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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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  1. Attorney Bill Moran:

    I couldn't have come up with a conspiracy that kooky if I took the next week off from sleeping and dedicated that time solely to freebasing paint.

  2. Chris Fisher:

    This is another demonstration that this is the 21st Century and we still know so little about our world and there is still so much to be discovered, this city is in a highly trafficked area of Mexico and nobody knew that it was right there the whole time.

  3. Dante Disparte:

    We are focused on moving forward and continuing to build a strong association of some of the world's leading enterprises, social impact organizations and other stakeholders, although the makeup of the Association members may grow and change over time, the design principle of Libra's governance and technology, along with the open nature of this project ensures the Libra payment network will remain resilient.

  4. Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip:

    There are still many patients arising from Daegu and nearby regions ... and sporadic infections continue to emerge elsewhere, though they're not spreading as fast, in fact, now is the time to concentrate all our capabilities to bring a clear reduction in infections.

  5. Navdeep Bains:

    As a Sikh, wearing the turban is considered one of the most dutiful acts for a person of the faith and I am proud to represent my community. Unfortunately these types of incidents do occur from time to time to minorities in particular. But it should never become the norm, i will continue to promote diversity and inclusion across the country as our government has done since we took office.

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