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noun /taim/
the hour of the day
What time is it? Can your child tell the time yet?
the passage of days, years, events etc
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
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
Now is the time to ask him.
one of a number occasions
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 in slow time. timeless adjective not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time
timeless works of art.
the timeless beauty of Venice.
timelessly adverb
timelessness noun
timely adjective coming at the right moment
Your arrival was most timely.
timeliness noun
the timeliness of her visit.
timer noun a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything
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
We live in difficult times.
in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by
Four times two is eight.
timing noun the measuring of the amount of time taken
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
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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