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Definition of "clock" []

  • An instrument other than a watch for measuring or indicating time, especially a mechanical or electronic device having a numbered dial and moving hands or a digital display. (noun)
  • A time clock. (noun)
  • A source of regularly occurring pulses used to measure the passage of time, as in a computer. (noun)
  • Any of various devices that indicate measurement, such as a speedometer or a taximeter. (noun)
  • A biological clock. (noun)
  • A timepiece, usually free-standing, hanging, or built into a tower, having mechanically or electrically driven pointers that move constantly over a dial showing the numbers of the hours (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any clocklike device for recording or measuring, such as a taximeter or pressure gauge (noun)
  • The downy head of a dandelion that has gone to seed (noun)
  • An electrical circuit that generates pulses at a predetermined rate (noun)
  • An electronic pulse generator that transmits streams of regular pulses to which various parts of the computer and its operations are synchronized (noun)
  • To strike, esp on the face or head (verb)
  • To see or notice (verb)
  • To record (time) as with a stopwatch, esp in the calculation of speed (verb)
  • To feed a clock pulse to (a digital device) in order to cause it to switch to a new state (verb)

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Use "clock" in a sentence
  • "*kisses to beautiful peoples under the 12 clock clock* *especially my favourite one*"
  • "In fact, the word clock comes from the Latin clocca, which means bell."
  • "The clock might be a little harder to read (at lest until you get used to it), but if you something colorful in your decor then this clock is a must."