have the time

Definition of have the time

Note: If someone asks you if you have the time, that person is asking if you know what time it is.
also have got
  • Have you got the time?

Word by Word Definitions

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


have (the) time

Definition of have (the) time

1 :to be able to use an amount of time required for a particular purpose
  • "Can you go to the store for me?" "I'm sorry, but I don't have time."
  • We're on a deadline, but he acts like we have all the time in the world!
often followed by to + verb
  • Do you have time to look this over for me?
often + for
  • We've got time for a few more questions.
2 :to like or be willing to spend time dealing with (something or someone) usually + for
  • I have no time for liars.
  • (British) We have a lot of time for her.

Word by Word Definitions

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


have the time

Definition of have the time

:have time available (for something)
  • I don't have the time to talk right now.

Word by Word Definitions

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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