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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

punch the clock British & World English

(Of an employee) clock in or out

Time in time British & World English

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

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

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

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

big time British & World English

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

buy time British & World English

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

part-time British & World English

For only part of the usual working day or week

post time British & World English

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

real time British & World English

The actual time during which a process or event occurs

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

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

core time British & World English

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

dead time British & World English

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

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

face time British & World English

Time spent in face-to-face contact with someone

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

keep time British & World English

Play or rhythmically accompany music in time

time was British & World English

There was a time when

time ball British & World English

A timepiece consisting of a sphere which at a certain moment each day is allowed to fall down a vertical rod

time base British & World English

A signal for uniformly and repeatedly deflecting the electron beam of a cathode ray tube

time bomb British & World English

A bomb designed to explode at a preset time

time code British & World English

A coded signal on videotape or film giving information about such things as frame number, time of recording, or exposure

time fuse British & World English

A fuse calculated to burn for or explode a bomb, shell, or explosive charge at a specified time

time lock British & World English

A lock fitted with a device that prevents it from being unlocked until a set time

time off British & World English

Time for rest or recreation away from one’s usual work or studies

time out British & World English

Time for rest or recreation away from one’s usual work or studies

time-poor British & World English

Spending most of one’s time working or busy; lacking free time

time span British & World English

A period of time between fixed points or marked by the continuation of a particular process

time suck British & World English

An inefficient or unproductive activity, process, etc.; a waste of time

time warp British & World English

(Especially in science fiction) an imaginary distortion of space in relation to time whereby people or objects of one period can be moved to another

time-worn British & World English

Damaged or made less interesting or attractive as a result of age or much use

term time British & World English

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

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

two-time British & World English

Deceive or be unfaithful to (a lover or spouse)

good-time British & World English

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

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

hang time British & World English

The number of seconds during which a punted ball is in the air

half-time British & World English

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

lead time British & World English

The time between the initiation and completion of a production process

long-time British & World English

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


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