- 1the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole
- 2a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon
- 3an instance or occasion of something happening or being done; an event or occurrence
Using time: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "time" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Time flies when you're having fun.
I don't have time to waste.
The train leaves at 3 o'clock.
It's time for dinner.
I had a great time at the party.
time Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using time
We're working against time to finish this project before the deadline.
His ideas are behind the times and no longer relevant.
spend time doing something unimportant or boring while waiting for something else to happen
We played cards to kill time while waiting for the rain to stop.
Phrases with time
I can't stay here all day. Time is money, you know.
Time after time, he has proven himself to be unreliable.
He finished the project in no time at all.
Origins of time
from Old English 'tīma', related to 'tīd' (tide, season)
Summary: time in Brief
The term 'time' [taɪm] refers to the indefinite progress of existence and events, measured in hours and minutes, and instances or occasions of events. It is used in phrases like 'time is money,' emphasizing its value, and idioms like 'against time,' denoting a race against a deadline. 'Time' also appears in expressions like 'in no time,' meaning very quickly, and 'behind the times,' indicating outdatedness.