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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Time  \Time\,  n.;  pl  {Times}.  [OE.  time,  AS  t[=i]ma,  akin  to 
  t[=i]d  time,  and  to  Icel.  t[=i]mi,  Dan.  time  an  hour,  Sw 
  timme.  [root]58.  See  {Tide},  n.] 
  1.  Duration,  considered  independently  of  any  system  of 
  measurement  or  any  employment  of  terms  which  designate 
  limited  portions  thereof. 
  The  time  wasteth  [i.  e.  passes  away]  night  and  day 
  I  know  of  no  ideas  .  .  .  that  have  a  better  claim  to 
  be  accounted  simple  and  original  than  those  of  space 
  and  time.  --Reid. 
  2.  A  particular  period  or  part  of  duration,  whether  past, 
  present,  or  future;  a  point  or  portion  of  duration;  as 
  the  time  was  or  has  been  the  time  is  or  will  be 
  God,  who  at  sundry  times  and  in  divers  manners  spake 
  in  time  past  unto  the  fathers  by  the  prophets. 
  --Heb.  i.  1. 
  3.  The  period  at  which  any  definite  event  occurred,  or  person 
  lived;  age;  period;  era;  as  the  Spanish  Armada  was 
  destroyed  in  the  time  of  Queen  Elizabeth;  --  often  in  the 
  plural;  as  ancient  times;  modern  times. 
  4.  The  duration  of  one's  life;  the  hours  and  days  which  a 
  person  has  at  his  disposal. 
  Believe  me  your  time  is  not  your  own  it  belongs  to 
  God,  to  religion,  to  mankind.  --Buckminster. 
  5.  A  proper  time;  a  season;  an  opportunity. 
  There  is  .  .  .  a  time  to  every  purpose.  --Eccl.  iii. 
  The  time  of  figs  was  not  yet  --Mark  xi  13. 
  6.  Hour  of  travail,  delivery,  or  parturition. 
  She  was  within  one  month  of  her  time.  --Clarendon. 
  7.  Performance  or  occurrence  of  an  action  or  event, 
  considered  with  reference  to  repetition;  addition  of  a 
  number  to  itself  repetition;  as  to  double  cloth  four 
  times;  four  times  four  or  sixteen. 
  Summers  three  times  eight  save  one  --Milton. 
  8.  The  present  life;  existence  in  this  world  as  contrasted 
  with  immortal  life;  definite,  as  contrasted  with  infinite, 
  Till  time  and  sin  together  cease.  --Keble. 
  9.  (Gram.)  Tense. 
  10.  (Mus.)  The  measured  duration  of  sounds;  measure;  tempo; 
  rate  of  movement;  rhythmical  division;  as  common  or 
  triple  time;  the  musician  keeps  good  time. 
  Some  few  lines  set  unto  a  solemn  time.  --Beau.  & 
  Note:  Time  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds, 
  mostly  self-explaining;  as  time-battered, 
  time-beguiling,  time-consecrated,  time-consuming, 
  time-enduring,  time-killing,  time-sanctioned, 
  time-scorner,  time-wasting,  time-worn,  etc 
  {Absolute  time},  time  irrespective  of  local  standards  or 
  epochs;  as  all  spectators  see  a  lunar  eclipse  at  the  same 
  instant  of  absolute  time. 
  {Apparent  time},  the  time  of  day  reckoned  by  the  sun,  or  so 
  that  12  o'clock  at  the  place  is  the  instant  of  the  transit 
  of  the  sun's  center  over  the  meridian. 
  {Astronomical  time},  mean  solar  time  reckoned  by  counting  the 
  hours  continuously  up  to  twenty-four  from  one  noon  to  the 
  {At  times},  at  distinct  intervals  of  duration;  now  and  then; 
  as  at  times  he  reads,  at  other  times  he  rides. 
  {Civil  time},  time  as  reckoned  for  the  purposes  of  common 
  life  in  distinct  periods,  as  years,  months,  days,  hours, 
  etc.,  the  latter,  among  most  modern  nations,  being  divided 
  into  two  series  of  twelve  each  and  reckoned,  the  first 
  series  from  midnight  to  noon,  the  second  from  noon  to 
  {Common  time}  (Mil.),  the  ordinary  time  of  marching,  in  which 
  ninety  steps,  each  twenty-eight  inches  in  length,  are 
  taken  in  one  minute. 
  {Equation  of  time}.  See  under  {Equation},  n. 
  {In  time}. 
  a  In  good  season;  sufficiently  early;  as  he  arrived  in 
  time  to  see  the  exhibition. 
  b  After  a  considerable  space  of  duration;  eventually; 
  finally;  as  you  will  in  time  recover  your  health  and 
  {Mean  time}.  See  under  4th  {Mean}. 
