times meaning

[ taimz ] Pronunciation:   "times" in a sentence
  • Noun: times  `tImz
    1. A more or less definite period of time now or previously present
      "it was a sign of the times" 
    2. An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed
      "four times three equals twelve"
      - multiplication
    Noun: time  tIm
    1. An instance or single occasion for some event
      "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"
      - clip 
    2. 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" 
    3. 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 in his 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. A person's experience on a particular occasion
      "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together" 
    7. A reading of a point in time as given by a clock
      "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"
      - clock time 
    8. The fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
      - fourth dimension 
    9. Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
      - meter [US], metre [Brit, Cdn] 
    10. The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
      "he is doing time in the county jail"
      - prison term, sentence
    Verb: time  tIm
    1. Measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
      - clock 
    2. Assign a time for an activity or event
      "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene" 
    3. Set the speed, duration, or execution of
      "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely" 
    4. Regulate or set the time of
      "time the clock" 
    5. Adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
      "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"

    Sounds like: thymes

    Derived forms: timeses

    See also: antemeridian, postmeridian, temporal, timely, timer, timing

    Type of: adjust, arithmetic operation, attribute, case, correct, determine, dimension, example, experience, indication, influence, instance, instant, measure, meter reading, minute, mold [N. Amer], moment, mould [Brit, Cdn], period, period of time, quantify, reading, regulate, rhythmicity, schedule, second, set, shape, term, time period

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  • [Business]
    noun [pl.]

    used in comparisons to show how much more, better, etc. sth is than sth else:

    Today we're doing three times as much business as we were two years ago.

    Our marketing budget is three times higher than last year.

    The company is moving to a factory three times the size of its current plant.

  • [Defence]
    (C-, D-, M-days end at 2400 hours Universal Time (Zulu time) and are assumed to be 24 hours long for planning.
    ) The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff normally coordinates the proposed date with the commanders of the appropriate unified and specified commands, as well as any recommended changes to C-day.
    L-hour will be established per plan, crisis, or theater of operations and will apply to both air and surface movements.
    Normally, L-hour will be established to allow C-day to be a 24-hour day.
    The unnamed day on which a deployment operation commences or is to commence.
    The deployment may be movement of troops, cargo, weapon systems, or a combination of these elements using any or all types of transport.
    The letter “C” will be the only one used to denote the above.
    The highest command or headquarters responsible for coordinating the planning will specify the exact meaning of C-day within the aforementioned definition.
    The command or headquarters directly responsible for the execution of the operation, if other than the one coordinating the planning, will do so in light of the meaning specified by the highest command or headquarters coordinating the planning.
    The unnamed day on which a particular operation commences or is to commence.
    The effective time of announcement by the Secretary of Defense to the Military Departments of a decision to mobilize Reserve units.
    The specific hour on D-day at which a particular operation commences.
    H-hour (amphibious operations).
    For amphibious operations, the time the first assault elements are scheduled to touch down on the beach, or a landing zone, and in some cases the commencement of countermine breaching operations.
    The specific hour on C-day at which a deployment operation commences or is to commence.
    L-hour (amphibious operations).
    In amphibious operations, the time at which the first helicopter of the helicopter-borne assault wave touches down in the landing zone.
    The term used to designate the unnamed day on which full mobilization commences or is due to commence.
    The unnamed day an active duty unit is notified for deployment or redeployment.
    Redeployment day.
    The day on which redeployment of major combat, combat support, and combat service support forces begins in an operation.
    The day the President authorizes Selective Reserve callup (not more than 200,000).
    The effective day coincident with Presidential declaration of national emergency and authorization of partial mobilization (not more than 1,000,000 personnel exclusive of the 200,000 callup).
    Declared by the President, W-day is associated with an adversary decision to prepare for war (unambiguous strategic warning).
    time-sensitive target


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  1. for a long time his fate was in the balance.
  2. would you kindly make an exception for us this time?
  3. i must keep to myself, at least for some time.
  4. time zipped by and the year was soon over.
  5. a name could be removed at any time.

Related Words

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  2. timeously meaning
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  8. times change(, people change). meaning
  9. times covered meaning
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