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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

Average leaders inspire people to punch a time clock. Great leaders inspire industry and passion.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

I'm single, and I think that by the time I met someone - if I were ever to meet the right person, which I don't think I will, because I am too fussy - my biological clock means that it will be too late.
Julia Sawalha

And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
George Chapman
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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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