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Time appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • The third time the three three-toed tree toads tried tying their toes together, the third three-toed tree toad tied the two three-toed tree toads toes to the third toads toes. Then the two tied three-toed tree toads told the third three-toed tree toad that tying their toes together thrilled them to their toe tips.
  • Federal Express is now called FedEx.
    When I retire I'll be a FedEx ex.
    But if I'm an officer when I retire, I'll be an ex Fedex Exec.
    Then after a divorce, my ex-wife will be an ex FedEx exec's ex.
    If I rejoin FedEx in time, I'd be an ex ex FedEx exec.
    When we remarry, my wife will be an ex ex FedEx exec's ex.

Time appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Schwarzkopf vexed Iraq big-time in July. (33 letters)
  • Now is the time for all quick brown dogs to jump over the lazy lynx. (53 letters)
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Time appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Emit Eno one time.
  • Emit no tot on time.
  • Emit a mile, lima time.
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Usage statistics for the noun time:

spoken English53.85%written English46.15% conversational speech46.91%task-oriented speech53.09% imaginative writing54.31%informational writing45.69%
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Time is sometimes a misspelling of times or type.

The word time is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun time

What does time mean as a name of something?

Time is the most common noun in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: times

  1. an instance or single occasion for some event
    • examples: this time he succeeded | he called four times
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of time: clip
    • more generic words: case / example / instance = an occurrence of something
  2. a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • examples: take time to smell the roses | I didn't have time to finish | it took more than half my time | he waited for a long time
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: period / period of time / time period = an amount of time
  3. an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
    • examples: the time of year for planting | he was a great actor in his time
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: period / period of time / time period = an amount of time
    • more specific terms:
      • day = some point or period in time
      • dead = a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
      • hard times = a time of difficulty
      • incarnation = time passed in a particular bodily form
      • wee = a short time
      • patch / piece / spell / while = a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
      • minute / moment / second / bit / mo = an indefinitely short time
      • ephemera = something transitory
      • space age = the age beginning with the first space travel
  4. a suitable moment
    • example: it is time to go
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic words: instant / minute / moment / second = a particular point in time
    • more specific terms:
  5. the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  6. a person's experience on a particular occasion
    • examples: he had a time holding back the tears | they had a good time together
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: experience = an event as apprehended
  7. a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
    • examples: do you know what time it is? | the time is 10 o'clock
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of time: clock time
    • more generic terms: indication / meter reading / reading = a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
    • more specific terms:
    • attributes:
  8. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of time: fourth dimension
    • more generic word: dimension = the magnitude of something in a particular direction
  9. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of time: meter / metre
    • more generic word: rhythmicity = the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
  10. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
    • example: he is doing time in the county jail
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonyms of time: prison term / sentence
    • more generic word: term = a limited period of time
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun time


  1. [uncountable] The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
  2. [uncountable] A quantity of availability in time.
  3. [countable] A measurement of a quantity in time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
  4. [uncountable, slang] The serving of a prison sentence.
  5. [uncountable] How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
  6. [countable] A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
  7. [countable] The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
  8. [countable] A numerical indication of a particular moment.
  9. [countable] An instance or occurrence.
  10. [countable] Ratio of comparison.
  11. [countable] An experience.
  12. [countable] An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
  13. [uncountable] (with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.

Definition of the verb time

What does time mean as a doing word?

Time is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: timed | timing | times

  1. measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of time: clock
    • more generic words: measure / quantify = express as a number or measure or quantity
    • more specific word: mistime = time incorrectly
  2. assign a time for an activity or event
    • example: The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: schedule = plan for an activity or event
  3. set the speed, duration, or execution of
    • example: we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: determine / influence / mold / regulate / shape = shape or influence
  4. regulate or set the time of
    • example: time the clock
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: adjust / correct / set = alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  5. adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
    • example: The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: adjust / correct / set = alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Other definitions of time

What does time also mean?


  1. [tennis] reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause


  1. Time a.k.a. Time Inc. is an American New York-based publishing company. It publishes over 90 magazines, most notably its namesake, Time. Other magazines include Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Fortune, People, InStyle, Life, GOLF Magazine, Southern Living, Essence, This Old House, All You and Entertainment Weekly. It also owns the UK magazine house Time Inc. UK, whose major titles include What's On TV, NME, Country Life, Marie Claire, Wallpaper* and InStyle.
  2. Time Sport International is a French manufacturer of bicycles and cycling equipment, including bicycle frames, cycling shoes, clipless bicycle pedals, cranksets, and gloves.
    • also known as TIME Sport International


Who is Time?

