Meaningn 1: an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he
succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at
a clip" [syn: clip]
2: 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"
3: 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"
4: a suitable moment; "it is time to go"
5: the continuum of experience in which events pass from the
future through the present to the past
6: the time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it
is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock" [syn: clock time]
7: the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three
spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event [syn: fourth
8: a person's experience on a particular occasion; "he had a
time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time
9: rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time [syn: meter,
10: 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" [syn: prison
v 1: 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" [syn: clock]
2: assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate
carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
3: set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the
process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
4: regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"
5: 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"