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Definizione monolingua e traduzione time

Inglese grammatica



time (third-person singular simple present times, present participle timing, simple past and past participle timed)

  1. To measure seconds, hours etc passed, especially using a clock of some kind.
  2. To choose how long something lasts.
    The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Super Bowl.
    The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.

time (countable and uncountable; plural times)

  1. (uncountable) The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
    Time stops for nobody.
    the ebb and flow of time
    Time is the fire in which we burn. — Delmore Schwartz, Calmly We Walk Through This Aprils Day
  2. (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!
    Our instructor didnt give us enough time to complete the test.
    The two of us can never find time to see each other any more.
  3. (countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
    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.
  4. (uncountable, slang) 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.
  5. (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.
  6. (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.
    Its time we were going.
  7. (countable) The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
    Lets synchronize our watches so were not on different time.
  8. (countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment.
    At what times do the trains arrive?
    These times were erroneously converted between zones.
  9. (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!
  10. (countable) Ratio of comparison.
    Your car runs three times faster than mine.
    That is four times as heavy as this.
  11. (countable) An experience.
    We had a wonderful time at the party.
  12. (countable) An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
    Roman times; the time of the dinosaurs.
    The time is out of joint... (Hamlet)
    O the times, O the customs! (Cicero)
  13. (uncountable) (with possessive) A persons youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
    In my time, we respected our elders.


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