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time·piece

 (tīm′pēs′)
n.
An instrument, such as a clock or watch, that measures, registers, or records time.

timepiece

(ˈtaɪmˌpiːs)
n
1. (Horology) any of various devices, such as a clock, watch, or chronometer, which measure and indicate time
2. (Horology) a device which indicates the time but does not strike or otherwise audibly mark the hours

time•piece

(ˈtaɪmˌpis)

n.
1. an apparatus for measuring and recording the progress of time.
2. a clock or a watch.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timepiece - a measuring instrument or device for keeping timetimepiece - a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
atomic clock - a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules
balance wheel, balance - a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
dial - the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
escapement - mechanical device that regulates movement
hairspring - a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece
hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
sandglass - timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage
sundial - timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial
time-ball - a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory
timer - a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
watch, ticker - a small portable timepiece
Translations

timepiece

[ˈtaɪmpiːs] Nreloj m

timepiece

time piece [ˈtaɪmpiːs] n (old-fashioned)appareil m d'horlogerie

timepiece

nUhr f, → Chronometer nt (geh)

timepiece

[ˈtaɪmˌpiːs] n (old) (frm) → orologio
References in classic literature ?
This famous timepiece, always regulated on the Greenwich meridian, which was now some seventy-seven degrees westward, was at least four hours slow.
I found the date was indeed to-day, and looking at the timepiece, saw the hour was almost eight o'clock.
The two lower rooms consisted of a dining-room, with a table, chairs, and side-board of walnut, -- and a wainscoted parlor, without ornaments, carpet, or timepiece.
At last the minute-hand of the old-fashioned brazen-faced timepiece was on the last quarter to eight, and there was every reason for its being time to get ready for departure.
Meantime the cabbages all turned very red in the face, and it seemed as if old Nick himself had taken possession of every thing in the shape of a timepiece.
She showed me her fat French poodle, that lay curled up on a silk cushion, and the two fine Italian paintings: which, however, she would not give me time to examine, but, saying I must look at them some other day, insisted upon my admiring the little jewelled watch she had purchased in Geneva; and then she took me round the room to point out sundry articles of vertu she had brought from Italy: an elegant little timepiece, and several busts, small graceful figures, and vases, all beautifully carved in white marble.
He looked at the timepiece set in a massive bracelet upon his left forearm.
The fact that the sun is nearly down," the Grave Person said, "is immaterial, but the fact that he did not consult his timepiece and make answer after due deliberation and consideration is fatal.
As he took his timepiece and reattached it to the guard I observed that his hands were unsteady.
These lines are from the second book of The Task called The Timepiece.
The hour-hand moved on, the timepiece of my life drew breath--never did I hear such stillness around me, so that my heart was terrified.
He turned his big head slowly, and over his shoulder gave a haughty oblique stare to the ponderous marble timepiece with the sly, feeble tick.