Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “timer”

timer

noun [C]  /ˈtɑɪ·mər/ us  
a device that starts or stops something at a set time or that makes a sound after a particular amount of time has passed: He set the timer on the VCR to start recording at 11:30.
(Definition of timer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of timer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “timer”

Definitions of “timer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More