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Definition of "time" [time]

  • A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. (noun)
  • An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration: a long time since the last war; passed the time reading. (noun)
  • A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval: ran the course in a time just under four minutes. (noun)
  • A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes: checked her watch and recorded the time, 6:17 A.M. (noun)
  • A system by which such intervals are measured or such numbers are reckoned: solar time. (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.

Use "time" in a sentence
  • "I. i.162 (366,9) And what's to come of my despised time] [W: despited] _Despised time_, is _time of no value_; time in which"
  • "A short time later, Grassley sent, "Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said \'time to delivr on healthcare\ 'When you are a \'hammer\' u think evrything is NAIL I\'m no NAIL."'"
  • "The next time it checks it will wait for _slightly less time_ before it checks again."