time

n.
unlimited duration
entire period of existence

1) time flies; passes

2) in time (we exist in time and space)

unlimited future period

3) time will tell (time will tell if we are right)

4) in time (in time everything will be forgotten)

moment
fixed moment
appropriate moment

5) to fix, set, specify a time for (to fix a time for a meeting)

6) to bide ('wait patiently for') one's time

7) bedtime; curtain time; lunchtime; starting time

8) the appointed; present; right; wrong time

9) a closing; opening time

10) a time for (it's time for lunch)

11) time to + inf. (it's time for us to leave)

12) time that + clause (it's high time that she returned home)

13) at a certain time (at a bad time; at the present time; at that time; at any old time)

14) by a certain time (by that time he had left)

15) (misc.) in good time; in plenty of time ('early enough')

duration
period
interval

16) to pass, spend time (she spends her time reading)

17) to gain, save time

18) to find time (she somehow finds time to jog every day)

19) to consume, take time (it takes quite a bit of time to get there; how much time will this job take?)

20) to lose; waste time; to fritter away one's time

21) a long; short time

22) ancient; former; olden; prehistoric; recent times (in ancient times)

23) (AE) compensatory time ('free time given to an employee for previously worked overtime') (BE has time off in lieu)

24) (AE) equal time (for political candidates on TV and radio)

25) peak viewing (BE), prime time (what's on TV tonight during prime time?)

26) (a) record time (she ran the distance in record time)

27) released time ('time given for extracurricular activities')

28) travel time ('time spent in going to and returning from work')

29) (the) running time (of a film)

30) time drags

31) time for (will you have time for an interview?)

32) (misc.) to kill time ('to make time pass'); to play for time ('to seek delay'); to take one's time ('to act slowly'); for a time; for the time being ('for now'); time hangs heavy on our hands

conditions during a period

33) bad, difficult, hard, rough times (during/in hard times)

available period

34) free, leisure, spare time (what do you do in your leisure time?)

35) time to + inf. (there is no time to lose; will you have time to see me tomorrow?)

36) time for (time for relaxation; I have no time for my family)

period worked

37) full time; overtime; part time (I work part time)

38) lost time (to make up lost time; or: to make up for lost time)

period of serving, service

39) to do, serve time (to do/serve time in prison)

tempo, rhythm

40) to beat, keep time (to music, to a song)

41) (mus.) common time

42) (usu. mil.) double; quick time (quick time, march!)

43) in time to (the music)

system of measuring duration

44) to keep, show, tell time (a clock tells time; my watch keeps good time)

45) central (US); daylight-saving (AE), summer (BE); eastern (US); Greenwich (mean); local; mountain (US); Pacific (US); solar; standard (AE) time

schedule

46) ahead of time

47) behind time

48) in time for (we arrived in time for the concert)

49) on time (they got there on time)

experience

50) to have a (good) time

51) a good, great, lovely time (we had a great time on our trip)

52) a bad, rough, tough, unpleasant time

timeout

(sports)

53) to call time

occasion

54) the first; last; next time; that; this time

end of pregnancy

55) her time is near

misc.

56) at the same time ('however'); at times ('occasionally'); for the time being ('at present'); from time immemorial ('from the earliest period'); in good time ('when appropriate'); in no time ('very soon'); to have the time of one's life ('to enjoy oneself thoroughly'); to keep up with the times ('to keep abreast of the latest developments'); to make good time ('to travel quickly'); to make time with smb. (esp. AE; colloq.) ('to be successful in attracting smb.'); to mark time ('to be inactive'); time and time again; or time after time ('frequently'); to live on borrowed time ('to live beyond the expected time of death'); pressed for time ('in a hurry'); to work against time ('to work to meet a deadline'); the time is ripe for action ('it is time to act'); he died before his time ('he died prematurely') USAGE NOTES:

1) The phrase in time can mean 'eventually'--in time everything will be forgotten.

2) The phrase in time can also mean 'with some time to spare'--we arrived in time for the concert.

3) The phrase on time means 'neither early nor late'--they got there on time.

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[taɪm]
curtain time
for a time
former
lunchtime
olden
opening time
passes
prehistoric
save time
short time
starting time
to fritter away one's time
waste time
wrong time
time hangs heavy on our hands
for the time being ('at present')
in plenty of time ('early enough')
to take one's time ('to act slowly')
to play for time ('to seek delay')
daylight-saving (AE)
summer (BE)
part time (I work part time)
eastern (US)
tell time (a clock tells time; my watch keeps good time)
rough times (during/in hard times)
recent times (in ancient times)
take time (it takes quite a bit of time to get there; how much time will this job take?)
quick time (quick time, march!)
spend time (she spends her time reading)
serve time (to do/serve time in prison)
specify a time for (to fix a time for a meeting)
keep time (to music, to a song)
spare time (what do you do in your leisure time?)
prime time (what's on TV tonight during prime time?)
(misc.) in good time
(mus.) common time
(usu mil.) double
['available period'] free
['conditions during a period'] bad
['duration'] ['period'] ['interval'] to pass
['moment'] ['fixed moment'] ('appropriate moment') to fix
['period of serving, service'] to do
['period worked'] full time
['system of measuring duration'] to keep
['tempo, rhythm'] to beat
['unlimited duration'] ['entire period of existence'] time flies
a closing
a long
ancient
bedtime
the appointed
to bide ('wait patiently for') one's time
to consume
to gain
to lose
time drags
released time ('time given for extracurricular activities')
travel time ('time spent in going to and returning from work')
(misc.) to kill time ('to make time pass')
peak viewing (BE)
(AE) compensatory time (BE has time off in lieu; 'free time given to an employee for previously worked overtime')
central (US)
at a certain time (at a bad time; at the present time; at that time; at any old time)
by a certain time (by that time he had left)
(AE) equal time (for political candidates on TV and radio)
in time (in time everything will be forgotten)
time that + clause (it's high time that she returned home)
a time for (it's time for lunch)
(the) running time (of a film)
(a) record time (she ran the distance in record time)
to find time (she somehow finds time to jog every day)
in time to (the music)
time to + inf. (there is no time to lose; will you have time to see me tomorrow?)
lost time (to make up lost time; or: to make up for lost time)
time for (time for relaxation; I have no time for my family)
['unlimited future period'] time will tell (time will tell if we are right)

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