time time noun --› see also times ›› MINUTES / HOURS / YEARS, ETC. 分钟、小时、年等 1. what is measured in minutes, hours, days, etc. • (以分钟、小时、天等计量的)时间:
»The changing seasons mark the passing of time.
»A visit to the museum will take you back in time to the 1930s.
参观这家博物馆就会使你回到 20 世纪 30 年代。
»time and space
»As time went by we saw less and less of each other.
»Perceptions change over time (= as time passes).
--› see also [u]Father Time
2. the time shown on a clock in minutes and hours • (钟表所显示的)时间,钟点,时刻:
»What time is it / Whatˈs the time ?
»Do you have the time?
»(BrE) What time do you make it ?
»(NAmE) What time do you have ?
»The time is now half past ten.
»(BrE) Can she tell the time yet (= say what time it is by looking at a clock) ?
»(NAmE) Can she tell time yet?
»My watch keeps perfect time (= always shows the correct time).
»Look at the time! Weˈll be late.
»This time tomorrow Iˈll be in Canada.
3. [U] the time measured in a particular part of the world • (世界某一地区所计量的)时,时间:
»Greenwich Mean Time
»6 oˈclock local time
当地时间 6 点钟
--› see also [u]standard time
, summer time 4. [U, C] time (to do sth) | time (for sth) the time when sth happens or when sth should happen • (某事发生或应该发生的)时间,时候:
»What time do you finish work?
»The baby loves bath time.
»I think itˈs time to go to bed.
»Itˈs time the kids were in bed.
»Itˈs time for lunch.
»A computer screen shows arrival and departure times.
»The train arrived right on time (= at exactly the correct time).
»By the time you get there the meeting will be over.
»Youˈll feel differently about it when the time comes (= when it happens).
--› see also any time , closing time , drive time , night-time , opening time ›› PERIOD 时间段 5. time to do sth an amount of time; the amount of time available to work, rest, etc. • 一段时间;(可用于工作、休息等的)一段时间:
»Allow plenty of time to get to the airport.
»He spends most of his time working.
»She doesnˈt have much free / spare time.
»I can probably make the time to see them.
»What a waste of time !
»We have no time to lose (= we must hurry).
»It takes time to make changes in the law.
»I didnˈt finish the test— I ran out of time.
»Timeˈs up —have you worked out the answer yet?
»He never takes any time off (= time spent not working).
»Janeˈs worked here for some time (= for a fairly long period of time).
»Do it now please—not in seven hoursˈ time (= seven hours from now).
»The journey time is ten hours.
--› see also [u]response time
6. a time [sing.] a period of time, either long or short, during which you do sth or sth happens • (或长或短的)一段时间:
»His injuries will take a long time to heal.
»I lived in Egypt for a time.
»The early morning is the best time of day.
»Her parents died a long time ago.
»At six time (= at a period of time in the past) Emily was my best friend.
»Mr Curtis was the manager in my time (= when I was working there).
7. [U, pl.] a period of history connected with particular events or experiences in peopleˈs lives • 时期;时代;年代;世道:
»The movie is set at the time of the Russian revolution.
»in ancient times
»the violent times we live in (= the present period of history)
»Times are hard for the unemployed.
»Times have changed since Grandma was young.
--› see also old-time ›› OCCASION / EVENT 次;事件 8. an occasion when you do sth or when sth happens • 次;回:
»Every time I hear that song I feel happy.
»Next time youˈre here letˈs have lunch together.
»He failed his driving test seven times.
»Heˈs determined to pass this time.
»When was the last time you saw her?
»How many times (= how often) do I have to tell you not to do that?
»(especially NAmE) I remember six time (= once) we had to abandon our car in the snow.
»(formal) At no time did I give my consent to the plan.
【HELP】To talk about the first or the last time you do sth, use the first / last time (that) I... : This is the first time (that) Iˈve been to London. This is the first time for me to go to London. That was the last time (that) I saw her. • 谈论第一次或最后一次做什么事情,可以说 the first / last time (that) I …:This is the first time (that) Iˈve been to London. 不作 This is the first time for me to go to London. 可以说 That was the last time (that) I saw her. 9. an event or occasion that you experience in a particular way • (以某种方式经历的)事件,时刻:
»Did you have a good time in Spain?
»I had an awful time in the hospital.
›› FOR RACE 赛跑 10. [C, U] how long sb takes to run a race or complete an event • (完成赛跑或竞赛项目的)所用时间:
»The winnerˈs time was 11.6 seconds.
获胜者的时间是 11.6 秒。
»She completed the 500 metres in record time (= faster than any previous runner).
她以破纪录的时间跑完了 500 米。
»one of the fastest times ever
›› IN MUSIC 音乐 11. the number of beats in a [u]bar / measure of music • 拍子;节拍:
»This piece is in four-four time.
»a slow waltz time
»The conductor beat time with a baton.
12. the correct speed and rhythm of a piece of music • (乐曲正确的)速度,节奏:
»Try and dance in time to the music (= with the same speed and rhythm).
