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  Dictionary Definition of time

noun, adjective, verb, timed, timing.

-- noun
1. the system of those relations which any event has to any other as past, present, or future; indefinite continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.
2. duration regarded as belonging to the present life as distinct from the life to come, or from eternity.
3. a system or method of measuring or reckoning the passage of time.
4. a limited extent of time, as between two successive events: a long time.
5. a particular period considered as distinct from other periods: for the time being.
6. ( often plural ) a period in the history of the world, or contemporary with the life or activities of a notable person: ancient times.
7. ( often plural ) the period or era now (or then) present.
8. ( often plural ) a period considered with reference to its events or prevailing conditions, tendencies, ideas, etc.: hard times.
9. a prescribed or allotted period, as of one's life, for payment of a debt, etc.
10. the normal or expected moment of death.
11. the natural termination of the period of gestation.
12. a period with reference to personal experience of a specified kind: to have a good time.
13. a period of work of an employee, or the pay for it.
14. the period necessary for or occupied by something: to ask for time to consider.
15. leisure or spare time: to have no time.
16. a particular or definite point in time: what time is it?
17. a particular part of a year, day, etc.: Christmas time.
18. an appointed, fit, due, or proper time: there is a time for everything.
19. the particular moment at which something takes place: opening time.
20. an indefinite period in the future: time will tell.
21. the period in which an action is completed, especially a performance in a race: the winner's time was just under four minutes.
22. the right occasion or opportunity: to watch one's time.
23. each occasion of a recurring action or event: to do a thing five times.
24. a. ( plural ) (used as a multiplicative word in phrasal combinations expressing how many instances of a quantity or factor are taken together: four times five ). b. (an expression of a quantitative comparison between two states, qualities, dimensions, etc: four times closer; five times better ).
25. Drama one of the three unities. See unity (def. 10).