  {Quick  time}  (Mil.),  time  of  marching,  in  which  one  hundred 
  and  twenty  steps,  each  thirty  inches  in  length,  are  taken 
  in  one  minute. 
  {Sidereal  time}.  See  under  {Sidereal}. 
  {Standard  time},  the  civil  time  that  has  been  established  by 
  law  or  by  general  usage  over  a  region  or  country.  In 
  England  the  standard  time  is  Greenwich  mean  solar  time.  In 
  the  United  States  and  Canada  four  kinds  of  standard  time 
  have  been  adopted  by  the  railroads  and  accepted  by  the 
  people,  viz.,  Eastern,  Central,  Mountain,  and  Pacific 
  time,  corresponding  severally  to  the  mean  local  times  of 
  the  75th,  90th,  105th,  and  120th  meridians  west  from 
  Greenwich,  and  being  therefore  five  six  seven  and  eight 
  hours  slower  than  Greenwich  time. 
  {Time  ball},  a  ball  arranged  to  drop  from  the  summit  of  a 
  pole,  to  indicate  true  midday  time,  as  at  Greenwich 
  Observatory,  England.  --Nichol. 
  {Time  bargain}  (Com.),  a  contract  made  for  the  sale  or 
  purchase  of  merchandise,  or  of  stock  in  the  public  funds, 
  at  a  certain  time  in  the  future. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Time  \Time\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Timed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  appoint  the  time  for  to  bring  begin,  or  perform  at 
  the  proper  season  or  time;  as  he  timed  his  appearance 
  There  is  no  greater  wisdom  than  well  to  time  the 
  beginnings  and  onsets  of  things  --Bacon. 
  2.  To  regulate  as  to  time;  to  accompany,  or  agree  with  in 
  time  of  movement. 
  Who  overlooked  the  oars,  and  timed  the  stroke. 
  He  was  a  thing  of  blood,  whose  every  motion  Was 
  timed  with  dying  cries.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  ascertain  or  record  the  time,  duration,  or  rate  of  as 
  to  time  the  speed  of  horses,  or  hours  for  workmen. 
  4.  To  measure,  as  in  music  or  harmony. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Time  \Time\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  keep  or  beat  time;  to  proceed  or  move  in  time. 
  With  oar  strokes  timing  to  their  song.  --Whittier. 
  2.  To  pass  time;  to  delay.  [Obs.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  instance  or  single  occasion  for  some  event;  "This  time  he 
  succeeded";  "He  called  four  times";  "he  could  do  ten  at 
  a  clip"  [syn:  {clip}] 
  2:  an  indefinite  period  (usually  marked  by  specific  attributes 
  or  activities);  "he  waited  a  long  time";  "the  time  of  year 
  for  planting";  "he  was  a  great  actor  is  his  time" 
  3:  a  period  of  time  considered  as  a  resource  under  your  control 
  and  sufficient  to  accomplish  something  "take  time  to 
  smell  the  roses";  "I  didn't  have  time  to  finish";  "it  took 
  more  than  half  my  time" 
  4:  a  suitable  moment;  "it  is  time  to  go" 
  5:  the  continuum  of  experience  in  which  events  pass  from  the 
  future  through  the  present  to  the  past 
  6:  the  time  as  given  by  a  clock;  "do  you  know  what  time  it 
  is?";  "the  time  is  10  o'clock"  [syn:  {clock  time}] 
  7:  the  fourth  coordinate  that  is  required  (along  with  three 
  spatial  dimensions)  to  specify  a  physical  event  [syn:  {fourth 
  8:  a  person's  experience  on  a  particular  occasion;  "he  had  a 
  time  holding  back  the  tears"  or  "they  had  a  good  time 
  9:  rhythm  as  given  by  division  into  parts  of  equal  time  [syn:  {meter}] 
  10:  the  period  of  time  a  prisoner  is  imprisoned;  "he  served  a 
  prison  term  of  15  months";  "his  sentence  was  5  to  10 
  years";  "he  is  doing  time  in  the  county  jail"  [syn:  {prison 
  term},  {sentence}] 
  v  1:  measure  the  time  or  duration  of  an  event  or  action  or  the 
  person  who  performs  an  action  in  a  certain  period  of 
  time;  "he  clocked  the  runners"  [syn:  {clock}] 
  2:  assign  a  time  for  an  activity  or  event 
  3:  set  the  speed,  duration,  or  execution  of 
  4:  regulate  or  set  the  time  of  as  of  a  clock  or  watch 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Time,  IL  (village,  FIPS  75419) 
  Location:  39.56111  N,  90.72282  W 
  Population  (1990):  36  (15  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 

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