1.The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
‘travel through space and time '
‘one of the greatest wits of all time'
‘From time immemorial we have been passing through many, many species of life.'
‘So many things could happen in such a short space of time and yet the whole day lay before her.'
‘Yet he still found time to support local events this year, showing he has not forgotten home.'
2.The continued progress of existence as affecting people and things.
‘things were getting better as time passed'
‘Because so much time has passed, the case can only be conducted under war crimes legislation.'
‘She suffers near constant pain and the restrictions on her life increase as time passes.'
‘Well, we didn't and we got the programme together in a very short space of time.'
‘I am aware, as time passes, that adults talk about this, and that it makes them laugh.'
3.Time or an amount of time as reckoned by a conventional standard.
‘it's eight o'clock New York Time'
‘Eastern Standard Time (EST) operates in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.'
‘At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of standard time.'
‘I told him what happened and he gave you an extension: it has to be in Washington by midnight our time.'
4.The personification of time, typically as an old man with a scythe and hourglass.
‘He's almost like America's version of Father Time.'
‘‘If I can deliver presents all around the world in one night,' Santa claims, ‘I sure can get you back to Father Time's Castle in a few Bongs!''
‘Of course a century and a half is a long time, especially if one's a fruit fly or a figment of someone's imagination, yet in another sense it's a mere drop in the blessed bucket of Father Time.'
‘However Bruce needs no carrot greater than the one provided by Father Time.'
‘As a result, Scotland loses people in their most productive years, while it gains those whose contribution to the economy is severely limited by Father Time.'
5.A point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.
‘the time is 9.30'
‘From day to day and from season to season, the times of sunset and sunrise change continuously.'
‘They normally have to be taken between one and three times a day and at specific times.'
‘To be representative, the study included weekends and all times of drug rounds on each ward.'
‘Such a secure channel is usually available only at certain times and under certain circumstances.'
6.A moment or definite portion of time allotted, used, or suitable for a purpose.
‘the scheduled departure time'
‘shall we fix a time for the meeting?'
‘So, similarly, most things in the middle of the night or before you get up can be ruled out; they are not suitable times.'
‘Also, there are no other suitable times for input on prevention of relapse before patients are discharged.'
‘Departure and arrival times at Lerwick and Aberdeen will be unaffected.'
7.The favourable or appropriate time to do something.
‘it was time to go'
‘it's time for bed'
‘At the appropriate time, a subsequent order is issued that states the actual day and times.'
‘After the funeral comes the wake, the time for contemplation as the past releases its grip.'
‘He said he would wait for a more appropriate time to put the questions to the Government.'
8.An indefinite period.
‘travelling always distorts one's feelings for a time'
‘And there are definitely times where the momentum of the mix flags slightly.'
‘For a time I thought he was writing about Los Angeles.'
‘Yet there may come a time when this era is remembered in some form of golden haze.'
‘It reminded me of a time many years before when a guy asked me did I want to come in for coffee.'
9.A portion of time in history or characterized by particular events or circumstances.
‘at the time of Galileo'
‘the park is beautiful at this time of year'
‘This was the time when all middle class families felt uncomfortable about food.'
‘There was a time last year when I thought I needed to move into the centre and it happened.'
10.The conditions of life during a particular period.
‘times have changed'
‘The story is a poignant narrative of the troubled times we live in when communal riots tear the couple apart.'
‘In different times and conditions, we might call upon experts to help us, and not just with the bowling.'
‘In my book, McCoy was banned because the stewards did not want to be seen to be doing nothing in the midst of these troubled times.'
‘I don't, for a moment, pretend that times are not tough and may well get tougher.'
11.Used in names of newspapers.
‘the Oxford Times'
‘This was one of the best pieces in a series on race that won a Pulitzer Prize for the Times.'
‘A year ago, a Times Arts reporter endeavored to find out.'
‘Previously I had been a Times staff reporter based in New York for many years.'
‘Today a Times editorial came down squarely on the side of civil liberties.'
‘I've known a lot of women in my time'
‘I have seen some terrible things in my time.'
‘I have always been into sports (in my time I have played/done cricket, badminton, circuit training, kick boxing, circuit training and even rock climbing!'
13.The successful, fortunate, or influential part of a person's life or career.
‘in my time that was unheard of'
‘He hasn't grudged Andy a moment of his time in the spotlight but has been desperate for a taste of it of his own.'
‘He may not be ready quite yet, but if he continues to progress Nieminen's time will come soon.'
‘But he took the news well, in part because he knows his time will come soon.'
‘Fiammetta relishes his time in the spotlight.'
14.The appropriate or expected time for something, in particular childbirth or death.
‘he seemed old before his time'
‘I wanted to give the impression of a man old before his time and an almost stylised unnaturalistic feel to the model.'
‘Ask the mother who has given birth to a child before time.'
‘The anger still lingered even now, but then the shock had been such that she gave birth before her time.'
‘engineering officers traditionally served their time as fitters in the yards'
‘Jamie had served his time as a joiner and had worked in the. construction industry for the past 15 years.'
‘Rob served his time as a plasterer and has over 33 years trade experience in the wall and floor tiling profession.'
16.A period of menstruation or pregnancy.
‘To occupy her time, she had been thinking of writing a biography of her husband.'
17.The normal rate of pay for time spent working.
‘if called out at the weekend they are paid time and a half'
‘Anyone who works these holidays must give up the payments of double time and time and a half.'
‘Under the Holidays Act, if an employee works on any public holiday, that work now attracts a minimum payment of time and a half.'
‘The Fair Labor Standards Act has no requirement for double time pay.'
18.The length of time taken to run a race or complete an event or journey.
‘his time for the mile was 3:49.31'
‘Time for the six furlongs on at fast track was 1: 11.20.'
‘A year later, he did the second Bolton marathon and knocked an hour off the time.'
‘We introduced the first chest pain specialist nurse in the region in my centre and have some of the best door to needle times.'
‘His time in the event was unimportant, and that applies to many of the races he competes in these days.'
19.The moment at which the opening hours of a pub end.
‘the landlord called time'
‘Outsiders might think that the York Beer Festival is all about getting as much quality real ale down your neck before time is called.'
‘he scored the third five minutes from time'
‘The teams were level at the break 0-3 each, and 0-6 each 15 minutes before time.'
‘Unfortunately, within ten minutes of the second half the hosts breached the Acomb defence twice before Acomb plundered a consolation reply a minute before time.'
‘Eventually, ten minutes before time, some more fantastic link-up play with Sullivan enabled Doak to slip the winner into the side netting.'
‘John Lea was again called on with the boot and extended Lismore's lead with a penalty a quarter of an hour before time.'
21.A moment at which play stops temporarily within a game.
‘the umpire called time'
‘Baseball players and managers of the offensive and defensive team, as well as umpires, can request time out for a number of purposes.'
‘To your first question in regards to calling time, that is up to the umpire s judgement whether to call time or not.'
22.Time as allotted, available, or used.
‘we need more time'
‘it would be a waste of time'
‘We assume that a male may participate in at most a single breeding aggregation in any given time interval.'
‘My passion is Sikhism and that is where I enjoy devoting my spare time.'
‘Time available for the mission is one year or until the mission is complete.'
23.A prison sentence.
‘he was doing time for fraud'
‘By law once they've served their time they are then free, a clean slate in a sense.'
‘Any other released prisoner who has served his time would be offered a fresh start.'
‘The fact that he's served his time makes no difference given the way the law is phrased.'
‘Rumors were she would get about three years' jail time.'
‘this is the first time I have got into debt'