time itme tmie mtie imte mite tiem item teim etim ietm eitm tmei mtei temi etmi meti emti imet miet iemt eimt meit emit
Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word time. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in time.
Definitions and meaning of time
From Middle Englishtyme, time, from Old Englishtīma(“time, period, space of time, season, lifetime, fixed time, favourable time, opportunity”), from Proto-Germanic*tīmô(“time”), from Proto-Indo-European*deh₂imō, from Proto-Indo-European*deh₂y-(“to divide”). Cognate with Scotstym, tyme(“time”), Alemannic GermanZimen, Zīmmän(“time, time of the year, opportune time, opportunity”), Danishtime(“hour, lesson”), Swedishtimme(“hour”), Norwegiantime(“time, hour”), Faroesetími(“hour, lesson, time”), Icelandictími(“time, season”). Cognate with tide.
(Can we verify(+) this pronunciation?)(Tasmanian) IPA(key): /tɜːm/
time (countable and uncountable, pluraltimes)
(uncountable) The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present and past events.
1937, Delmore Schwartz, Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day
Time is the fire in which we burn.
(physics, usually uncountable) A dimension of spacetime with the opposite metric signature to space dimensions; the fourth dimension.
1895, H.G. Wells, The Time Machine, →ISBN, page 35
So long as I travelled at a high velocity through time, this scarcely mattered; I was, so to speak, attenuated — was slipping like a vapour through the interstices of intervening substances!
2010, Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, W. W. Norton & Company →ISBN, page 204
We all have a visceral understanding of what it means for the universe to have multiple space dimensions, since we live in a world in which we constantly deal with a plurality — three. But what would it mean to have multiple times? Would one align with time as we presently experience it psychologically while the other would somehow be "different"?
(physics, uncountable) Change associated with the second law of thermodynamics; the physical and psychological result of increasing entropy.
2012, Robert Zwilling, Natural Sciences and Human Thought, Springer Science & Business Media →ISBN, page 80
Eventually time would also die because no processes would continue, no light would flow.
2015, Highfield, Arrow Of Time, Random House →ISBN
Given the connection between increasing entropy and the arrow of time, does the Big Crunch mean that time would run backwards as soon as collapse began?
(physics, uncountable, reductionistic definition) The property of a system which allows it to have more than one distinct configuration.
A duration of time.
(uncountable) A quantity of availability of duration.
1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant[…]
(countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
1938, Richard Hughes, In Hazard
The shock of the water, of course, woke him, and he swam for quite a time.
(uncountable, slang) The serving of a prison sentence.
(countable) An experience.
(countable) An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
63 BC, Cicero, First Oration against Catiline (translation)
O the times, O the customs!
1601, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The time is out of joint
(uncountable, with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
(only in singular, sports and figuratively) Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
An instant of time.
(uncountable) How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
(countable) A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
(countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment.
(countable) An instance or occurrence.
2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
One more time.
(Britain, in public houses) Closing time.
The hour of childbirth.
She was within little more than one month of her time.
(as someone's time) The end of someone's life, conceived by the speaker as having been predestined.
It was his time.
(countable) The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
(countable) Ratio of comparison.
(grammar, dated) Tense.
1823, Lindley Murray, Key to the Exercises Adapted to Murray's English Grammar, Fortland, page 53f.:
Though we have, in the notes under the thirteenth rule of the Grammar, explained in general the principles, on which the time of a verb in the infinitive mood may be ascertained, and its form determined; [...]
1829, Benjamin A. Gould, Adam's Latin Grammar, Boston, page 153:
The participles of the future time active, and perfect passive, when joined with the verb esse, were sometimes used as indeclinable; thus, [...]
(music) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.
some few lines set unto a solemn time
For the number of occurrences and the ratio of comparison, once and twice are typically used instead of one time and two times. Thrice is uncommon but not obsolescent, and is still common in Indian English.
Typical collocations with time or time expressions.
spend - To talk about the length of time of an activity.
- We spent a long time driving along the motorway.
- I've spent most of my life working here. (Time expression)
take - To talk about the length of time of an activity.
- It took a long time to get to the front of the queue. See also - take one's time
- It only takes five minutes to get to the shop from here. (Time expression)
- How long does it take to do that? (Time expression)
waste - see waste time
For quotations using this term, see Citations:time.
Sranan Tongo: ten
See time/translations § Noun.
time (third-person singular simple presenttimes, present participletiming, simple past and past participletimed)
To measure or record the time, duration, or rate of.
I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.
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.
There is surely no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things.
(obsolete) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
1861, John Greenleaf Whittier, At Port Royal
With oar strokes timing to their song.
(obsolete) To pass time; to delay.
To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
1717, Joseph Addison, Metamorphoses
Who overlooked the oars, and timed the stroke.
To measure, as in music or harmony.
(to measure time):clock
(to choose the time for):set
(tennis)Reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause.
The umpire's call in prizefights, etc.
A call by a bartender to warn patrons that the establishment is closing and no more drinks will be served.
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METI, emit, it me, item, mite
From Old Norsetími, from Proto-Germanic*tīmô(“time”), cognate with Swedishtimme, Englishtime. From Proto-Indo-European*deh₂y-, specifically Proto-Indo-European*deh₂imō. The Germanic noun *tīdiz(“time”) is derived from the same root.
Borrowed from Englishteam, from Middle Englishteme, from Old Englishtēam(“child-bearing, offspring, brood, set of draught animals”), from Proto-Germanic*taumaz(“that which draws or pulls”), from Proto-Germanic*taugijaną, *tugōną, *teuhōną, *teuhaną(“to lead, bring, pull, draw”), from Proto-Indo-European*dewk-(“to pull, lead”).
(Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃi.mi/
(South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃi.me/
(Brazil, chiefly sports) a team
(Brazil, informal) sexual orientation
First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of timar.
Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of timar.
Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of timar.