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French translation of “time”

time

noun /taim/
the hour of the day
heure
What time is it? Can your child tell the time yet?
the passage of days, years, events etc
temps
time and space Time will tell.
a point at which, or period during which, something happens
moment, époque
at the time of his wedding breakfast time.
the quantity of minutes, hours, days etc, eg spent in, or available for, a particular activity etc
temps
This won’t take much time to do I enjoyed the time I spent in Paris At the end of the exam, the supervisor called ‘Your time is up!’
a suitable moment or period Now is the time to ask him. one of a number occasions
fois
He’s been to France four times.
a period characterized by a particular quality in a person’s life, experience etc
période, temps
He went through an unhappy time when she died We had some good times together.
the speed at which a piece of music should be played; tempo in slow time. timeless adjective not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time
intemporel
timeless works of art.
never-ending
éter- nel
the timeless beauty of Venice.
timelessly adverb
de façon intemporelle; éternel- lement
timelessness noun
intemporalité; éternité
timely adjective coming at the right moment
opportun
Your arrival was most timely.
timeliness noun
à-propos
timer noun a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything
chronométreur/-euse; chronomètre
a three-minute egg-timer.
a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time
minuterie
A timer automatically switches off the computer after a certain amount of time.
times noun plural a period; an era
période, temps (pl.)
We live in difficult times.
in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by
fois
Four times two is eight.
timing noun the measuring of the amount of time taken
chronométrage
The timing for this experiment has to be extremely accurate.
the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect
minutage
All comedians should have a good sense of timing.
time bomb a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time.
bombe à retardement
time-consuming adjective taking too much time to do
qui prend du temps; interminable
a time-consuming process/job.
time limit a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished
limitation de temps
The examination has a time limit of three hours.
time off noun a period of time away from work or studying
congé; temps libre
She’s having some time off to look after her children.
time out noun (American) (in basketball etc) a short break requested by the coach to give instructions etc.
temps mort
a short period of rest from an activity You should take some time out to relax.
timetable noun a list of the times of trains, school classes etc
horaire
a bus/train timetable.
all in good time soon enough
chaque chose en son temps
Everything will be done all in good time.
all the time continually
tout le temps
It seems to rain all the time here.
at times occasionally; sometimes
parfois
At times he doesn’t seem to be paying attention in class.
be behind time to be late
être en retard
We’re behind time so we’ll need to speed up a bit.
for the time being meanwhile
pour le moment
I am staying at home for the time being.
from time to time occasionally; sometimes
de temps en temps
From time to time he brings me a present.
in good time early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc)
à temps; en avance
We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time early enough
à temps
He arrived in time for dinner Are we in time to catch the train?
(with with) at the same speed or rhythm
en mesure
They marched in time with the music.
no time (at all) a very short time indeed
rien de temps
The journey took no time (at all).
one/two etc at a time singly, or in groups of two etc
(un, deux, etc.) à la fois
They came into the room three at a time.
on time at the right time
à l’heure
The train left on time.
save/waste time to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily
gagner/perdre du temps
Take my car instead of walking, if you want to save time We mustn’t waste time discussing unimportant matters.
take one’s time to do something as slowly as one wishes
prendre son temps
Take your time – there’s no hurry.
time and (time) again again and again; repeatedly
maintes et maintes fois
I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.
(Definition of time from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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