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English noun: time

1. time (event) an instance or single occasion for some event


SamplesThis time he succeeded.
He called four times.
He could do ten at a clip.


Synonymsclip


Broader (hypernym)case, example, instance

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


SamplesTake time to smell the roses.
I didn't have time to finish.
It took more than half my time.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

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


SamplesHe waited a long time.
The time of year for planting.
He was a great actor in his time.


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)bit, day, dead, ephemera, hard times, incarnation, minute, mo, moment, patch, piece, second, space age, spell, wee, while

4. time (time) a suitable moment


SamplesIt is time to go.


Broader (hypernym)instant, minute, moment, second


Narrower (hyponym)high time, occasion

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


Broader (hypernym)attribute


Narrower (hyponym)biological time, civil time, continuance, continuum, cosmic time, daylight saving, daylight savings, daylight-saving time, daylight-savings time, duration, eternity, future, futurity, geologic time, geological time, GMT, Greenwich Mean Time, Greenwich Time, hereafter, infinity, local time, musical time, nowadays, past, past times, present, standard time, time to come, universal time, UT, UT1, yesteryear

6. time (event) a person's experience on a particular occasion


SamplesHe had a time holding back the tears.
They had a good time together.


Broader (hypernym)experience

7. time (time) a reading of a point in time as given by a clock


SamplesDo you know what time it is?.
The time is 10 o'clock.


Synonymsclock time


Broader (hypernym)indication, meter reading, reading


Narrower (hyponym)hour, prime time, SCLK, spacecraft clock time, time of day


Attributeantemeridian, postmeridian

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


Synonymsfourth dimension


Broader (hypernym)dimension

9. time (attribute) rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration


Synonymsmeter, metre


Broader (hypernym)rhythmicity

10. time (time) the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned


SamplesHe served a prison term of 15 months.
His sentence was 5 to 10 years.
He is doing time in the county jail.


Synonymsprison term, sentence


Broader (hypernym)term


Narrower (hyponym)hard time, life, life sentence


English verb: time

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


SamplesHe clocked the runners.


Synonymsclock


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)measure, quantify


Narrower (hyponym)mistime

2. time (cognition) assign a time for an activity or event


SamplesThe candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)schedule

3. time (cognition) set the speed, duration, or execution of


SamplesWe time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape

4. time (change) regulate or set the time of


SamplesTime the clock.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

5. time (change) adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time


SamplesThe good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set









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