion for some event
    this time he succeeded
    he called four times
  • n  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
  • n  an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
    he waited a long time
    the time of year for planting
    he was a great actor in his time
  • n  a suitable moment
    it is time to go
  • n  the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  • n  a person's experience on a particular occasion
    he had a time holding back the tears
    they had a good time together
  • n  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
  • n  the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
  • n  rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
  • n  the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
    he is doing time in the county jail
  • v  measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
  • v  assign a time for an activity or event
    The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene
  • v  set the speed, duration, or execution of
    we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely
  • v  regulate or set the time of
    time the clock
  • v  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
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in KMPH Fox 26
    At a time when jobs are in short supply, building exports is an imperative,Obama said.
  • Elena Kagan in The Associated Press
    The Supreme Court is a wondrous institution. But the time I spent in the other branches of government remind me that it must also be a modest one,Kagan is set to say, according to an advance text released by the White House.
  • Larry King in Politico (blog)
    I'm incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot,King wrote on his blog. "With this chapter closing I'm looking forward to the future...

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