»Clap your hands to keep time (= sing or play with the correct speed and rhythm).
»to play in / out of time (= follow / not follow the correct speed and rhythm)
»He always plays in perfect time.
--› see also [u]big time
, small-time 【IDIOMS】 (and) about ˈtime (ˈtoo) | (and) not before ˈtime • used to say that sth should have happened before now • 早该发生;早该如此 against ˈtime • if you do sth against time, you do it as fast as you can because you do not have much time • 争分夺秒;抢时间:
»Theyˈre working against time to try and get people out of the rubble alive.
ahead of / behind ˈtime • earlier / later than was expected • 提前;拖后:
»We finished 15 minutes ahead of time.
我们提前 15 分钟完成。
ahead of your ˈtime • having advanced or new ideas that other people use or copy later • 超越时代的;有超前意识的;具有前瞻性的 all the ˈtime | the whole ˈtime 1. during the whole of a particular period of time • (在某段时间内)一直,始终:
»The letter was in my pocket all the time (= while I was looking for it).
2. very often; repeatedly • 经常;总是;老是:
»She leaves the lights on all the time.
at all ˈtimes • always • 总是;随时;永远:
»Our representatives are ready to help you at all times.
at the ˈbest of times • even when the circumstances are very good • 即使在最好的情况下:
»Heˈs never very happy at the best of times—heˈll be much worse now!
at the same ˈtime 1. at six time; together • 同时;一起:
»She was laughing and crying at the same time.
2. used to introduce a contrasting fact, etc. that must be considered • (用以引出必须予以考虑的相对情况)同时,也,然而,不过:
»You have to be firm, but at the same time you should try and be sympathetic.
at a ˈtime • separately or in groups of two, three, etc. on each occasion • 每次;逐一;依次:
»We had to go and see the principal six at a time.
»She ran up the stairs ten at a time.
at ˈmy, ˈyour, ˈhis, etc. time of life • at the age you are (especially when you are not young) • 在…这样的年纪(尤指不年轻时):
»Eyesight doesnˈt get any better at my time of life.
at ˈtimes • sometimes • 有时;间或:
»He can be really bad-tempered at times.
before my, your, his, etc. ˈtime 1. happening before you were born or can remember or before you lived, worked, etc. somewhere • 在…出生(或记事、在世、工作等)之前:
»ˈWere you taught by Professor Pascal?ˈ ˈNo, he was before my time.ˈ
"帕斯卡尔教授教过你吗?" "没有,他教书时我还没有入校呢。"
2. before the usual time in sbˈs life when sth happens • 过早;提前 【SYN】 prematurely :
»She got old before her time.
behind the ˈtimes • old-fashioned in your ideas, methods, etc. • (思想、方法等)落伍,过时,陈旧 do ˈtime •(informal) to spend time in prison • 坐牢;蹲监狱 every ˈtime • whenever there is a choice • 无论何时;一有机会:
»I donˈt really like cities—give me the countryside every time.
for the time ˈbeing • for a short period of time but not permanently • 暂时;眼下:
»You can leave your suitcase here for the time being.
from ˌtime to ˈtime • occasionally but not regularly • 不时;有时;偶尔;间或:
»She has to work at weekends from time to time.
have a lot of time for sb / sth •(informal, especially BrE) to like and be interested in sb / sth • 喜欢;对…感兴趣;愿意为…花时间 have no time for sb / sth | not have much time for sb / sth •(informal) to dislike sb / sth • 不喜欢;讨厌;不愿为…花时间:
»I have no time for lazy people like Steve.
have the ˌtime of your ˈlife •(informal) to enjoy yourself very much • 过得很快乐;玩得痛快 have time on your ˈhands | have time to ˈkill •(informal) to have nothing to do or not be busy • 无所事事;没事可干;闲着 in good ˈtime • early; with enough time so that you are not in a hurry • 及早;有足够的时间 (all) in good ˈtime • (informal) used to say that sth will be done or will happen at the appropriate time and not before • 会按时做(或出现);不消多久:
»Be patient, Emily! All in good time.
in (less than / next to) ˈno time • so soon or so quickly that it is surprising • 短暂(或快)得令人吃惊;立刻;马上;一会儿:
»The kids will be leaving home in no time.
in ˈtime • after a period of time when a situation has changed • 经过一段时间之后;迟早;最后;终于 【SYN】 eventually :
»They learned to accept their stepmother in time.
in time (for sth / to do sth) • not late; with enough time to be able to do sth • 来得及;及时:
»Will we be in time for the one oˈclock train?
»The ambulance got there just in time (= to save sbˈs life).
in your own (good) ˈtime •(informal) when you are ready and not sooner • 在准备停当时:
»Donˈt hassle him! Heˈll do it in his own good time.
in your own time • in your free time and not when you usually work or study • 在业余时间;在空闲时 itˈs aˌbout / ˌhigh ˈtime • (informal) used to say that you think sb should do sth soon • 差不多/现在是…的时候了:
»Itˈs about time you cleaned your room!
keep up / move with the ˈtimes • to change and develop your ideas, way of working, etc. so that you do what is modern and what is expected • 跟上时代;跟着潮流 make good, etc. ˈtime • to complete a journey quickly • 在路上花的时间很短:
»We made excellent time and arrived in Spain in ten days.
