1
: done or taking place at a time of a specified sort
an ill-timed arrival
2
: made to occur at or in a set time
a timed explosion

Examples of timed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Manetti Shrem Museum of Art reopened in person on June 3 with timed tickets. Sarah Murphy, Sacramento Bee, 1 Feb. 2024 Tickets to the shows are sold by timed entry, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and start at $43. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Jan. 2024 The opening ceremonies are set to start at 9 a.m. followed by the timed 5K runners starting at 9:30 a.m. Anchorage Daily News, 16 May 2023 Mimi Smith was credited with three saves through timed play, but gave up four goals during the shootout. Evan Dudley, al, 13 May 2023 Each episode has four contestants, each of whom must answer questions asked in rapid-fire succession in two timed rounds, while seated in a black leather chair with a bright spotlight shining on their faces. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2023 Slide your trotters into the foot holes (the liners zip out for easy cleaning) and let the machine compress, roll and pummel your lower appendages over the course of a timed 15- or 20-minute cycle. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2023 Our testers paid attention to brushing cues and timed settings, as well as any extra features (including any app functionality). Danielle Zoellner, Verywell Health, 18 Oct. 2023 Perhaps, but his writing remains dense, with challenging, precisely timed overlaps in the dialogue. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of timed was in 1631

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“Timed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timed. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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