the system of those sequential relations that any event has to anyother, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous durationregarded as that in which events succeed one another.
duration regarded as belonging to the present life as distinct from thelife to come or from eternity; finite duration.
3.(sometimes initial capital letter) a system or method of measuring orreckoning the passage of time:
mean time; apparent time; Greenwich Time.
4.a limited period or interval, as between two successive events:
a long time.
5.a particular period considered as distinct from other periods:
Youth is the best time of life.
6.Often, times.a period in the history of the world, or contemporary with the lifeor activities of a notable person:
prehistoric times; in Lincoln's time.
the period or era now or previously present:
a sign of the times; How times have changed!
a period considered with reference to its events or prevailingconditions, tendencies, ideas, etc.:
hard times; a time of war.
a prescribed or allotted period, as of one's life, for payment of a debt,etc.
of, relating to, or showing the passage of time.
28.(of an explosive device) containing a clock so that it will detonate atthe desired moment:
a time bomb.
29.Commerce. payable at a stated period of time after presentment:
time drafts or notes.
of or relating to purchases on the installment plan, or with paymentpostponed.
verb (used with object), timed, timing.
31.to measure or record the speed, duration, or rate of:
to time a race.
32.to fix the duration of:
The proctor timed the test at 15 minutes.
33.to fix the interval between (actions, events, etc.):
They timed their strokes at six per minute.
to regulate (a train, clock, etc.) as to time.
35.to appoint or choose the moment or occasion for; schedule:
He timed the attack perfectly.