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Idioms for time

Origin of time

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English tīma; cognate with Old Norse tīmi; (verb) Middle English timen to arrange a time, derivative of the noun; akin to tide1

SYNONYMS FOR time

OTHER WORDS FROM time

re·time, verb (used with object), re·timed, re·tim·ing.un·timed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH time

thyme time
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Example sentences from the Web for kill-time

  • What sailorizing was undertaken was in the nature of kill-time, and well understood as such by the men.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif|Frank T. Bullen

British Dictionary definitions for kill-time (1 of 2)

kill-time

noun

  1. an occupation that passes the time
  2. (as modifier)kill-time pursuits

British Dictionary definitions for kill-time (2 of 2)

time
/ (taɪm) /

noun

verb (tr)

interjection

the word called out by a publican signalling that it is closing time

Word Origin for time

Old English tīma; related to Old English tīd time, Old Norse tīmi, Alemannic zīme; see tide 1
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Medical definitions for kill-time

time
[ tīm ]

n.

A duration or relation of events expressed in terms of past, present, and future, and measured in units such as minutes, hours, days, months, or years.
A certain period during which something is done.
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Scientific definitions for kill-time

time
[ tīm ]

A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future. See Note at space-time.
  1. An interval separating two points of this quantity; a duration.
  2. A system or reference frame in which such intervals are measured or such quantities are calculated.
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Idioms and Phrases with kill-time

time

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