Synonyms of time


1. time, clip, case, instance, example

usage: an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"

2. time, time period, period of time, period

usage: 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"

3. time, time period, period of time, period

usage: 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"

4. time, moment, minute, second, instant

usage: a suitable moment; "it is time to go"

5. time, attribute

usage: the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

6. time, experience

usage: a person's experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"

7. clock time, time, reading, meter reading, indication

usage: 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"

8. fourth dimension, time, dimension

usage: the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event

9. meter, metre, time, rhythmicity

usage: rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

10. prison term, sentence, time, term

usage: 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"


1. clock, time, quantify, measure

usage: 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"

2. time, schedule

usage: assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"

3. time, determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate

usage: set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"

4. time, adjust, set, correct

usage: regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"

5. time, adjust, set, correct

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of time (Dictionary)