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definition of the word time

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Old English tīma.

Singular
time

Plural
countable and uncountable; times

time (countable and uncountable; plural times)

  1. (uncountable) The inevitable passing of events from past to present then future.
    Time stops for nobody.
    the ebb and flow of time
  2. (uncountable) A quantity of availability in time.
    More time is needed to complete the project.
    You had plenty of time, but you waited until the last minute.
    Are you finished yet? Time’s up!
    Our instructor didn't give us enough time to complete the test.
    The two of us can never find time to see each other any more.
  3. (countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of time.
    Record the individual times for the processes in each batch.
    Only your best time is compared with the other competitors.
    The algorithm runs in O(n2) time.
  4. (uncountable, slang) The serving of a prison sentence.
    The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.
    He is not living at home because he is doing time.
  5. (uncountable) The time of day; the moment in time, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
    Excuse me, have you got the time?
    What time is it, do you guess? Ten o’clock?
    A computer keeps time using a clock battery.
  6. (countable) A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (esp. with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
    It’s time for bed. It’s time to sleep.
    We must wait for the right time.
    It's time we were going.
  7. (countable) The measurement under some system of the time of day or moment in time.
    Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.
    Coordinated Universal Time avoids the complications of Daylight Saving Time.
  8. (countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment in time.
    At what times do the trains arrive?
    These times were erroneously converted between zones.
  9. (countable) An instance or occurrence.
    When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember.
    See you another time.
    That’s three times he’s made the same mistake.
    Okay, but this is the last time. No more after that!
  10. (countable) An experience.
    We had a wonderful time at the party.
  11. (countable) An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
    Roman times; the time of the dinosaurs.
    The time is out of joint... (Hamlet)
    O the times, O the customs! (Cicero)
  12. (uncountable) (with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
    In my time, we respected our elders.
  13. (countable) (in plural) A person's experiences or biography.
    The Life and Times of...
  14. (countable) and (uncountable) The means by which the motion of two or more elements of matter are measured relative to one another in space.
    Source: Reality of Time - A Definitive Explanation Copyright (c) 1996 by Robert D. Boyd, 808 Lundy's Lane, Mobile, AL 36606. ISBN 0-9620197-5-5.


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