Time: Chris Steele, better known by his stage name Time, is an American indie hip hop artist from Denver, Colorado. He is one of the original members of Dirty Laboratory Productions. He is also one half of the hip hop group Calm.


  1. Time a.k.a. The Time: The Original 7ven is an American funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in Minneapolis in 1981. They are close Prince associates and arguably the most successful artists who have worked with him.
  2. Time was a rock band from Yugoslavia that was formed in 1971 by Dado Topić after leaving his previous band Korni Grupa. The original lineup consisted of, in addition to Topić, Tihomir Pop Asanović, Vedran Božić, Mario Mavrin, Ratko Divjak and Brane Lambert Živković. Time frequently changed lineup and after three albums and many tours disbanded in late 1977 and Dado Topić started his solo career. In 1998 and 2001, Time reunited to play a limited number of live concerts. Now they still play together as a rock trio.

There are other groups with in their name, like Time 2, Time.., Time Uk, Time..., big-time, Time Box, Time Out, Time-out, Fall Time, Free time, Free-Time, Hang Time, Irie Time, Next Time, Over Time, Over-Time, Time Warp, Time Zone, Time-Zone.


"Time" a.k.a. "Manifold: Time" is a 1999 science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is the first of Baxter's Manifold trilogy, although the books can be read in any order because the series takes place in a multiverse.

  • also known as "Time (Manifold 1)", "Time", "Das Multiversum 01. Zeit", Time
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1999
  • released in (16 years ago)
  • award:


  1. "Time" is the thirteenth feature film by South Korean director Kim Ki-duk. It premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on June 30, 2006.
  2. "Time" is a 2007 Malayalam film directed by Shaji Kailas. The movie features Suresh Gopi in a double role together with Vimala Raman, Padmapriya Janakiraman in the lead roles. The music and background score were composed by Rahulraj. The film didn't do well at the box office. The film wasdubbed into Telugu as Police ante Veedera.
  3. "Time" is a 1999 short drama sci-fi thriller film.
  4. "Time" is a drama film directed by Rob Horwitz.