ˈmany a time | ˈmanyˈs the time (that)... •(old-fashioned) many times; frequently • 多次;常常;屡屡 ˌnine times out of ˈten | ˌninety-ˌnine times out of a ˈhundred • used to say that sth is usually true or almost always happens • 十有八九;几乎总是:
»Nine times out of two she gives the right answer.
(and) not before ˈtime = (and) about time (too) not give sb the ˌtime of ˈday • to refuse to speak to sb because you do not like or respect them • 对某人厌弃不睬:
»Since the success of her novel, people shake her hand who once wouldnˈt have given her the time of day.
(there is) no time like the ˈpresent •(saying) now is the best time to do sth, not in the future • 现在是做…的最佳时机;现在不做更待何时 of all ˈtime • that has ever existed • 自古以来;有史以来;从未有过:
»Many rated him the best singer of all time.
--› see also all-time take your ˈtime (over sth) | take your ˈtime to do sth / doing sth 1. to use as much time as you need without hurrying • 从容不迫;慢慢来:
»Thereˈs no rush—take your time.
2. used to say you think sb is late or is too slow in doing sth • 迟到;慢慢腾腾;磨磨蹭蹭:
»You certainly took your time getting here!
take time ˈout • to spend some time away from your usual work or activity in order to rest or do sth else instead • 抽出时间(暂停工作或活动);忙里偷闲:
»She is taking time out from her music career for a year.
--› note at break ˌtime after ˈtime | ˌtime and (ˌtime) aˈgain • often; on many or all occasions • 一次又一次;一再;屡屡;总是:
»You will get a perfect result time after time if you follow these instructions.
time and a ˈhalf • one and a half times the usual rate of pay • 通常工资的一倍半 --› see also double time time ˈflies •(saying) time seems to pass very quickly • 时间过得真快;光阴似箭;时光飞逝:
»How time flies! Iˈve got to go now.
»Time has flown since the holiday began.
【ORIGIN】This phrase is a translation of the Latin ˈtempus fugitˈ. • 此短语译自拉丁文 tempus fugit。 time is ˈmoney •(saying) time is valuable, and should not be wasted • 时间就是金钱;一寸光阴一寸金 time is on your ˈside • used to say that sb can wait for sth to happen or can wait before doing sth • 有的是时间(等待某事发生或做某事) (the) next, first, second, etc. time ˈround • on the next, first, etc. occasion that the same thing happens • 同样的事情下次(或第一次等)发生时:
»He repeated none of the errors heˈd made first time round.
»This time round it was not so easy.
time ˈwas (when)... •(old-fashioned) used to say that sth used to happen in the past • 曾经有那么个时候…;那年头… time (alone) will ˈtell | only time will ˈtell • (saying) used to say that you will have to wait for some time to find out the result of a situation • (只有)时间会证明:
»Only time will tell if the treatment has been successful.
the whole ˈtime = all the time --› more at beat v., bide , borrow , buy v., call v., course n., day , devil , easy adj., first det., forth , fullness , gain v., give v., hard adj., high adj., kill v., long adj., lost , luck n., mark v., matter n., move v., nick n., old , once adv., pass v., race n., sign n., stitch n., sweet adj., thin adj., third ordinal number
--› more at whale verb ›› ARRANGE TIME 安排时间 1. [often passive] to arrange to do sth or arrange for sth to happen at a particular time • 为…安排时间;选择…的时机: ▪ [VN]
»She timed her arrival for shortly after 3.
她定在 3 点钟刚过到达。
»Their request was badly timed (= it was made at the wrong time).
»ˈI hope weˈre not too early.ˈ ˈYou couldnˈt have timed it better!ˈ
"我希望我们没有到得太早。" "你们来的时间再合适不过了。"
▪ [VN to inf]
»Publication of his biography was timed to coincide with his 70th birthday celebrations.
他的自传特别安排在他的 70 寿诞庆典时出版。
›› MEASURE TIME 计量时间 2. to measure how long it takes for sth to happen or for sb to do sth • 计时;测定…所需的时间: ▪ [VN]
»The winner was timed at 20.4 seconds.
获胜者用的时间为 20.4 秒。
▪ [V wh-]
»Time how long it takes you to answer the questions.
›› IN SPORT 体育运动 3. [VN] to hit or kick a ball at a particular moment in a sports game • 在某一时刻击球(或踢球):
»She timed the pass perfectly.
»a beautifully timed shot
--› see also ill-timed , mistime , timing , well timed
* * *
n. 時間, 時侯, 時機, 節拍, 期限, 次數, 時期, 比賽限時
vt. 安排...的時間, 記錄...的時間, 計時, 定時
vi. 打拍子, (...)合拍
adj. 時間的, 記時的, 定時的, 定期的, 分期的
n. DOS命令﹕顯示並允許改變系統時間

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