Synonyms of time in English:

time

noun

  • 1 what time is it?
    hour
    dated o'clock
  • 5 I've known a lot of women in my time
    lifetime, life, life span, allotted span, days, time on earth, existence, threescore years and ten; this mortal coil
    informal born days

verb

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  • 3 he timed it—it took two minutes and forty-three seconds
    measure, put a stopwatch on, meter, count
    informal clock

Phrases

ahead of time

the bridge was declared ready seven months ahead of time
[Antonyms] behind time late
earlyearlier than expectedearlier than requiredin good timewith time to sparetimelyin advancesoonerin readinessalready

ahead of one's/its time

he broke all the rules and achieved an effect that was way ahead of its time
[Antonyms] behind the times
revolutionaryavant-gardefuturisticinnovatoryinnovativeinnovationaltrailblazingpioneeringgroundbreakingdisruptiveultra-modernadvancedhighly developedthe latestnewthe newestup to the minute

all the time

he works all the time
[Antonyms] never, intermittently
constantlythe entire timearound the clockday and nightnight and day{morning, noon, and night}{day in, day out}at all timesalwayswithout a breakceaselesslyendlesslyincessantlyperpetuallypermanentlyinterminablyunceasinglycontinuouslycontinuallyeternallyunremittinglyremorselesslyrelentlessly informal24/7 archaicwithout surcease

at one time

at the same time

at times

she is at times cruel and ruthless
[Antonyms] constantly
sometimesoccasionallyfrom time to time(every) now and then/againevery so often(every) once in a whileon occasionon occasionson the odd occasionoff and onat intervalsperiodicallysporadicallyspasmodicallyerraticallyirregularlyintermittentlyin/by fits and startsfitfullydiscontinuouslypiecemeal rareinterruptedly

behind time

she was behind time and had to rush
[Antonyms] ahead of time early
latenot on timebehindbehind schedulebehind targetbehindhanddelayedrunning lateoverduebelatedtardyunpunctualslowdilatory

behind the times

the children considered Dad to be behind the times
[Antonyms] up to date, ahead of one's time
old-fashionedoutmodedout of fashionout of dateunfashionablefrumpishfrumpyout of styleoutdateddatedoutoutwornoldformerdeadmustyold-timeold-worldbehindhandpastbygonearchaicobsolescentobsoleteancientantiquatedsuperannuateddefunctmedievalprehistoricantediluvianold-fogeyishold-fangledconservativebackward-lookingquaintanachronisticcrustedfeudalfustymoth-eatenolde worldeFrenchdémodévieux jeupassé informalold hatsquarenot with itout of the arkcreakymouldyNorth American informalhorse-and-buggyclunkyrinky-dinkmossy archaicsquare-toed

for the time being

the sale has been cancelled for the time being, at least until prices recover
[Antonyms] permanently
for nowfor the momentfor the presentin the interimfor the noncein/for the meantimein the meanwhilefor a short timefor a short/little whilebrieflymomentarilyfleetinglytemporarilyprovisionallypro tem informalfor the minuteLatinpro temporead interimFrenchen attendant

from time to time

all children act up from time to time
[Antonyms] constantly
sometimesoccasionally(every) now and then/againevery so often(every) once in a whileon occasionon occasionson the odd occasionoff and onat timesat intervalsperiodicallysporadicallyspasmodicallyerraticallyirregularlyintermittentlyin/by fits and startsfitfullydiscontinuouslypiecemeal rareinterruptedly

in no time

you'll have perfect-looking skin in no time I can run there and back in no time
[Antonyms] not for a while, slowly
(very) soonin a secondin a minutein a momentin a tricein a flashshortlyany secondany minuteany minute nowin a short timein an instantin less than no timein no time at allin next to no timebefore you know itbefore long(very) quicklyrapidlyswiftlyat the speed of lightsuddenlyimmediatelyinstantlyinstantaneouslypromptlywithout delaypost-hasteNorth Americanmomentarily informalin a jiffyin a secin a nanosecondin two shakesin two shakes of a lamb's tailbefore you can say Jack Robinsonbefore you can say knifein the twinkling of an eyein a twinklingin the blink of an eyein a blinkin the wink of an eyein a winkBritish informalin a tickin two ticksin a moNorth American informalin a snap

in good time

we'll be there in good time
[Antonyms] late
punctual(ly)prompt(ly)on timeearlywith time to spareahead of timebefore the appointed timeahead of schedule

in time

  • 1 I came back in time for Molly's party
    early enough, in good time, punctually, promptly, on time, not too late, with time to spare, at the appointed/right time, on schedule
    I came back in time for Molly's party
    [Antonyms] late

many a time

many a time they had gone to bed hungry
[Antonyms] occasionally
frequentlyoftenrepeatedlyagain and againover and over (again)time and (time) againtime after timemany timeson many occasionsmany times over{day in, day out}day after day{week in, week out}night and dayall the timepersistentlyrecurrentlyconstantlycontinuallyregularlyNorth AmericanoftentimesLatinad nauseam literarymany a time and oftoftoft-times

on time

the train was on time we paid our bills on time
[Antonyms] late
punctual(ly)prompt(ly)in timein good timeto/on schedulewhen expectedtimelywell timed informalon the dotBritish informalbang/spot on time

time after time

the camera produces excellent results time after time
[Antonyms] sporadically never
repeatedlyagain and againover and over (again)time and (time) againfrequentlyoftenmany timesmany a timeon many occasionsmany times over{day in, day out}day after day{week in, week out}night and dayall the timepersistentlyrecurrentlyconstantlycontinuallyregularlyNorth AmericanoftentimesLatinad nauseam literarymany a time and oftoftoft-times

Word links

chrono- related prefix, as in chronograph
horology study of time
chronometry horology measurement of time
chronophobia fear of time

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