  1. "Time" is the fourth track from the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, and the only song on the album credited to all four members of the band, though the lyrics were written by Roger Waters. It is the final Pink Floyd song credited to all four members and the last to feature Richard Wright on lead vocals until Wearing the Inside Out on The Division Bell. This song is about how time can slip by, but many people do not realize it until it is too late. Roger Waters got the idea when he realized he was no longer preparing for anything in life, but was right in the middle of it. He has described this realisation taking place at ages 28 and 29 in various interviews. It is noted for its long introductory passage of clocks chiming and alarms ringing, recorded as a quadrophonic test by Alan Parsons, not specifically for the album.
  2. "Time" is a concept album by Electric Light Orchestra released in 1981 through Jet Records. The album tells the story, through its songs and lyrics, of a man from the 1980s finding himself in the year 2095 and trying to come to terms with being unable to return and adjusting to his new surroundings.
  3. "Time" is the sixth Japanese studio album by South Korean pop duo Tohoshinki, released by Avex Trax on March 6, 2013. The record was released in four physical versions, each with a theme cover – Version A, a CD+DVD version with music videos; Version B, another CD+DVD version with off-shot movies and live performances; Version C, a CD only version with two bonus tracks; and Version D, a Bigeast fan club limited edition. Musically, Time is primarily an electropop album, with dubstep, electronic dance music, and R&B influences.
  4. "Time" is a studio album by Rod Stewart, it was released on 13 May 2013 in the UK, on 8 May 2013 in Japan under the title "Time: toki no Tabi Hito", and on 7 May 2013 in the US and Canada. The album entered the top 10 in the US and entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1, setting a new British record for the longest gap between chart-topping albums by an artist.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on
    • award: - World Music Award for World’s Best Album nomination for Rod Stewart
  5. "Time" is the 16th studio album by British/American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1995. This album features a unique line-up for the band featuring the addition of former Traffic guitarist Dave Mason and country vocalist Bekka Bramlett, daughter of Delaney and Bonnie, to the line-up. Lindsey Buckingham, who had left Fleetwood Mac in 1987, makes an appearance as a backing vocalist on one track, but Time is the first and only Fleetwood Mac album since 1974's Heroes Are Hard to Find not to feature any contribution from Stevie Nicks. The album also featured drummer Mick Fleetwood's first lead vocal on the seven minute "These Strange Times", produced by Duran Duran producer John Jones, and written with Beach Boys co-writer Ray Kennedy. This album was the first that failed to make the charts in the US as well as their least commercial album in the US, only shipping 50,000 units. The band undertook a worldwide tour in support of the album from July to the end of December 1994, and again from April to September 1995.
  6. "Time" is a song released in 1981 as a single by the Alan Parsons Project. It was from their 1980 album The Turn of a Friendly Card. In the U.S., the song peaked at #15 on the Billboard chart and #14 on Cash Box, making it the group's second most successful single.
  7. "Time" is a song by David Bowie. Written in New Orleans in November 1972 during the American leg of his first Ziggy Stardust tour, it was released as the opening track on Side Two of the album Aladdin Sane in April 1973. An edited version of the song supplanted the release of the single "Drive-In Saturday" in the United States and Japan.
  8. "Time" is a 1986 song recorded by Freddie Mercury, along with "In My Defence", for Dave Clark's musical of the same name. Even though Mercury did not appear in the musical itself, both songs were included on the cast album, and "Time" was also released as a separate single, backed by an instrumental version of the song, and reached #32 on the UK Singles Chart. The single version was later included in the 2000 box set The Solo Collection and the 2006 compilation album Lover of Life, Singer of Songs: The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo.
  9. "Time" is a composition.
  10. "Time" is a song by American rock group Hootie & the Blowfish. It was released in November 1995 as the fourth single from their breakthrough album, Cracked Rear View.
  11. "Time" is Lionel Richie's fifth studio album, released on June 23, 1998. It was a commercial disappointment and selling far fewer copies than any of his previous material.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (16 years ago)
  12. "Time": Dave Clark's "Time" is a concept album based on Dave Clark's 1986 musical "Time". It was released in vinyl as a double LP and in cassette format. The album had never been transferred onto digital format until May 8th, 2012, when a restored edition of the soundtrack, remastered by Adam Vanryne and produced by Dave Clark, was released on iTunes to commemorate the musical's 25th anniversary. This reissue also features a 20-page color booklet.
  13. "Time" is the fourth studio album by the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate. It was released on October 25, 1994 by Metal Blade Records.
    • genre: Heavy metal
    • released on (20 years ago)
  14. "Time" is the seventh studio album of the Japanese boy band Arashi. The album was released on July 11, 2007 in Japan under their record label J Storm in two editions: a limited 2CD version and a regular CD version.
  15. "Time" is the third studio album from Christian rock band Third Day. It was released on August 24, 1999 by Essential Records.
  16. "Time" is a song by Israeli band Izabo. The song represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, but did not make it to the final. The song is described as a pop song with an oriental influence. Frantz writes: "It is surrealistic-postmodern and the tune is close to that of 'Dream Lover' song made popular by Bobby Darin in 1959.
  17. "Time" is the fourth studio album from Chinese singer and songwriter Zhou Bichang. It was released simultaneously in mainland China and Taiwan on July 8, 2009.
  18. "Time" is a musical album of Mikky Ekko.
    • released on
  19. "Time" is a musical EP of Beast.
    • released on
  20. "Time" is an instrumental album released by Steve Howe in 2011.
  21. "Time" is a studio album by Jamaican musician Bunny Rugs, the lead singer of reggae band Third World. The album is released on September 11, 2012 by Raw Edge Productions/VPAL.
  22. "Time" is the eleventh album by R&B band Atlantic Starr, released in 1994. The album was a commercial disappointment and the single "I'll Remember You" only made it to the fifties on Billboard's R&B and pop singles charts.
  23. "Time" is an album by Steeleye Span. The album was released in 1996, after a seven-year hiatus. The impetus for the album was a 25th anniversary reunion tour the year before, during which most of the former members of the band performed together. Maddy Prior was experiencing voice problems so she spoke to Gay Woods, a founding member who had left the band after the first album, to rejoin. Woods initially resisted this move, since she had not performed publicly for some time, but Prior eventually prevailed and Woods returned to the band. The result was only the second Steeleye Span album to feature two female singers, which was used to very good effect on the ironic "Old Maid in the Garrett" and to a lesser extent on "The Prickly Bush" and "The Cutty Wren". Both, Prior and Woods, provide lead vocals on different songs. Priors' voice troubles are reflected in her musical choices on this album; she generally sings less powerfully and in a lower range, but still effectively. Woods also introduced a few Irish elements to the bands' repertoire, including the "Old Maid in the Garrett/Tam Lin reel" and her Bodhran.
  24. "Time" is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield sang on the album, on the songs "In Love Alone" and "Something in Your Eyes", respectively. The song "When Time Was All We Had" is dedicated to Richard's sister, Karen. It was later included on the 3-CD compilation The Ultimate Collection.
  25. "Time" is the third album released by Australian singer-songwriter Peter Andre.


