time machine


Definition of time machine

: a hypothetical device that permits travel into the past and future

Examples of time machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For many of its fans, crumb cake is a time machine back to childhood. Stacy Adimando, Saveur, "Crumb Cake Is Germany’s Gift to Baking," 7 Nov. 2018 And talk about a time machine: That electro-mechanical hum transported me to my childhood. Matt Bean, Sunset Magazine, "Sunset Loves: The Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine," 25 Aug. 2020 The only way for Fitz to successfully build a time machine was to spend literally his whole life on it. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap: The end is near," 6 Aug. 2020 The switch that turns on the time machine's electronics is made from the same battery-terminal brush that the movie car had. Talon Homer, Car and Driver, "The Cars Are the Stars: The Art of Replicating Hollywood's Famous Rides," 14 June 2020 Elisabeth turned on the time machine, activating the dark matter and opening a portal to 2020 Charlotte. Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Dark Final Season Recap," 28 June 2020 Two teenage science nerds in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn build a makeshift time machine to right a tragic wrong. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Skip The Help. Celebrate Juneteenth by watching a few of these 25 films.," 19 June 2020 His first vehicle replica was Doc Brown's time machine. Talon Homer, Car and Driver, "The Cars Are the Stars: The Art of Replicating Hollywood's Famous Rides," 14 June 2020 Your favorite time-traveling duo has arrived in the 21st century – without the help of a time machine. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Excellent! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return to 'Bill & Ted' universe in first threequel trailer," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of time machine

1895, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2020

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“Time machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20machine. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of time machine

in stories : a machine that allows people to travel to a time in the past or future

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