Synonyms of time
1 periodDictionary • For a long time I didn't tell anyone.
period • a period of a few months
while • They walked on in silence for a while.
term • a 12-month term of service
season • birds arriving for the breeding season
space • They've come a long way in a short space of time.
stretch • He would study for eight- to ten-hour stretches.
spell • There has been a spell of dry weather.
phase • The crisis is entering a crucial phase.
interval • There was a long interval of silence.
span • The batteries had a life span of six hours.
period of time
stint • a five-year stint in Hong Kong
duration • the duration of the trial
length of time
2 occasionDictionary • It seemed like a good time to tell her.
occasion • I often think fondly of an occasion some years ago.
point • At this point, Diana arrived.
moment • At this moment a car stopped outside the house.
stage • the final stage of the tour
instance • a serious instance of corruption
instant • At the same instant, he flung open the car door.
point in time
juncture • We're at a critical juncture.
3 ageDictionary • The design has remained unchanged since the time of the pharaohs.
age • the age of steam and steel
era • a custom pre-dating the Christian era
date • There are two important dates for you to remember.
generation • Within a generation, flight has become popular with many travellers.
epoch • the beginning of a major epoch in world history
5 tempoDictionary • A reel is in four-four time.
tempo • Elgar supplied his work with precise indications of tempo.
beat • the dance beats of the last two decades
rhythm • the rhythm and rhyme inherent in nursery rhymes
6 lifetimeDictionary • I wouldn't change anything if I had my time again.
lifetime • During my lifetime I haven't got round to much travelling.
day • In my day we treated our elders with more respect.
life • He spent the last fourteen years of his life in retirement.
1 measureDictionary • He timed each performance with a stopwatch.
measure • Measure the length and width of the gap.
count • I count him as one of my best friends.
2 scheduleDictionary • We had timed our visit for March 7.
schedule • No new talks are scheduled.
set • A date will be set for a future meeting.
plan • I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
book • She booked herself a flight home last night.
programme • His homework is more manageable now because it is programmed into his schedule.
fix • He's fixed a time when I can see him.
arrange • She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
organize • We need someone to help organize our campaign.
timetable • I had nothing timetabled around this lunch-break.
slate (US) • The meeting is slated for next Thursday.
IDIOMS:▷ ahead of time
PHRASES:▷ at times
▷ in time
▷ on time
PROVERBS:Time and tide wait for no man
Time flies (tempus fugit)
Time is a great healer
Time will tell
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ageAn age is a period in history.
• the age of steam and steel
arrangeIf you arrange an event or meeting, you make plans for it to happen.
• She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
jack up (New Zealand, informal)
jack up (New Zealand, informal)
beatThe beat of a piece of music is the main rhythm that it has.
• the dance beats of the last two decades
Thesaurus for time from the Collins English Thesaurus
the continuous passage of existence in which events pass from a state of potentiality in the future, through the present, to a state of finality in the past