What is the pronunciation of time?
English definition of “time”
(MEASURE OF EXISTENCE)
› [U] the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc., in which existence is measured, or the past, present, and future considered as a whole: I really don’t have time to call her today. The children spent most of their time outdoors. We’d save time (= It would be quicker) if we didn’t have to pick up Bobby on the way. › [U] If you waste time, you do not make good use of the amount of time available to you.
› [C/U] a particular period of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc., during which something has been happening or is needed or available: [U] The kids are well-behaved most of the time. [C] She was very lonely at that time. [C] They talked for a long time. [U] She spent most of her free time listening to music. [C] It’s unusual to get snow at this time of year. [U] Those kids are over here all the time (= often or continuously). › [C/U] If you pass time, you do something while waiting for something else to happen: [U] While he was waiting, Joe passed the time looking through magazines. › [C/U] Your time in a race is the number of seconds, minutes, and hours you take to complete it: [C] The track was soft, and the times were slow.