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tim·er

 (tī′mər)
n.
1. One who keeps track of time; a timekeeper.
2. A timepiece, especially one used for measuring and signaling the end of time intervals, as on a stove.
3. A switch or regulator that controls or activates and deactivates another mechanism at set times.
4. A device that controls the timing of the sparks that ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine.

timer

(ˈtaɪmə)
n
1. (Horology) a device for measuring, recording, or indicating time
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a switch or regulator that causes a mechanism to operate at a specific time or at predetermined intervals
3. a person or thing that times

tim•er

(ˈtaɪ mər)

n.
1. a person who measures or records time; timekeeper.
2. a device for indicating or measuring elapsed time, as a stopwatch.
3. a device for controlling machinery, appliances, or the like, in a specified way at a predetermined time.
4. (in an internal-combustion engine) a set of points actuated by a cam, which causes the spark for igniting the charge at the instant required.
[1490–1500]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timer - a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its endtimer - a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
chronograph - an accurate timer for recording time
parking meter - a coin-operated timer located next to a parking space; depositing money into it entitles you to park your car there for a specified length of time
stop watch, stopwatch - a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)
horologe, timepiece, timekeeper - a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
2.timer - (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
3.timer - a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times
governor, regulator - a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
Translations
ساعَة تَوْقيتعدَّاد
časový spínačstopkyčasoměřič
tænd-og-sluk-urtidtagertimer
ajastin
tajmer
idõkapcsolóidõmérõidõzítõ
skeiîklukka; tímavörîurtímastillir; klukkurofi
タイマー
타이머
časomeraččasový spínač
tidtagarur
เครื่องจับเวลา
kronometresaatzaman ölçen kimse
thiết bị bấm giờ

timer

[ˈtaɪməʳ] N
1. (= egg timer) → reloj m de arena
2. (Aut) → distribuidor m (Tech) → reloj m automático; (= regulator) → temporizador m

timer

[ˈtaɪmər] n
(in kitchen)minuteur m
(= electronic device) → minuteur mtime-saving [ˈtaɪmseɪvɪŋ] adjqui fait gagner du temps

timer

nZeitmesser m; (= switch)Schaltuhr f; (= person)Zeitnehmer(in) m(f)

timer

[ˈtaɪməʳ] n (in kitchen) → contaminuti m inv; (hourglass) → clessidra (Tech) → timer m inv, temporizzatore m inv

time

(taim) noun
1. the hour of the day. What time is it?; Can your child tell the time yet?
2. the passage of days, years, events etc. time and space; Time will tell.
3. a point at which, or period during which, something happens. at the time of his wedding; breakfast-time.
4. the quantity of minutes, hours, days etc, eg spent in, or available for, a particular activity etc. This won't take much time to do; I enjoyed the time I spent in Paris; At the end of the exam, the supervisor called `Your time is up!'
5. a suitable moment or period. Now is the time to ask him.
6. one of a number occasions. He's been to France four times.
7. a period characterized by a particular quality in a person's life, experience etc. He went through an unhappy time when she died; We had some good times together.
8. the speed at which a piece of music should be played; tempo. in slow time.
verb
1. to measure the time taken by (a happening, event etc) or by (a person, in doing something). He timed the journey.
2. to choose a particular time for. You timed your arrival beautifully!
ˈtimeless adjective
1. not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time. timeless works of art.
2. never-ending. the timeless beauty of Venice.
ˈtimelessly adverb
ˈtimelessness noun
ˈtimely adjective
coming at the right moment. Your arrival was most timely.
ˈtimeliness noun
ˈtimer noun
1. a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything. a three-minute egg-timer.
2. a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time.
times noun plural
1. a period; an era. We live in difficult times.
2. in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by. Four times two is eight.
ˈtiming noun
1. the measuring of the amount of time taken.
2. the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect. All comedians should have a good sense of timing.
time bomb
a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time.
ˈtime-consuming adjective
taking too much time to do. a time-consuming process/job.
time limit
a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished. The examination has a time limit of three hours.
time ˈoff noun
a period of time away from work or studying.
time ˈout noun
(American).
1. (in basketball etc) a short break requested by the coach to give instructions etc.
2. a short period of rest from an activity. to take time out to relax.
ˈtimetable noun
a list of the times of trains, school classes etc.
all in good time
soon enough.
all the time
continually.
at times
occasionally; sometimes.
be behind time
to be late.
for the time being
meanwhile. I am staying at home for the time being.
from time to time
occasionally; sometimes. From time to time he brings me a present.
in good time
early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc). We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time
1. early enough. He arrived in time for dinner; Are we in time to catch the train?
2. (with with) at the same speed or rhythm. They marched in time with the music.
no time (at all)
a very short time indeed. The journey took no time (at all).
one/two etc at a time
singly, or in groups of two etc. They came into the room three at a time.
on time
at the right time. The train left on time.
save/waste time
to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily. Take my car instead of walking, if you want to save time; We mustn't waste time discussing unimportant matters.
take one's time
to do something as slowly as one wishes.
time and (time) again
again and again; repeatedly. I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.

timer

عدَّاد časový spínač timer Zeitschaltuhr χρονοδιακόπτης temporizador ajastin minuteur tajmer timer タイマー 타이머 timer tidtaker stoper cronómetro, cronômetro таймер tidtagarur เครื่องจับเวลา saat thiết bị bấm giờ 定时器

timer

n. regulador de tiempo, minutero.
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