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Overview of noun time

The noun time has 10 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (219) time, clip

(an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip")

2. (160) time

(a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something; "take time to smell the roses"; "I didn't have time to finish"; "it took more than half my time")

3. (114) time

(an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time")

4. (43) time

(a suitable moment; "it is time to go")

5. (36) time

(the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past)

6. (10) time

(a person's experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together")

7. (7) clock time, time

(a reading of a point in time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock")

8. (5) fourth dimension, time

(the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event)

9. (1) meter, metre, time

(rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration)

10. prison term, sentence, time

(the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail")


Overview of verb time

The verb time has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) clock, time

(measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time; "he clocked the runners")

2. (3) time

(assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene")

3. (1) time

(set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely")

4. time

(regulate or set the time of; "time the clock")

5. time

(adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time; "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely")

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