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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the system in which events appear to happen one after the next in a way that can never be turned back; the past, present, and future.
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definition 2: the passing of minutes, days, weeks, years, and centuries.
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duration, progress, rhythm
definition 3: the measured period between the beginning and the end of an event.
We waited in line a long time.How much time until dinner?
duration, spell, while
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dimension, interval, lapse, moment, period, span, stretch
definition 4: (often plural) a period marked by particular events.
Grandfather liked to talk about the old times.
age, era, period
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cycle, epoch, generation, moment, phase, stage
definition 5: a particular instance or event.
I remember the time you broke your leg.She called me two times.
instance, occasion
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moment, point
definition 6: the period or instance set aside for a particular activity or event.
It's time for dinner.
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definition 7: a moment or moments as shown on a clock or calendar.
What time does the play start?
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duration, interval, occasion, period, span, spell
definition 8: the length of the period spent at work in a given day or week.
I work full time.
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definition 9: a speed or type of rhythm or movement.
This song is in waltz time, which means that it has three beats to the measure.
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beat, measure, meter, pace
definition 10: one's particular type of experience during an interval of time.
The passengers on the ship had a terrible time during the storm.Did you have a good time at the party?
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with time.
I often wonder if time travel is possible.
definition 2: set to work at a particular time.
The police dog found the time bomb two hours before it was set to explode.
part of speech: verb
inflections: times, timing, timed
definition 1: to record the rate or duration of.
I timed his mile run at 5 minutes 40 seconds.
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definition 2: to set or choose the time for; schedule.
We timed our meeting for after school.
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establish, fix, set
definition 3: to fix or change the speed or action of.
The bus driver timed her arrival perfectly to pick up the passengers from the airport.
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adjust, fix, regulate, set
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  • time card:
    a card on which you record the hours you work.
  • time clock:
    a clock in a workplace that records the hours people work.
  • timer:
    a thing for telling a specific amount of time.
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