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Translation of "time" - English-Spanish dictionary

time

noun /taim/
the hour of the day hora What time is it? Can your child tell the time yet? the passage of days, years, events etc tiempo time and space Time will tell. a point at which, or period during which, something happens momento; hora 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 tiempo 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 momento Now is the time to ask him. one of a number occasions vez He’s been to France four times. a period characterized by a particular quality in a person’s life, experience etc época, período; momentos 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 tempo in slow time. timeless adjective not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time atemporal timeless works of art. never-ending eterno the timeless beauty of Venice. timelessly adverb eternamente timelessness noun atemporalidad timely adjective coming at the right moment oportuno Your arrival was most timely. timeliness noun oportunidad the timeliness of her visit. timer noun a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything temporizador a three-minute egg-timer. a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time reloj automático A timer automatically switches off the computer after a certain amount of time. times noun plural a period; an era tiempos We live in difficult times. in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by veces Four times two is eight. timing noun the measuring of the amount of time taken cronometraje The timing for this experiment has to be extremely accurate. the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect coordinación, sentido del tiempo All comedians should have a good sense of timing. time bomb noun a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time. bomba de relojería time-consuming adjective taking too much time to do que exige/lleva mucho tiempo a time-consuming process/job. time limit noun a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished plazo límite The examination has a time limit of three hours. time off noun a period of time away from work or studying tiempo libre She’s having some time off to look after her children. time out noun (in basketball etc ) a short break requested by the coach to give instructions etc. descanso, tiempo muerto a short period of rest from an activity pausa, descanso You should take some time out to relax. timetable noun a list of the times of trains, school classes etc horario a bus/train timetable. all in good time soon enough cada cosa a su debido tiempo Everything will be done all in good time. all the time continually todo el tiempo/rato, continuamente It seems to rain all the time here. at times occasionally; sometimes a veces At times he doesn’t seem to be paying attention in class. be behind time to be late ir con retraso We’re behind time so we’ll need to speed up a bit. for the time being meanwhile por el momento I am staying at home for the time being. from time to time occasionally; sometimes de vez en cuando From time to time he brings me a present. in good time early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc) a buena hora; con tiempo de sobra; temprano We arrived in good time for the concert. in time early enough a tiempo He arrived in time for dinner Are we in time to catch the train? ( with with) at the same speed or rhythm al compás/ritmo de They marched in time with the music. no time (at all) a very short time indeed nada (de tiempo) The journey took no time (at all). one/two etc at a time singly, or in groups of two etc de uno/dos/tres … en uno/dos/tres They came into the room three at a time. on time at the right time a la hora, puntual The train left on time. save/waste time to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily ganar/perder tiempo 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 tomarse su tiempo Take your time – there’s no hurry. time and (time) again again and again; repeatedly una y otra vez I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.
(Definition of time from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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