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Time

Pronunciation: tīm
n.1.Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
The time wasteth [i. e. passes away] night and day.
- Chaucer.
2.A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
3.The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; - often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
4.The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
Believe me, your time is not your own; it belongs to God, to religion, to mankind.
- Buckminster.
5.A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
There is . . . a time to every purpose.
- Eccl. iii. 1.
The time of figs was not yet.
- Mark xi. 13.
6.Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
She was within one month of her time.
- Clarendon.
7.Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four times; four times four, or sixteen.
8.The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
Till time and sin together cease.
- Keble.
9.(Gram.) Tense.
10.(Mus.) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
Some few lines set unto a solemn time.
- Beau. & Fl.
Absolute time
time irrespective of local standards or epochs; as, all spectators see a lunar eclipse at the same instant of absolute time.
Apparent time
the time of day reckoned by the sun, or so that 12 o'clock at the place is the instant of the transit of the sun's center over the meridian.
Astronomical time
mean solar time reckoned by counting the hours continuously up to twenty-four from one noon to the next.
At times
at distinct intervals of duration; now and then; as, at times he reads, at other times he rides.
Civil time
time as reckoned for the purposes of common life in distinct periods, as years, months, days, hours, etc., the latter, among most modern nations, being divided into two series of twelve each, and reckoned, the first series from midnight to noon, the second, from noon to midnight.
Common time
(Mil.) the ordinary time of marching, in which ninety steps, each twenty-eight inches in length, are taken in one minute.
Equation of time
See under Equation, n.
In time
a - In good season; sufficiently early; as, he arrived in time to see the exhibition.
b - After a considerable space of duration; eventually; finally; as, you will in time recover your health and strength.
Mean time
See under 4th Mean.
Quick time
(Mil.) time of marching, in which one hundred and twenty steps, each thirty inches in length, are taken in one minute.
Sidereal time
See under Sidereal.
Standard time
the civil time that has been established by law or by general usage over a region or country. In England the standard time is Greenwich mean solar time. In the United States and Canada four kinds of standard time have been adopted by the railroads and accepted by the people, viz., Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific time, corresponding severally to the mean local times of the 75th, 90th, 105th, and 120th meridians west from Greenwich, and being therefore five, six, seven, and eight hours slower than Greenwich time.
Time ball
a ball arranged to drop from the summit of a pole, to indicate true midday time, as at Greenwich Observatory, England.
Time bargain
(Com.) a contract made for the sale or purchase of merchandise, or of stock in the public funds, at a certain time in the future.
- Nichol.
Time bill
Same as Time-table.
Time book
a book in which is kept a record of the time persons have worked.
Time detector
a timepiece provided with a device for registering and indicating the exact time when a watchman visits certain stations in his beat.
Time enough
in season; early enough.
Time fuse
a fuse, as for an explosive projectile, which can be so arranged as to ignite the charge at a certain definite interval after being itself ignited.
- Bacon.
Time immemorial
(Eng. Law) See under Immemorial.
Time lock
a lock having clockwork attached, which, when wound up, prevents the bolt from being withdrawn when locked, until a certain interval of time has elapsed.
Time of day
salutation appropriate to the times of the day, as "good morning," "good evening," and the like; greeting.
To kill time
See under Kill, v. t.
To make time
a - To gain time.
b - To occupy or use (a certain) time in doing something; as, the trotting horse made fast time.
To move against time
to move, run, or go a given distance without a competitor, in the quickest possible time; or, to accomplish the greatest distance which can be passed over in a given time; as, the horse is to run against time.
True time
a - Mean time as kept by a clock going uniformly.
b - (Astron.) Apparent time as reckoned from the transit of the sun's center over the meridian.
v. t.1.To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
[imp. & p. p. Timed (tīmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Timing.]
2.To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
3.To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
4.To measure, as in music or harmony.
v. i.1.To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
2.To pass time; to delay.
Noun1.time - an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
Synonyms: clip
2.time - 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 is his time"
3.time - 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"
4.time - a suitable moment; "it is time to go"
5.time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
6.time - the time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"
Synonyms: clock time
7.time - the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
8.time - a person's experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"
9.time - rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
Synonyms: metre, meter
10.time - the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"
Verb1.time - measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time; "he clocked the runners"
Synonyms: clock
2.time - assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
3.time - set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
4.time - regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"
5.time - adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time; "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"

