Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future,

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  1. The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
  2. A duration of time.
    1. A quantity of availability of duration.
      1. A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
        1. The serving of a prison sentence.
    2. An experience.
      1. An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
        1. A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
    3. Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
  3. An instant of time.
    1. How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
      1. A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
        1. A numerical indication of a particular moment.
    2. An instance or occurrence.
      1. Closing time.
    3. The hour of childbirth.
      1. The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
  4. Ratio of comparison.
  5. Tense.
  6. The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.


  1. To measure or record the time, duration, or rate of.
    I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.
  2. 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.
  3. To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
  4. To pass time; to delay.
  5. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
  6. To measure, as in music or harmony.


  1. reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause

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