time machine


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to time machine: time capsule, Time travel, Wayback machine

time machine

n.
A fictional or hypothetical device by means of which one may travel into the future and the past.

time machine

n
(in science fiction) a machine in which people or objects can be transported into the past or the future

time′ machine`


n.
a theoretical apparatus that would convey a person or object to the past or future.
[1895]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.time machine - a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the futuretime machine - a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Translations
aikakone
vremeplov
tímavél
References in classic literature ?
So that it was the Psychologist himself who sent forth the model Time Machine on its interminable voyage.
Now we get Hot Tub Time Machine, which is being billed as The Hangover crossed with Back To The Future's meet-your-parents line.
Unlike his character in Hot Tub Time Machine, John doesn't have problem getting dates.
Wells, author of the novel The Time Machine (1895).
This book interprets Wells's novel by showing how Wells synthesized ideas from biology, zoology, geology, paleontology, astronomy and physics using the time machine as "a metaphorical vehicle for exploring the future of the human race" (11) and the "post-Darwinian relationship between mankind and time" (40).
And just think how useful time machines would be to the witness protection program.
The Time Machine also has more practical features, including automatically positioned bristles and a timer to let kids know when they have brushed long enough.
Henket describes the Teylers as 'a perfect and beautiful time machine, where the atmospheres of various periods are still intact'.
com)-- Solution-Soft will now offer an annual subscription for their flagship product, Time Machine.