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Rime

Frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapour in cloud or fog.
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Time

Time is the continued sequence of existence and events that occurs in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future. It is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience.
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Rime

Archaic spelling of rhyme
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Time

The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole
Travel through space and time
One of the greatest wits of all time
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Rime

Cover (an object) with hoar frost
He does not brush away the frost that rimes his beard
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Time

A point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon
The time is 9.30
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Rime

Archaic spelling of rhyme
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Time

Time as allotted, available, or used
It would be a waste of time
We need more time
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Rime

A white incrustation of ice formed when supercooled water droplets freeze almost instantly on contact with a solid surface.
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Time

An instance of something happening or being done; an occasion
This is the first time I have got into debt
The nurse came in four times a day
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Rime

A coating, as of mud or slime, likened to a frosty film
"A meal couldn't leave us feeling really full unless it laid down a rime of fat globules in our mouths and stomachs" (James Fallows).
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Time

(following a number) expressing multiplication
Eleven times four is forty-four
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Rime

Variant of rhyme.
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Time

The rhythmic pattern of a piece of music, as expressed by a time signature
Tunes in waltz time
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Rime

To cover with or as if with frost or ice
"heavy [shoes] rimed with mud and cement ... from the building site" (Seamus Deane).
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Time

Plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done
The bomb had been timed to go off an hour later
The first track race is timed for 11.15
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Rime

(meteorology) Ice formed by the rapid freezing of cold water droplets of fog on to a cold surface.
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Time

Measure the time taken by (a process or activity, or a person doing it)
I timed how long it took to empty that tanker
We were timed and given certificates according to our speed
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Rime

(meteorology) A coating or sheet of ice so formed.
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Time

(of a computer or a program) cancel an operation automatically because a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event happening
Some networks will time out if they don't see activity going to the printer
Connections are timed out when they're not in use
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Rime

A film or slimy coating.
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Time

A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
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Rime

Rhyme.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in the 18th century.
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Time

An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration
A long time since the last war.
Passed the time reading.
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Rime

(linguistics) The second part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset.
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Time

A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval
Ran the course in a time just under four minutes.
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Rime

A step of a ladder; a rung.
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Time

A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes
Checked her watch and recorded the time, 6:17 AM.
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Rime

(obsolete) A rent or long aperture; a chink, fissure, or crack.
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Time

A system by which such intervals are measured or such numbers are reckoned
Solar time.
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Rime

To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.
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Time

Often times An interval, especially a span of years, marked by similar events, conditions, or phenomena; an era
Hard times.
A time of troubles.
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Rime

Obsolete form of rhyme#Verb
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Time

Times The present with respect to prevailing conditions and trends
You must change with the times.
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Rime

A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.
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Time

A suitable or opportune moment or season
A time for taking stock of one's life.
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Rime

White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor.
The trees were now covered with rime.
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Time

Periods or a period designated for a given activity
Harvest time.
Time for bed.
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Rime

A step or round of a ladder; a rung.
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Time

Periods or a period necessary or available for a given activity
I have no time for golf.
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Rime

Rhyme. See Rhyme.
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Time

A period at one's disposal
Do you have time for a chat?.
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Rime

To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.
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Time

An appointed or fated moment, especially of death or giving birth
He died before his time. Her time is near.
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Rime

To rhyme. See Rhyme.
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Time

One of several instances
Knocked three times.
Addressed Congress for the last time before retirement.
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Rime

Ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
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Time

Times Used to indicate the number of instances by which something is multiplied or divided
This tree is three times taller than that one. My library is many times smaller than hers.
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Rime

Correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
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Time

One's lifetime.
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Rime

Be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable;
Hat and cat rhyme
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Time

One's period of greatest activity or engagement.
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Rime

Compose rhymes
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Time

A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion
Had a good time at the party.
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Time

A period of military service.
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Time

A period of apprenticeship.
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Time

(Informal) A prison sentence.
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Time

The customary period of work
Hired for full time.
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Time

The period spent working.
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Time

The hourly pay rate
Earned double time on Sundays.
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Time

The period during which a radio or television program or commercial is broadcast
"There's television time to buy" (Brad Goldstein).
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Time

The rate of speed of a measured activity
Marching in double time.
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Time

The meter of a musical pattern
Three-quarter time.
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Time

The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played; the tempo.
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Time

Chiefly British The hour at which a pub closes.
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Time

(Sports) A time-out.
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Time

Of, relating to, or measuring time.
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Time

Constructed so as to operate at a particular moment
A time release.
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Time

Payable on a future date or dates.
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Time