TIME, contracts, evidence, practice. The measure of duration., It is divided into years, months. days, (q.v.) hours, minutes, and seconds. It is also divided into day and night. (q.v.)
     2. Time is frequently of the essence of contracts and crimes, and sometimes it is altogether immaterial.
     3. Lapse of time alone is often presumptive evidence of facts which are otherwise unknown; an uninterrupted enjoyment of certain rights for twenty or twenty-one years, is evidence that the party enjoying them is legally entitled to them; after such a length of time, the law presumes payment of a bond or other specialty. 10 S. & R. 63, 383; 3 S. & R. 493; 6 Munf. R. 532; 2 Cranch, R. 180; 7 Wheat. R. 535; 2 W. C. C R. 323; 4 John. R. 202; 7 John' R. 556; 5 Conn. 1; 3 Day 289; 1 McCord 145; 1 Bay, 482; 7 Wend. 94; 5 Vern. 236.
     4. In the computation of time, it is laid down generally, that where the computation is to be made from an act done, the day when such act was done is included. Dougl. 463. But it will be excluded whenever such exclusion, will prevent a forfeiture. 4 Greenl. 298. Sed vide 15 Ves. 248; 1 Ball & B. 196. In general, one day is taken inclusively and the other exclusively. 2 Browne; Rep. 18. Vide Chitt. Bl. 140 n. 2; 2 Evans, Poth. 50; 13 Vin. Abr. 52, 499; 15 Vin. Ab. 554; 20 Vin. Ab. 266; Com. Dig. Temps; 1 Rop. Legacy, 518; 2 Suppl. to Ves. jr. 229; Graham's Pract. 185; 1 Fonb. Equity, 430; Wright, R. 580; 7 John. R. 476; 1 Bailey, R. 89; Coxe, Rep. 363; 1 Marsh. Keny. Rep. 321; 3 Marsh. Keny. Rep. 448; 3 Bibb, R. 330; 6 Munf. R. 394; vide Computation.

TIME, pleading. The avertment of time is generally necessary in pleading; the rules are different, in different actions.
     2.-1. Impersonal actions, the pleadings must allege the time; that is, the day, month and year when each traversable fact occurred; and when there is occasion to mention a continuous act, the period of its duration ought to be shown. The necessity of laying a time extends to traversable facts only; time is generally considered immaterial, and any time may be assigned to a given fact. This option, however, is subject to certain restrictions. 1st. Time should be laid under a videlicit, or the party pleading it will be required to, prove it strictly. 2d. The time laid should not be intrinsically impossible, or inconsistent with the fact to which it relates. 3d. There are some instances in which time forms a material point in the merits of the case; and, in these instances, if a traverse be taken, the time laid is of the substance of the issue, and must be strictly proved. With respect to all facts of this description; they must be truly stated, at the peril of a failure for variance; Cowp. 671: and here a videlicit will give no help. Id. 6 T. R 463; 5 Taunt. 2; 4 Serg. & Rawle, 576; 7 Serg. & Rawle, 405. Where the time needs not to be truly stated, (as is generally the case,) it is subject to a rule of the same nature with one that applies to venues in transitory matters, namely, that the plea and subsequent pleadings should follow the day alleged in the writ or declaration; and if in these cases no time at all be laid, the omission is aided after verdict or judgment by confession or default, by operation of the statute of jeofails. But where, in the plea or subsequent pleadings, the time happens to be material, it must be alleged, and there the pleader may be allowed to depart from the day in the writ and declaration.
     3.-2. In real or mixed actions, there is no necessity for alleging any particular day in the declaration. 3 Bl. Com. App. No. 1, Sec. 6; Lawes' Pl. App. 212; 3 Chit. Pl. 620-635; Cro. Jac. 311; Yelv. 182 a, note; 2 Chitt. Pl. 396, n. r; Gould, Pl. c. 3, Sec. 99, 100; Steph. Pl. 314; Com. Dig. Pleader, C 19.
     4.-3. In criminal pleadings, it is requisite, generally, to show both the day and the year on which the offence was committed; but the indictment will be good, if the day and year can be collected from the whole statement, though they be not expressly averred. Com. Dig. Indictm. G 2; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 315. Although it be necessary that a day certain should be laid in the indictment, the prosecutor may give evidence, of an offence committed, on any other day, previous to the finding of the indictment. 5 Serg. & Rawle, 316; Arch. Cr. Pl. 95; 1 Phil Evid. 203; 9 East, Rep. 157. This rule, however, does not authorize the laying of a day subsequent to the trial. Addis. R. 36. See generally Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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