  1. Time is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is part of the region of Jæren. The administrative centre of Time is the town of Bryne.
  2. Time is a village in Pike County, Illinois, United States. The population was 29 at the 2000 census.

There are other places with in their name, like Time.., Time..., Post Time, Time Machine, Pacific Time Zone, Time Warner Center, Good Time Charlie's, Central Standard Time, Pacific Daylight Time, Pacific Standard Time and Time Out Sports Bar #1.


  1. Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and for decades dominated by Henry Luce, who built a highly profitable stable of magazines. A European edition is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney, Australia. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition.
    • also known as Time Magazine, Time Europe, Time Asia
    • some of the awards:
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
    • official website:
  2. time is a command in the Unix operating systems. It is used to determine the duration of execution of a particular command.
  3. Time is the 1,190th strip of Randall Munroe's webcomic xkcd. Beginning with a single frame published at midnight on March 25, 2013, the image was updated periodically for 123 days, ending on July 26 with a total of 3,099 unique images. Each image represented a single frame in a larger story, essentially making the comic a video with an extremely low frame rate.
  4. TIME: In computing, TIME is a command in DOS, OS/2 and Windows that is used to display and set the current system time of the operating system. This command is available in command line interpreters such as COMMAND.COM, CMD.EXE, 4DOS, 4OS2 and 4NT.
  5. Time is a 2006 documentary television series first broadcast on BBC Four in the United Kingdom. It is written and presented by Michio Kaku.

Phrases with Time

  1. Do Time
  2. in time
  3. Me Time
  4. on time
  5. Air time
  6. all-time
  7. Any Time
  8. big time
  9. buy time
  10. Cpu Time
  11. cut time
  12. Did Time
  13. Had Time
  14. Old Time
  15. old-time
  16. one time
  17. one-time
  18. Pea-Time
  19. Run time
  20. run-time

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Time

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Google previewA New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary (1814)

Comprising an Explanation of Terms and Principles of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, and Such Branches of Natural Philosophy as are Susceptible of Mathematical Investigation. With Historical Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Several Departments of These Sciences, and an Account of the Discoveries and Writings of the Most Celebrated Authors, Both Ancient and Modern by Peter Barlow

Since absolute time is a quantity uniformly extended, and, in its own nature, most simple, it is hence represented by mathematicians, to the...

Google previewTheory and Practice (2012)

An Essay in Human Intentionalities by Nathan Rotenstreich

Time is the formal expression of the process indicating the succession of events. ... Time is a content that pertains to a sphere, and this is so because of the material connection between the content 'time' and the other contents that are prior to it ...

Google previewAlpha=omega (2009)

Time Is a Cyclic Oscillation and the New Principle of Inertia by Evan Olsen

Time Is a Cyclic Oscillation and the New Principle of Inertia Evan Olsen. which is used to tell time and its motion is cyclic. For instance the oscillation of a cesium atom has to do with it's under working of cyclic motion of cycles per second or ...



Reaction time is the time elapsed between the appearance of a stimulus and the occurrence of a response of an individual...

Google previewNature's Invisible Forces (1917)

by Thomas H. Ellis

Time is an ever present staff standing midst the eternal past on the one hand, and the eternal future on the other.

Google previewComplex TV (2015)

The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling by Jason Mittell

Time is an essential element of all storytelling but is even more crucial for television.

Google previewEngineering of Intelligent Systems (2001)

14th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2001 Budapest, Hungary, June 4-7, 2001 Proceedings by Laszlo Monostori, Jozsef Vancza, Moonis Ali

Valid time is the time when an event has place in the reality.

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1996)

Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Schedule circle time for a 1 5-20 minute period. If an activity is especially lengthy it can be continued later in the day. 3. Use smooth orderly transitions to ease children in and out of group activities. 4. Use the activity itself to gather the children ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

identified dual aspects of time (being - the “continuity” aspect of Parmenides; and becoming - the “ transcience“ aspect of Heraclitus) that, to this day, are concepts that are unreconciled.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (2005)

by Jack Cazes

Its value is generally determined by an elution time or elution volume of a nonretained solute in the chromatographic system. If the column dead volume is measured by a retention time of a nonretained solute, one can refer to this as a column ...

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Usage statistics for the noun time:

spoken English53.85%written English46.15% conversational speech46.91%task-oriented speech53.09% imaginative writing54.31%informational writing45.69%

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb time:


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Quotes about Time

All in good time!
About time!
High time!
Just a moment!
Just in time!
As we speak!
Time was…
Meantime …
Doing time
Prime time
The time of my life
The test of time
Time’s up!
Time to go!
The end of time
Now then!
Now now! (Stewart McKenzie)
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Scrabble value of T1I1M3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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