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Synonyms for time

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. time, clip(noun)

    an instance or single occasion for some event

    "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"

    magazine, clip, snip, clipping, metre, sentence, prison term, fourth dimension, cartridge holder, meter, cartridge clip, clock time

  2. time(noun)

    a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something

    "take time to smell the roses"; "I didn't have time to finish"; "it took more than half my time"

    metre, clock time, clip, prison term, sentence, fourth dimension, meter

  3. time(noun)

    an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

    "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"

    metre, clock time, clip, prison term, sentence, fourth dimension, meter

  4. time(noun)

    a suitable moment

    "it is time to go"

    metre, clock time, clip, prison term, sentence, fourth dimension, meter

  5. time(noun)

    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

    metre, clock time, clip, prison term, sentence, fourth dimension, meter

  6. time(noun)

    a person's experience on a particular occasion

    "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"

    metre, clock time, clip, prison term, sentence, fourth dimension, meter

  7. clock time, time(noun)

    a reading of a point in time as given by a clock

    "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"

    clip, metre, sentence, prison term, fourth dimension, meter, clock time

  8. fourth dimension, time(noun)

    the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event

    clip, metre, sentence, prison term, fourth dimension, meter, clock time

  9. meter, metre, time(noun)

    rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

    measure, meter, clip, m, cadence, metre, sentence, prison term, fourth dimension, beat, clock time

  10. prison term, sentence, time(verb)

    the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

    "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"

    conviction, clip, condemnation, sentence, prison term, fourth dimension, judgment of conviction, metre, meter, clock time

  11. clock, time(verb)

    measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time

    "he clocked the runners"


  12. time(verb)

    assign a time for an activity or event

    "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"


  13. time(verb)

    set the speed, duration, or execution of

    "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"


  14. time(verb)

    regulate or set the time of

    "time the clock"


  15. time(verb)

    adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time

    "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"



  1. time(verb)


  2. time(verb)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. time

    Sequence and succession apply to events viewed as following one another; time and duration denote something conceived of as enduring while events take place and acts are done. According to the necessary conditions of human thought, events are contained in time as objects are in space, time existing before the event, measuring it as it passes, and still existing when the event is past. Duration and succession are more general words than time; we can speak of infinite or eternal duration or succession, but time is commonly contrasted with eternity. Time is measured or measurable duration.

    age, date, duration, eon, epoch, era, period, season, sequence, succession, term, while

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. time

    period, duration, season, interval, date, opportunity, age, era, occasion, term, space, span, spell

    neverness, eternity, non-duration, indetermination, indeterminableness

Editors Contribution

  1. chron.

    almost all words with the prefix "chron" are related to time.

    chronograph - an instrument used for recording time.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2020  
  2. chrono

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. time(n.)


  2. time(n.)

    spell, season, interval, term, while, space of time

  3. time(n.)

    period, age, era, epoch, date, term

  4. time(n.)

    delivery, parturition, confinement, hour of travail, period of childbirth

  5. time(n.)

    fit season, proper time

  6. time(n.)

    (mus.) measure

  7. time(v. a.)

    adapt to the occasion

  8. time(v. a.)

    regulate (as to time)

  9. time(v. a.)

    note the rate of (with respect to speed)

  10. time(v. a.)

    (mus.) measure

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How to use time in a sentence?

  1. Laurence J. Peter:

    Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.

  2. Alexandra Judd:

    Praying for you, at the bottom of receipt. This did not sit well with Judd, the 20-year-old waitress who got stiffed. Judd, who is a lesbian, crossed out the customer’s name and posted the receipt on her Facebook page. I don't care what anyone says, this is the most disrespectful thing you can do, she posted. Don't pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life. (The post is no longer visible to the public. Judd has either deleted the post or changed her privacy settings.) — SPLC (@splcenter) April 15, 2016 I never expected a hateful gesture like this, Judd told KAUZ. I've had a guest leave me a pamphlet to their church as a tip one time, but I didn't feel as if they were being hateful towards me.

  3. Franky Zapata:

    I hope to see you in England, for another press conference, i hope I will be drier than last time.

  4. Prince Charles:

    I intend to do my utmost to ensure that the message of urgency, systemic change, collaboration and integration is heard, we simply can not waste any more time — the only limit is our willingness to act, and the time to act is now.

  5. Peyton Manning:

    It's been an emotional week, emotional night, and the night is just beginning, i look forward to celebrating with my friends and family and I think I'll take some time after that. Like I said, I am going to enjoy the night, take it one step at a time.

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