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time

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of time

  1. 1 a particular point at which an event takes place <remember that one time you tried to wash the dog in the sink> Synonyms moment, occasionRelated Words flash, instant, jiffy, minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, wink; bit, space, spell, stretch, while

  2. 2 an exciting or noteworthy event that one experiences firsthand <enjoys telling us about the times he had while he was in the army> Synonyms emprise, experience, exploit, gest (or geste), happening, adventureRelated Words escapade, lark, ploy; act, action, deed, doing, feat; episode, occasion; baptism, ordeal, test, trial, tribulation; enterprise, risk, venture; expedition, exploration, mission, performance, quest, stuntNear Antonyms bore, bummer, bust, downer, drag

  3. 3 an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing <back in my parents' time, families usually had only one car> Synonyms day, epoch, era, period, ageRelated Words cycle, generation, year; bit, space, span, spell, stretch, while; date, vintage

  4. 4 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress <how much time will the project take?> Synonyms continuance, date, life, life span, lifetime, run, standing, durationRelated Words spell, stretch; span, tenure, term; hitch, tour, turn; half-life; age, longevity




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