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noun /taim/
the hour of the day
die Zeit
What time is it? Can your child tell the time yet?
the passage of days, years, events etc
die Zeit
time and space Time will tell.
a point at which, or period during which, something happens
die Zeit
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
die Zeit
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
der Zeitpunkt
Now is the time to ask him.
one of a number occasions
das Mal
He’s been to France four times.
a period characterized by a particular quality in a person’s life, experience etc
die Zeiten (pl.)
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
das Tempo
in slow time.
timeless adjective not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time
timeless works of art.
the timeless beauty of Venice.
timelessly adverb
timelessness noun
die Zeitlosigkeit
timely adjective coming at the right moment
Your arrival was most timely.
timeliness noun
die Rechtzeitigkeit
timer noun a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything
der Zeitmesser
a three-minute egg-timer.
a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time
die Zeituhr
A timer automatically switches off the computer after a certain amount of time.
times noun plural a period; an era
die Zeiten (pl.)
We live in difficult times.
in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by
Four times two is eight.
timing noun the measuring of the amount of time taken
zeitliche Abmessung
The timing for this experiment has to be extremely accurate.
the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect
das Timing
All comedians should have a good sense of timing.
time bomb a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time.
die Zeitbombe
time-consuming adjective taking too much time to do
a time-consuming process/job.
time limit a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished
die Frist
The examination has a time limit of three hours.
time off noun a period of time away from work or studying
die Auszeit
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.
das Timeout (die Auszeit)
a short period of rest from an activity
die Auszeit
You should take some time out to relax.
timetable noun a list of the times of trains, school classes etc
der Fahr-, bzw. Stundenplan
a bus/train timetable.
all in good time soon enough
alles zu seiner Zeit
Everything will be done all in good time.
all the time continually
die ganze Zeit
It seems to rain all the time here.
at times occasionally; sometimes
At times he doesn’t seem to be paying attention in class.
be behind time to be late
sich verspäten
We’re behind time so we’ll need to speed up a bit.
for the time being meanwhile
I am staying at home for the time being.
from time to time occasionally; sometimes
von Zeit zu Zeit
From time to time he brings me a present.
in good time early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc)
We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time early enough
He arrived in time for dinner Are we in time to catch the train?
(with with) at the same speed or rhythm
im Takt
They marched in time with the music.
no time (at all) a very short time indeed
(gar) nicht lange
The journey took no time (at all).
one/two etc at a time singly, or in groups of two etc
einer, zwei (auf einmal)
They came into the room three at a time.
on time at the right time
The train left on time.
save/waste time to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily
Zeit sparen, verschwenden
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
sich Zeit nehmen
Take your time – there’s no hurry.
time and (time) again again and again; repeatedly
immer wieder
I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.
(Definition of time from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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