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time British & World English

The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole

Time in time British & World English

The personification of time, typically as an old man with a scythe and hourglass

punch the clock British & World English

(Of an employee) clock in or out

space-time British & World English

The concepts of time and three-dimensional space regarded as fused in a four-dimensional continuum

me time British & World English

Time spent relaxing on one’s own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy

in time in time British & World English

Not late; punctual

no time in time British & World English

A very short interval or period

on time in time British & World English

Punctual; punctually

in time British & World English

Not late; punctual

no time British & World English

A very short interval or period

on time British & World English

Punctual; punctually

any time British & World English

At whatever time

bath time British & World English

The usual time at which a baby or child is washed in a bath

beat time British & World English

Indicate or follow a musical tempo with a baton or other means

beat time in beat British & World English

Indicate or follow a musical tempo with a baton or other means

big time British & World English

The highest or most successful level in a career, especially in entertainment

buy time in buy British & World English

Delay an event temporarily so as to have longer to improve one’s own position

buy time British & World English

Delay an event temporarily so as to have longer to improve one’s own position

core time British & World English

The central part of the working day in a flexitime system, when an employee must be present

deep time British & World English

The multimillion year time frame within which scientists believe the earth has existed, and which is supported by the observation of natural, mostly geological, phenomena

dead time British & World English

Time in which someone or something is inactive or unable to act productively

face time British & World English

Time spent in face-to-face contact with someone

gain time in gain British & World English

Obtain extra time to achieve something by deliberate delaying tactics

gain time British & World English

Obtain extra time to achieve something by deliberate delaying tactics

full-time British & World English

Occupying or using the whole of someone’s available working time

good-time British & World English

(Of a person) having the pursuit of pleasure as one’s chief aim

half-time British & World English

The time at which half of a game or contest is completed, especially when marked by an interval

mean time British & World English

another term for mean solar time.

mark time in mark1 British & World English

(Of troops) march on the spot without moving forward

mark time British & World English

(Of troops) march on the spot without moving forward

part-time British & World English

For only part of the usual working day or week

old-time British & World English

Relating to or characteristic of the past; long-standing

long-time British & World English

(Especially of a person) having had a specified role or identity for a long time

lead time British & World English

The time between the initiation and completion of a production process

make time in make British & World English

Find an occasion when time is available to do something

make time British & World English

Find an occasion when time is available to do something

post time British & World English

The time at which a race is scheduled to start and entrants must be at their starting positions

seed time British & World English

The sowing season

seek time British & World English

The time taken for a disk drive to locate the area on the disk where the data to be read is stored

show time British & World English

The time at which a play, film, or concert is scheduled to begin

rise time British & World English

The time required for a pulse to rise from 10 per cent to 90 per cent of its steady value

real time British & World English

The actual time during which a process or event occurs

stop time British & World English

(In jazz) a rhythmic device whereby a chord or accent is played only on the first beat of every bar or every other bar, typically accompanying a solo

tell the time in tell1 British & World English

Be able to ascertain the time from reading the face of a clock or watch

talk time British & World English

The time during which a mobile telephone is in use to handle calls, especially as a measure of the duration of the telephone’s battery

term time British & World English

The part of the year during which instruction is being given in schools, colleges, or universities

keep time in time British & World English

Play or rhythmically accompany music in time


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