The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole
(Of an employee) clock in or out
The personification of time, typically as an old man with a scythe and hourglass
what time is it?
Attributive In work study: designating or relating to the analysis of manual operations into their basic component motions with a view to establishing standards regarding the time needed for performing them, especially in methods–time measurement (abbreviated MTM).
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
Not late; punctual
A very short interval or period
The time at which a call is made.
The time at which a match begins, or is scheduled to begin; also in game-time decision, a decision (especially one regarding which players will play) which is postponed until the moment a match is about to begin; frequently figurative.
Time spent in prison, especially as part of a long sentence served for a serious crime; frequently in to do (also serve) hard time.
The time of year when rivers or other bodies of water freeze over and the ground is icy.
The period in early spring before the ground is completely thawed, when the ground is particularly muddy.
Generally of or relating to a new time (sometimes in contrast to old-time).
A time when a person is off duty or free from work; a holiday; a time when customary or usual activity or business is reduced or suspended.
Not in time or in rhythm; out of time, badly timed. Also figurative and in figurative contexts: unsatisfactory, inappropriate, out of place.
= oftentimes. Now chiefly US and poetic.
The time during which something specified is open, unclosed, unsealed, accessible, etc.
The time when owls are abroad; dusk, twilight; night.
Belonging to a former time, antique, old-fashioned.
The time for harvesting peas. Chiefly in figurative and similative expressions, especially in the last of pea-time (and variants): a time or condition of exhaustion, indigence, or decline; a person or thing in such a condition.
The time at which a race is scheduled to start and entrants must be at their starting positions
The time at which a pub opens, or during which pubs can legally open.
= reaping time.
A time of giving or exchanging rings.
The time of an animal's rut.
To disallow or invalidate on the grounds that a time limit has expired (usually in pass.).
Crooked with age.
A timetable for a railway or other means of transport, posted as a bill for public view. Compare timetable. Now historical.
A book in which a record is kept of the times or durations of particular events; especially a book recording the time worked by employees at a particular workplace.
A disc used to represent or measure time in some way.
A drop in the value of some quantity over time (now rare).
Characteristic or reminiscent of Time magazine, especially in respect of its prose style.
Designating an interval between two points in space-time that can in principle be observed to be separated only by time (that is, to occupy the same point in space as seen by a moving observer); relating to such an interval.
A mark used to indicate or measure time.
(Originally in yachting) a race in which times are adjusted according to an allowance made to reflect differences in size, weight, etc.
The rate at which something takes place over time.
Something time-consuming; a waste of time.
(The occurrence of) a dislocation in the flow of time, in imagination or (especially) as represented in fiction, film, etc., by means of which travel between different periods of time is supposed to be possible; (also) the bringing together of different points in time, as a result of which events at one period may be perceived or experienced at another.
Any of various simple combinations of tap-dancing steps, originally repeated several times in order to set up a rhythm and tempo for accompanying musicians.
A term of an equation in which time (symbol t) is the main variable.
A wage paid on the basis of time worked, rather than the amount of work done.
A word which expresses or specifies time.
Work which is paid for on the basis of the time spent (opposed to piecework).
The time between the reading of the first bits of successive words.
At whatever time
The usual time at which a baby or child is washed in a bath
Indicate or follow a musical tempo with a baton or other means