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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 moment 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 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 pause 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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