Of or relating to installment buying
Time payments.
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Time

To set the time for (an event or occasion).
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Time

To adjust to keep accurate time.
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Time

To adjust so that a force is applied or an action occurs at the desired time
Timed his swing so as to hit the ball squarely.
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Time

To record the speed or duration of
Time a runner.
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Time

To set or maintain the tempo, speed, or duration of
Time a manufacturing process.
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Time

To speculate based on the anticipated short-term performance of (a market)
Time the stock market.
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Time

(uncountable) The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present and past events.
Time stops for nobody.
The ebb and flow of time
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Time

A dimension of spacetime with the opposite metric signature to space dimensions; the fourth dimension.
Both science-fiction writers and physicists have written about travel through time.
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Time

Change associated with the second law of thermodynamics; the physical and psychological result of increasing entropy.
Time slows down when you approach the speed of light.
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Time

The property of a system which allows it to have more than one distinct configuration.
An essential definition of time should entail neither speed nor direction, just change.
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Time

A duration of time.
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Time

(uncountable) A quantity of availability of duration.
More time is needed to complete the project.
You had plenty of time, but you waited until the last minute.
Are you finished yet? Time’s up!
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Time

(countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
A long time;
Record the individual times for the processes in each batch.
Only your best time is compared with the other competitors.
The algorithm runs in O(n2) time.
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Time

The serving of a prison sentence.
The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.
He is not living at home because he is doing time.
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Time

(countable) An experience.
We had a wonderful time at the party.
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Time

(countable) An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
Roman times;
The time of the dinosaurs
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Time

A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
In my time, we respected our elders.
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Time

Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
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Time

An instant of time.
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Time

(uncountable) How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
Excuse me, have you got the time?
What time is it, do you guess? Ten o’clock?
A computer keeps time using a clock battery.
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Time

(countable) A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
It’s time for bed;
It’s time to sleep;
We must wait for the right time;
It's time we were going
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Time

(countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment.
At what times do the trains arrive?;
These times were erroneously converted between zones
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Time

(countable) An instance or occurrence.
When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember.
See you another time;
That’s three times he’s made the same mistake
Okay, but this is the last time. No more after that!
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Time

Closing time.
Last call: it's almost time.
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Time

The hour of childbirth.
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Time

(as someone's time) The end of someone's life, conceived by the speaker as having been predestined.
It was his time.
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Time

(countable) The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.
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Time

(countable) Ratio of comparison.
Your car runs three times faster than mine;
That is four times as heavy as this
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Time

Tense.
The time of a verb
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Time

(music) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.
Common or triple time;
The musician keeps good time.
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Time

To measure or record the time, duration, or rate of.
I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.
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Time

To choose when something begins or how long it lasts.
The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Super Bowl.
The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.
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Time

(obsolete) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
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Time

(obsolete) To pass time; to delay.
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Time

To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
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Time

To measure, as in music or harmony.
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Time

(tennis) Reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause.
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Time

The umpire's call in prizefights, etc.
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Time

A call by a bartender to warn patrons that the establishment is closing and no more drinks will be served.
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Time

Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
The time wasteth [i. e. passes away] night and day.
I know of no ideas . . . that have a better claim to be accounted simple and original than those of space and time.
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Time

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.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets.
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Time

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.
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Time

The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
Believe me, your time is not your own; it belongs to God, to religion, to mankind.
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Time

A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
There is . . . a time to every purpose.
The time of figs was not yet.
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Time

Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
She was within one month of her time.
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Time

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.
Summers three times eight save one.
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Time

The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
Till time and sin together cease.
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Time

Tense.
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Time

The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
Some few lines set unto a solemn time.
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Time

To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things.
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Time

To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
Who overlooked the oars, and timed the stroke.
He was a thing of blood, whose every motionWas timed with dying cries.
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Time

To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
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Time

To measure, as in music or harmony.
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Time

To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
With oar strokes timing to their song.
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Time

To pass time; to delay.
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Time

An instance or single occasion for some event;
This time he succeeded
He called four times
He could do ten at a clip
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Time

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 is his time
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Time

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
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Time

A suitable moment;
It is time to go
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Time

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

The time as given by a clock;
Do you know what time it is?
The time is 10 o'clock
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Time

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

A person's experience on a particular occasion;
He had a time holding back the tears
They had a good time together
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Time

Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
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Time

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
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Time

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
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Time

Assign a time for an activity or event;
The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene
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Time

Set the speed, duration, or execution of;
We time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely
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Time

Regulate or set the time of;
Time the clock
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Time

Adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time;
The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely
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