Definition of Time


  • 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"
    - prison term
  • rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
  • the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
    - fourth dimension
  • 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"
    - clock time
  • a person's experience on a particular occasion
    "he had a time holding back the tears"
    "they had a good time together"
  • the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  • a suitable moment
    "it is time to go"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • an instance or single occasion for some event
    "this time he succeeded"
    "he called four times"
    "he could do ten at a clip"


  • 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"
  • regulate or set the time of
    "time the clock"
  • set the speed, duration, or execution of
    "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
  • assign a time for an activity or event
    "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
  • 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"
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Unscramble time

13 unscramble word found using the letters time.

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