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Meaning of TIME

Pronunciation:  tIm

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  1. [n]  the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  2. [n]  rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
  3. [n]  a person's experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears" or"they had a good time together"
  4. [n]  an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
  5. [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 is his time"
  6. [n]  the time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"
  7. [n]  the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
  8. [n]  the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"
  9. [n]  a suitable moment; "it is time to go"
  10. [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"
  11. [v]  adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time; "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
  12. [v]  regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"
  13. [v]  measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time; "he clocked the runners"
  14. [v]  assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
  15. [v]  set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"

TIME is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: clip, clock, clock time, fourth dimension, meter, prison term, sentence
 See Also: abstraction, adjust, biological time, bit, case, civil time, continuance, continuum, cosmic time, day, daylight saving, daylight savings, daylight-saving time, daylight-savings time, dead, determine, dimension, duration, ephemera, eternity, example, experience, forever, future, futurity, geologic time, geological time, GMT, Greenwich Mean Time, Greenwich Time, hard time, hard times, hereafter, high time, hour, incarnation, indication, infinity, influence, instance, instant, local time, measure, meter reading, minute, mistime, mold, moment, musical time, nowadays, occasion, past, past times, period, period of time, piece, present, prime time, quantify, reading, regulate, rhythmicity, schedule, SCLK, second, set, shape, space age, spacecraft clock time, spell, standard time, term, time of day, time period, time to come, universal time, UT, UT1, wee, while, yesteryear, yore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Time\, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to
    t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw.
    timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.]
    1. Duration, considered independently of any system of
       measurement or any employment of terms which designate
       limited portions thereof.
             The time wasteth [i. e. passes away] night and day.
             I know of no ideas . . . that have a better claim to
             be accounted simple and original than those of space
             and time.                             --Reid.
    2. A particular period or part of duration, whether past,
       present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as,
       the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
             God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake
             in time past unto the fathers by the prophets.
                                                   --Heb. i. 1.
    3. The period at which any definite event occurred, or person
       lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was
       destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the
       plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
    4. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a
       person has at his disposal.
             Believe me, your time is not your own; it belongs to
             God, to religion, to mankind.         --Buckminster.
    5. A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
             There is . . . a time to every purpose. --Eccl. iii.
             The time of figs was not yet.         --Mark xi. 13.
    6. Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
             She was within one month of her time. --Clarendon.
    7. Performance or occurrence of an action or event,
       considered with reference to repetition; addition of a
       number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four
       times; four times four, or sixteen.
             Summers three times eight save one.   --Milton.
    8. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted
       with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite,
             Till time and sin together cease.     --Keble.
    9. (Gram.) Tense.
    10. (Mus.) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo;
        rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or
        triple time; the musician keeps good time.
              Some few lines set unto a solemn time. --Beau. &
    Note: Time is often used in the formation of compounds,
          mostly self-explaining; as, time-battered,
          time-beguiling, time-consecrated, time-consuming,
          time-enduring, time-killing, time-sanctioned,
          time-scorner, time-wasting, time-worn, etc.
    {Absolute time}, time irrespective of local standards or
       epochs; as, all spectators see a lunar eclipse at the same
       instant of absolute time.
    {Apparent time}, the time of day reckoned by the sun, or so
       that 12 o'clock at the place is the instant of the transit
       of the sun's center over the meridian.
    {Astronomical time}, mean solar time reckoned by counting the
       hours continuously up to twenty-four from one noon to the
    {At times}, at distinct intervals of duration; now and then;
       as, at times he reads, at other times he rides.
    {Civil time}, time as reckoned for the purposes of common
       life in distinct periods, as years, months, days, hours,
       etc., the latter, among most modern nations, being divided
       into two series of twelve each, and reckoned, the first
       series from midnight to noon, the second, from noon to
    {Common time} (Mil.), the ordinary time of marching, in which
       ninety steps, each twenty-eight inches in length, are
       taken in one minute.
    {Equation of time}. See under {Equation}, n.
    {In time}.
        (a) In good season; sufficiently early; as, he arrived in
            time to see the exhibition.
        (b) After a considerable space of duration; eventually;
            finally; as, you will in time recover your health and
    {Mean time}. See under 4th {Mean}.
    {Quick time} (Mil.), time of marching, in which one hundred
       and twenty steps, each thirty inches in length, are taken
       in one minute.
    {Sidereal time}. See under {Sidereal}.
    {Standard time}, the civil time that has been established by
       law or by general usage over a region or country. In
       England the standard time is Greenwich mean solar time. In
       the United States and Canada four kinds of standard time
       have been adopted by the railroads and accepted by the
       people, viz., Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific
       time, corresponding severally to the mean local times of
       the 75th, 90th, 105th, and 120th meridians west from
       Greenwich, and being therefore five, six, seven, and eight
       hours slower than Greenwich time.
    {Time ball}, a ball arranged to drop from the summit of a
       pole, to indicate true midday time, as at Greenwich
       Observatory, England. --Nichol.
    {Time bargain} (Com.), a contract made for the sale or
       purchase of merchandise, or of stock in the public funds,
       at a certain time in the future.
    {Time bill}. Same as {Time-table}. [Eng.]
    {Time book}, a book in which is kept a record of the time
       persons have worked.
    {Time detector}, a timepiece provided with a device for
       registering and indicating the exact time when a watchman
       visits certain stations in his beat.
    {Time enough}, in season; early enough. ``Stanly at Bosworth
       field, . . . came time enough to save his life.'' --Bacon.
    {Time fuse}, a fuse, as for an explosive projectile, which
       can be so arranged as to ignite the charge at a certain
       definite interval after being itself ignited.
    {Time immemorial}, or {Time out of mind}. (Eng. Law) See
       under {Immemorial}.
    {Time lock}, a lock having clockwork attached, which, when
       wound up, prevents the bolt from being withdrawn when
       locked, until a certain interval of time has elapsed.
    {Time of day}, salutation appropriate to the times of the
       day, as ``good morning,'' ``good evening,'' and the like;
    {To kill time}. See under {Kill}, v. t.
    {To make time}.
        (a) To gain time.
        (b) To occupy or use (a certain) time in doing something;
            as, the trotting horse made fast time.
    {To move}, {run}, or {go}, {against time}, to move, run, or
       go a given distance without a competitor, in the quickest
       possible time; or, to accomplish the greatest distance
       which can be passed over in a given time; as, the horse is
       to run against time.
    {True time}.
        (a) Mean time as kept by a clock going uniformly.
        (b) (Astron.) Apparent time as reckoned from the transit
            of the sun's center over the meridian.
  2. \Time\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Timed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at
       the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance
             There is no greater wisdom than well to time the
             beginnings and onsets of things.      --Bacon.
    2. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in
       time of movement.
             Who overlooked the oars, and timed the stroke.
             He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was
             timed with dying cries.               --Shak.
    3. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as,
       to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
    4. To measure, as in music or harmony.
  3. \Time\, v. i.
    1. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
             With oar strokes timing to their song. --Whittier.
    2. To pass time; to delay. [Obs.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about time indicates your fears of not being able to cope with the pressures and stresses of everyday life. Dreaming that you do not have enough time means stress, anxiety and fear. You may feel that time is running out in a business or personal matter.