Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

timeline

or time line

[tahym-lahyn] /ˈtaɪmˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a linear representation of important events in the order in which they occurred.
2.
a schedule; timetable.
3.
Digital Technology. a collection of online posts or updates associated with a specific social media account, in reverse chronological order.
Origin of timeline
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for timeline
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The gas didn't work on me, you see, because it was adjusted to the physiology of that timeline.

    Back to Julie Richard Wilson
  • I've made up the gas for him and adjusted the formula so that it will work on people of our timeline.

    Back to Julie Richard Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for timeline

timeline

/ˈtaɪmˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a graphic representation showing the passage of time as a line
2.
a time frame during which something is scheduled to happen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for timeline

Word Value for timeline

0
13
Scrabble Words With Friends