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Definition of Time


  1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
  2. A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
  3. The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
  4. The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
  5. A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
  6. Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
  7. Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four times; four times four, or sixteen.
  8. The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
  9. Tense.
  10. The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
  11. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
  12. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
  13. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
  14. To measure, as in music or harmony.
  15. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
  16. To pass time; to delay.

Time Quotations

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Dr. Seuss

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. - Mary Kay Ash
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
Mary Kay Ash

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Bil Keane

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
Steve Jobs

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Bruce Lee
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Time Translations

time in Afrikaans is maal, keer, tyd, uur
time in Danish is tid, time, gang
time in Dutch is keer, maal
time in Finnish is aika, kerta, tunti
time in German is zeitlich, Zeit, Zeit
time in Italian is tempo, epoca, cronologico, marchio, lezione, tatto
time in Latin is aetas, tempus temporis, hora, tractus
time in Norwegian is tid, time
time in Portuguese is tempo
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