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time

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 zeitlos timeless works of art.
never-ending ewig the timeless beauty of Venice.
timelessly adverb
zeitlos
timelessness noun
die Zeitlosigkeit
timely adjective
coming at the right moment rechtzeitig 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 mal 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 zeitfressend 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 gelegentlich 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 unterdessen 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) rechtzeitig We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time
early enough rechtzeitig 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 pünktlich 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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