timer

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noun tim·er \ ˈtī-mər \

Definition of timer

:one that times: such as
a :timepiece; especially :a stopwatch for timing races
c :a device (such as a clock) that indicates by a sound the end of an interval of time or that starts or stops a device at predetermined times

Examples of timer in a Sentence

  1. He was the official timer for the race.

  2. She set the timer on the oven for one hour.

  3. The timer is set to go off in 15 minutes.

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First Known Use of timer

1841


TIMER Defined for English Language Learners

timer

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noun

Definition of timer for English Language Learners

  • : a special watch that is used to measure the amount of time that is taken to finish a race, a test, etc.; also : a person who uses such a watch to time someone or something

  • : a device that makes a sound when a certain amount of time has passed

  • : a device that can be set to turn something (such as a light) on or off at a certain time



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