- short for full time:.he scored the third five minutes from time
- 3 [with object] (time something out) Computing (of a computer or a program) cancel an operation automatically because a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event happening: connections are timed out when they’re not in use [no object]:some networks will time out if they don’t see activity going to the printer
Old English tīma, of Germanic origin; related to tide, which it superseded in temporal senses. The earliest of the current verb senses (dating from late Middle English) is 'do (something) at a particular moment'
We can use adverbials and adverbial clauses to show time.AdverbialsAdverbials are a common way of indicating when something happened. They may be: adverbs:‘How are you feeling?’ asked Michael afterwards. Common time adverbs are: adverbial phrases: these are phrases built up on an adverb headword. For example:shortly afterwards almost daily much earlier Much later I asked, ‘Do you still miss Simon a lot?’ prepositional phrases:D. Long will report back after the Tokyo meeting. Prepositional phrases used as time adverbials often begin with:Adverbial clausesAdverbial clauses of time are introduced by subordinating conjunctions including: