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Before the flood
One day as a thousand years
2 Peter 3:8
TIME, noun [Latin tempus; tempora, the falls of the head, also tempest, etc. See Tempest. time is primarily equivalent to season; to the Gr.wpa in its original sense, opportunity, occasion, a fall, an event, that which comes.]
1. A particular portion or part of duration, whether past, present or future. The time was; the time has been; the time is; the time will be.
Lost time is never found again.
God, who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets. Hebrews 1:1.
2. A proper time; a season.
There is a time to every purpose. Ecclesiastes 3:1.
The time of figs was not yet. Mark 11:13.
The equal and uniform flux of time does not affect our senses.
TIME is absolute or relative; absolute time is considered without any relation to bodies or their motions. Relative time is the sensible measure of any portion of duration, by means of motion. Thus the diurnal revolution of the sun measures a space of time or duration. Hence,
4. A space or measured portion of duration.
We were in Paris two months, and all that time enjoyed good health.
5. Life or duration, in reference to occupation. One man spends his time in idleness; another devotes all his time to useful purposes.
Believe me, your time is not your own; it belongs to God, to religion, to mankind.
6. Age; a part of duration distinct from other parts; as ancient times; modern times. The Spanish armada was defeated in the time of Queen Elizabeth.
7. Hour of travail.
She was within one month of her time
8. Repetition; repeated performance, or mention with reference to repetition. The physician visits his patient three times in a day.
9. Repetition; doubling; addition of a number to itself; as, to double cloth four times; four times four amount to sixteen.
10. Measure of sounds in music; as common time and treble time In concerts, it is all important, that the performers keep time or exact time
11. The state of things at a particular period; as when we say, good times, or bad times, hard times, dull times for trade, etc. In this sense, the plural is generally used.
12. In grammar, tense.
In time in good season; sufficiently early.
He arrived in time to see the exhibition.
1. A considerable space of duration; process or continuation of duration. You must wait patiently; you will in time recover your health and strength.
At times, at distinct intervals of duration. At times he reads; at other times, he rides.
The spirit began to move him at times. Judges 13:23.
TIME enough, in season; early enough.
Stanley at Bosworth-field, came time enough to save his life.
To lose time to delay.
1. To go too slow; as, a watch or clock loses time
Apparent time in astronomy, true solar time regulated by the apparent motions of the sun.
Mean time equated time a mean or average of apparent time
Siderial time is that which is shown by the diurnal revolutions of the stars.
TIME, verb transitive To adapt to the time or occasion; to bring, begin or perform at the proper season or time; as, the measure is well timed, or ill timed. No small part of political wisdom consists in knowing how to time propositions and measures.
Mercy is good, but kings mistake its timing.
1. To regulate as to time; as, he timed the stroke.
2. To measure; as in music or harmony.
TI'MED, participle passive Adapted to the season or occasion.
TI'MEFUL, adjective Seasonable; timely; sufficiently early. [Not much used.]
TI'MEIST, noun In music, a performer who keeps good time.
TI'ME-KEEPER, noun [time and keeper.] A clock, watch or other chronometer.
TI'MELESS, adjective Unseasonable; done at an improper time.
Nor fits it to prolong the heav'nly feast
Timeless-- [Not used.]
1. Untimely; immature; done or suffered before the proper time; as a timeless grave. [Not used.]
TI'MELESSLY, adverb Unseasonably.
TI'MELINESS, noun [from timely.] Seasonableness; a being in good time.
TI'MELY, adjective Seasonable; being in good time; sufficiently early. The defendant had timely notice of this motion. timely care will often prevent great evils.
1. Keeping time or measure. [Not used.]
TI'MELY, adverb Early; soon; in good season.
Timely advis'd, the coming evil shun.
TI'ME-PIECE, noun [time and piece.] A clock, watch or other instrument to measure or show the progress of time; a chronometer.
TI'ME-PLEASER, noun s as z. [time and please.] One who complies with the prevailing opinions, whatever they may be.
TI'ME-SERVER, noun [time and serve.] One who adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who obsequiously complies with the ruling power.
TI'ME-SERVING, adjective Obsequiously complying with the humors of men in power.
TI'ME-SERVING, noun An obsequious compliance with the humors of men in power, which implies a surrender of one's independence, and sometimes of one's integrity.
perfect; admirable; honorable
TI'ME-WORN, adjective Impaired by time.