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time

noun   /taɪm/
A1 a particular point in the day or night ora What time is it? What time do you leave for work in the morning?
A2 [no plural] Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days, etc. tempo He wants to spend more time with his family.
A2 a period of minutes, hours, years, etc. tempo I lived in Florida for a long time.
A2 an occasion when something happens volta How many times have you been to Chicago?
A2 a period of time in the past tempo, periodo, epoca We were very young at the time. the novel is set in the time of the Civil War. Did you enjoy your time in Japan?
all the time
A2 very often molto spesso It happens all the time. We go swimming all the time.
have time
A2 to have enough time to do something avere il tempo I never have time to eat breakfast.
have a good time
B1 to enjoy yourself divertirsi Did you have a good time in Florida?
it’s time for/to do something
B1 used to say that something should happen or be done now è ora per/di fare qualcosa It’s time to get up.
on time
B1 not early or late in orario I got to school on time.
in time
B1 early or at the right time in tempo We arrived in time to catch the train.
at the same time
B1 If two things happen at the same time, they happen together. allo stesso tempo We arrived at the same time.
two, three, four, etc. times
B1 used to say how much bigger, better, worse, etc. one thing is than another thing due, tre, quattro volte, ecc. Ben earns three times more than me. Their house is three times larger than ours.
in a day’s, two months’, etc. time
B1 mainly UK a week, two months, etc. from now fra un giorno, fra due mesi, ecc. I have to go to the doctor again in a month’s time.
can tell the time
to be able to know what time it is by looking at a clock or watch sapere dire che ore sono
can tell time
If someone can tell time, he or she can know what time it is by looking at a clock or watch sapere dire che ore sono
in no time
very soon in men che non si dica We’ll be home in no time.
at times
sometimes a volte At times, I wish I didn’t have to work.
from time to time
sometimes, but not often di quando in quando We go to the beach from time to time.
take your time
to do something without hurrying fare senza fretta The test will be difficult – take your time.
have time on your hands
to have nothing to do avere del tempo a disposizione Now that her children are all at school, Mary has found that she has time on her hands.
do time
to spend a period of weeks, months, years, etc. in prison essere in prigione It’s not easy to find a job after you’ve done time.
(Definition of time noun from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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