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Definition of Clock


  1. A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person.
  2. A watch, esp. one that strikes.
  3. The striking of a clock.
  4. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking.
  5. To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
  6. To call, as a hen. See Cluck.
  7. A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarabaeus stercorarius).

Clock Quotations

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. - Sam Levenson
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Sam Levenson

Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
John C. Maxwell

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be.
John Henrik Clarke

In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace - and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles

It's a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don't know about you, but I make plenty. You can't turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.
Mel Gibson
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Clock Translations

clock in Danish is ur
clock in Dutch is uurwerk, klok
clock in Finnish is kello
clock in French is horloge
clock in German is Uhr, Uhr, Taktgeber
clock in Italian is orologio
clock in Norwegian is klokke, ur
clock in Portuguese is pulso de disparo
clock in Spanish is reloh
clock in Swedish is ur, klocka

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