Synonyms of time in English:



  • 1 what time is it?
    dated o'clock
  • 2 late at night was the best time to leave
    moment, point, point in time, occasion, hour, minute, second, instant, juncture, stage
  • 3 he worked there for a time
    while, spell, stretch, stint, span, season, interval, period, period of time, length of time, duration, phase, stage, term, patch
  • 4 the time of the dinosaurs
    era, age, epoch, period, years, days; generation, date
  • 5 I've known a lot of cats in my time
    lifetime, life, life span, days, time on earth, existence
  • 6 he had been a professional actor in his time
    heyday, day, best days, best years, glory days, prime, peak, Golden Age
  • 7 (the times) the times are a-changing
    conditions, circumstances; life, the state of affairs, the way of the world
  • 8 tunes in waltz time
    rhythm, tempo, beat; meter, measure, pattern
  • verb

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  • 1 the events were timed perfectly
    schedule, set, set up, arrange, organize, coordinate, fix, line up, slot in, prearrange, timetable, plan; slate
  • 2 we timed ourselves to prepare for the race
    measure, clock, record one's time
  • Word links

    chronological, temporal1 relating to time
    horology the study and measurement of time


    ahead of time

    get to the airport ahead of timeearlyin good timewith time to sparein advance

    ahead of one's/its time

    Leonardo was ahead of his time in almost all endeavors a laser procedure that is ahead of its timerevolutionaryavant-gardefuturisticinnovatoryinnovativetrailblazingpioneeringgroundbreakingadvancedcutting edge

    all the time

    the neighbors' dog barks all the timeconstantlythe entire timearound/round the clockday and nightnight and day‘morning, noon, and night’‘day in, day out’at all timesalwaysnonstopwithout a breakceaselesslyendlesslyunfailinglyincessantlyperpetuallypermanentlyinterminablycontinuouslycontinuallyeternallyunremittinglyremorselesslyrelentlesslyunrelentingly informal24-7 archaicwithout surcease

    at one time

    she was a nurse at one timeformerlypreviouslyoncein the pastat one pointonce upon a timetime was whenone fine dayin days/times gone byin times pastin the (good) old dayslong agoback in the day literaryin days/times of yore archaicerstwhilewhilom

    at the same time

  • 1.1 they arrived at the same time
    simultaneously, at the same instant, at the same moment, together, all together, as a group, at once, at one and the same time; in unison, in concert, in chorus, in synchrony, as one, in tandem
  • 2.1 Curt seems like a nice guy—at the same time I'm not sure I would trust him
    nonetheless, even so, however, but, still, yet, though, on the other hand; in spite of that, despite that, be that as it may, for all that, that said; notwithstanding, regardless, anyway, anyhow, still and all
  • at times

    she is at times cruel and ruthlessoccasionallysometimesfrom time to timenow and thenevery so oftenonce in a whileon occasionoff and onat intervalsperiodicallysporadically

    behind the times

    the older I get, the less I think my parents are behind the timesold-fashionedout of dateoutmodedoutdateddatedoldpassé informalsquarenot with itold-schoolhorse-and-buggyfusty

    for the time being

    we're living in the cottage for the time beingfor nowfor the momentfor the presentin the interimfor the noncein/for the meantimein the meanwhilefor a short timebrieflytemporarilyprovisionallypro tem

    from time to time

    in no time

    I'll be dressed in no time(very) soonin a secondin an instantin a minutein a momentin a tricein a flashshortlyany secondany minute (now)momentarily informalin a jiffyin a secin two shakes of a lamb's tailin a snap formaldirectly

    in good time

    don't worry, Father will get here in good timepunctuallypromptlyon timeearlywith time to spareahead of timeahead of schedule

    in time

  • 1.1 I came back in time for the party
    early enough, in good time, punctually, on time, not too late, with time to spare, on schedule
  • 2.1 in time, she'll forgot about it
    eventually, in the end, in due course, by and by, finally, after a while; one day, some day, sometime, sooner or later
  • many a time

    many a time they had gone to bed hungryfrequentlyregularlyoftenvery oftenall the timehabituallycustomarilyroutinelyagain and againtime and againover and over againrepeatedlyrecurrentlycontinuallyoftentimes literaryoftofttimes

    on time

    please make sure you show up to class, and be on timepunctuallyin good timeto/on schedulewhen expectedon the dot

    time after time

    the camera produces excellent results time after timerepeatedlyfrequentlyoftenagain and againover and over (again)time and (time) againmany timesmany a timepersistentlyrecurrentlyconstantlycontinuallyoftentimes literaryoftofttimes

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