Translation of "time" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun uk /taɪm/ us /tɑɪm/

A1 a particular point in the day or night

時刻, ~時
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.

時, 時間
He wants to spend / more time with his family.

A2 a period of minutes, hours, years, etc.

I lived in Florida for a long time.

A2 an occasion when something happens

~回, ~度
How many times have you been to Chicago?

A2 a period of time in the past

(過去の)その時, 当時
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

しょっちゅう, 頻繁に
It happens all the time.
We go swimming all the time.
have time

A2 to have enough time to do something

I never have time to eat breakfast.
have a good time

B1 to enjoy yourself

楽しむ, 楽しい時を過ごす
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

It’s time to get up.
on time

B1 not early or late

時間通りに, 定刻に
I got to school on time.
in time

B1 early or at the right time

We arrived in time to catch the train.
at the same time

B1 If two things happen at the same time, they happen together.

同時に, 一緒に
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

~回(2回, 、3回、4回、等)
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

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

can tell time

If someone can tell time, he or she can know what time it is by looking at a clock or watch

in no time

very soon

すぐに, あっという間に
We’ll be home in no time.
at times


At times, I wish I didn’t have to work.
from time to time

sometimes, but not often

We go to the beach from time to time.
take your time

to do something without hurrying

慌てずにする, 自分のペースでする
The test will be difficult – take your time.
have time on your hands

to have nothing to do

時間を持て余す, 手持ち無沙汰だ
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

It’s not easy to find a job after you’ve done time.
verb uk /taɪm/ us /tɑɪm/ present participle timing, past tense and past participle timed

to measure how long it takes for something to happen

It’s a good idea to time yourself on the exercises.
Have you timed the trip from New York to Philadelphia?

(Translation of “time” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)