English definition of “time”
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› [S or U] the time shown on a clock or a watch: the time of sth The time of the meeting has been put back to 11.30 am. What time shall we start?
against time › if you do something against time, you have to work very hard to finish it by the agreed time or date: We are working against time to get the stadium finished for the opening ceremony.a race/battle/fight against time The race against time to stop deforestation has begun.
at all times formal › always or at any time of the day: Calls to other mobiles cost 40p a minute at all times. This exit must be kept clear at all times.
behind time › happening or being done later than expected: Trains are running behind time due to an accident on the line.
in good time › early, or allowing more than enough time for something to happen: Remember to send your tax form to us in good time.
a matter/question of time › used to say that something will happen in the future, probably quite soon: It may be just a matter of time until a budget airline introduces a crew-free plane. You'll find a job eventually - it's only a question of time.
nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100 › used to say that something nearly always happens in a particular way or nearly always produces a particular result: Nine times out of ten, if you propose an idea, someone will argue with it.
ten/20/100, etc. times better/bigger/worse, etc. › used when you compare two things to say how much better, bigger, worse, etc. something is than something else: The median wealth of people with ISAs is 20 times greater than that of the general population.
time is of the essence › used to say that you should not wait or waste time before doing something important or urgent: Environmentalists argue that time is of the essence in redirecting transportation money from roads to transit. → See also airtime , closing time , comp time , compensatory time , daylight saving time , dead time , delivery time , double time , downtime , drive time , dwell time , face time , GMT , lead time , lost time , new time , prime time , standard time
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Translations of “time”
||시, 시간, 기간…
||ساعة, مَوْعِد, زَمَن…
||heure, temps, moment…
||zaman, vakit, fırsat…
||ora, tempo, volta…
|in Chinese (Traditional)
||время, час, раз…
||czas, godzina, okres…
||hora, tiempo, momento…
||hora, tempo, vez…
||die Zeit, der Zeitpunkt, das Mal…
||hora, temps, vegada…
||時刻, ～時, 時…
|in Chinese (Simplified)