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Main Entry: 1time
Pronunciation: primarystresstimacrm
Function: noun
1 a : the period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : DURATION <was gone a long time> <it rained all the time during our vacation> b : part of the day when one is free to do as one pleases <find time for reading>
2 : a point or period when something occurs : OCCASION <remember the time you entered the pie-eating contest>
3 : a set or usual moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time>
4 a : a historical period : AGE <in your grandparents' time> b : conditions of a specified period <times are hard> <move with the times>
5 : a prison sentence <doing time for robbery>
6 : the rhythmic grouping of beats in music shown in the time signature
7 a : a moment, hour, day, or year as indicated by a clock or calendar <what time is it> b : a system of determining time
8 a : one of a series of repeated instances or actions <told you many times> b plural : added or accumulated quantities or examples <five times greater> c plural : equal parts of which an indicated number make up a greater quantity <five times smaller> d : 2TURN 5b <three times at bat>
9 : a person's experience during a certain period <had the time of their lives> <had quite a time staying in the saddle>
10 : TIME-OUT <called time>
- at times : now and then
- from time to time : once in a while : OCCASIONALLY
- in no time : in the shortest possible time
- in time
1 : early enough
2 : in the course of time : EVENTUALLY
3 : at the correct speed in music
- on time
1 : at the time set
2 : on an installment payment plan
- time after time : over and over again
- time and again : over and over again

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