Definition of time travel in English:

time travel

Syllabification: time trav·el


  • (In science fiction) the action of traveling through time into the past or the future.
    More example sentences
    • And it is science fiction about time travel, so you need to keep your wits about you.
    • The chronological differences between past and present in time travel are marked.
    • Since we have never seen a tourist from the future, time travel must be impossible.



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  • The book focuses on Henry, who time-travels, involuntarily and at times of stress.
  • But based on recent evidence, there is as much chance of the Olympics time-travelling back to recapture the spirit of 776 BC as there is of the Faroe Islands winning gold in beach volleyball.
  • The shop windows look as if one has time-travelled back to the 70s.

time traveler

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  • At the end of that book the time traveller returns to the future and the anonymous narrator is left to write the story.
  • A Victorian time traveller would recognise the schools more than any other institution in this age.
  • There's 1,000 years of history here and the volunteer park ranger becomes a time traveller when she escorts groups around the park.

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