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    10:50 p.m., CST in the U.S.

    time |t?m|
    noun
    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.
    • the progress of this as affecting people and things: things were getting better as time passed.
    • time or an amount of time as reckoned by a conventional standard: it's eight o'clock Eastern Standard Time.
    • ( Time or Father Time )the personification of time, typically as an old man with a scythe and hourglass.
    2 a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon: the time is 9:30.
    • a moment or definite portion of time allotted, used, or suitable for a purpose: the scheduled departure time | should we set a time for the meeting?
    • (often time for/to do something) the favorable or appropriate time to do something; the right moment: it was time to go | it's time for bed.
    • (a time) an indefinite period: traveling always distorts one's feelings for a time.
    • (also times) a more or less definite portion of time in history or characterized by particular events or circumstances: Victorian times | at the time of Galileo | the park is beautiful at this time of year.
    • (also times) the conditions of life during a particular period: times have changed.
    • (the Times) used in names of newspapers: The New York Times.
    • (one's time) one's lifetime: I've known a lot of women in my time.
    • (one's time) the successful, fortunate, or influential part of a person's life or career: in my time that was unheard of.
    • (one's time) the appropriate or expected time for something, in particular childbirth or death: he seemed old before his time.
    • an apprenticeship: all of our foremen served their time on the loading dock.
    • dated a period of menstruation or pregnancy.
    • the normal rate of pay for time spent working: if called out on weekends, they are paid time and a half .
    • the length of time taken to run a race or complete an event or journey: his time for the mile was 3:49.31.
    • (in sports) a moment at which play is stopped temporarily within a game, or the act of calling for this: the umpire called time .
    • Soccer the end of the game: he scored five minutes from time.
    3 time as allotted, available, or used: we need more time | it would be a waste of time.
    • informal a prison sentence: he was doing time for fraud.
    4 an instance of something happening or being done; an occasion: this is the first time I have gotten into debt | the nurse came in four times a day.
    • an event, occasion, or period experienced in a particular way: we had a good time | she was having a rough time of it .
    5 (times) (following a number) expressing multiplication: five goes into fifteen three times | it burns calories four times faster than walking.
    6 the rhythmic pattern of a piece of music, as expressed by a time signature: tunes in waltz time .
    • the tempo at which a piece of music is played or marked to be played.
    verb
    1 [ with obj. or infinitive ] plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done: the first track race is timed for 11:15 | the bomb had been timed to go off an hour later.
    • perform (an action) at a particular moment: Williams timed his pass perfectly from about thirty yards.
    2 [ with obj. ] measure the time taken by (a process or activity, or a person doing it): we were timed and given certificates according to our speed | [ with clause ] : I timed how long it took to empty that tanker.
    3 [ with obj. ] (time something out) Computing (of a computer or a program) cancel an operation automatically because a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event happening.
    • (time out) (of an operation) be canceled in this way.
    PHRASES
    about time used to convey that something now happening or about to happen should have happened earlier: it's about time I came clean and admitted it.
    against time with utmost speed, so as to finish by a specified time: he was working against time.
    all the time at all times. • very frequently or regularly: we were in and out of each other's houses all the time.
    at one time in or during a known but unspecified past period: she was a nurse at one time.
    at the same time 1 simultaneously; at once. 2 nevertheless (used to introduce a fact that should be taken into account): I can't really explain it, but at the same time I'm not convinced.
    at a time separately in the specified groups or numbers: he took the stairs two at a time.
    at times sometimes; on occasions.
    before time before the due or expected time.
    behind time late.
    behind the times not aware of or using the latest ideas or techniques; out of date.
    for the time being for the present; until some other arrangement is made.
    give someone the time of day [ usu. with negative ] be pleasantly polite or friendly to someone: I wouldn't give him the time of day if I could help it.
    half the time as often as not.
    have no time for be unable or unwilling to spend time on: he had no time for anything except essays and projects. • dislike or disapprove of: he's got no time for airheads.
    have the time 1 be able to spend the time needed to do something: she didn't have the time to look very closely. 2 know from having a watch what time it is.
    in ( less than ) no time very quickly or very soon: the video has sold 30,000 copies in no time.
    in one's own time (also in one's own good time) at a time and a rate decided by oneself.
    in time 1 not late; punctual: I came back in time for Molly's party. 2 eventually: there is the danger that he might, in time, not be able to withstand temptation. 3 in accordance with the appropriate musical rhythm or tempo.
    keep good (or bad ) time 1 (of a clock or watch) record time accurately (or inaccurately). 2 (of a person) be habitually punctual (or not punctual).
    keep time play or rhythmically accompany music in time.
    lose no time do a specified thing immediately or as soon as possible: the administration lost no time in trying to regain the initiative.
    no time a very short interval or period: the renovations were done in no time .
    on one's own time outside working hours; without being paid.
    on time punctual; punctually: the train was on time | we paid our bills on time.
    out of time 1 at the wrong time or period: I felt that I was born out of time. • not following or maintaining the correct rhythm (of music): every time we get to this part in the song, you are out of time. 2 with no time remaining to continue or complete something, esp. a task for which a specific amount of time had been allowed: I knew the answers to all the essay questions, but I ran out of time .
    pass the time of day exchange greetings or casual remarks.
    time after time (also time and again or time and time again )on very many occasions; repeatedly.
    time and tide wait for no man proverb if you don't make use of a favorable opportunity, you may never get the same chance again.
    time immemorial used to refer to a point of time in the past that was so long ago that people have no knowledge or memory of it: markets had been held there from time immemorial .
    time is money proverb time is a valuable resource, therefore it is better to do things as quickly as possible.
    the time of one's life a period or occasion of exceptional enjoyment.
    time out of mind another way of saying time immemorial.
    time was there was a time when: time was, each street had its own specialized trade.
    ( only ) time will tell the truth or correctness of something will (only) be established at some time in the future.
    ORIGIN Old English t?ma, of Germanic origin; related to tide, which it superseded in temporal senses. The earliest of the current verb senses (dating from late Middle English) is ‘do (something) at a particular moment.’

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