Definition of time capsule in English:

time capsule

Pronunciation /taɪm ˈkæpsəl/

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  • A container storing a selection of objects chosen as being typical of the present time, buried for discovery in the future.

    ‘the opening of a time capsule dating from 1904’
    • ‘the house had stopped in time, like a time capsule’
    • ‘On Monday, they'll bury a time capsule containing work from every child in the school - to be reopened in 2013.’
    • ‘Very soon, a vast time capsule will be buried containing all manner of goods and items intended to wholly embody 20th century life.’
    • ‘A window to the past was opened by pupils at a Yorkshire school yesterday, after the discovery of a time capsule dating back to 1891.’
    • ‘A time capsule containing controversial items is to be buried in the building site at St. Anne's College.’
    • ‘In exchange for a contribution of at least £10, individuals were able to buy a tree and have their name included in a time capsule buried on the site.’
    • ‘There was much interest in the Killavil community as the pupils of their school buried a time capsule.’
    • ‘Builders working on the redevelopment of the Withington Hospital site have uncovered a time capsule buried 118 years ago.’
    • ‘Alongside this a time capsule was buried which will be opened in 2050.’
    • ‘School pupils plan to bury a time capsule in the garden, which is to be dug up in 50 years time, in the year 2050.’
    • ‘For £10 per tree, the donor's name will be inscribed on a plaque in the wood and also included in a time capsule to be buried there.’
    • ‘Pupils from the school in East Hull are hoping to make a little bit of history by burying a time capsule at the site of their new school, which is due to open in January.’
    • ‘George Orwell buried a time capsule at Southwold, Suffolk seventy years ago.’
    • ‘But a time capsule will give future generations a snapshot of 21st century hospital life.’
    • ‘He was also invited to put a memento, a signed copy of the day's programme, into a time capsule that will be buried in the ground.’
    • ‘The Minister watched as a time capsule was buried in the Millennium Garden at the school.’
    • ‘It will carry a time capsule containing messages and personal items that will stay on the moon after the crash.’
    • ‘Last November the pupils took part in a ceremony to bury a time capsule at the site of the new school.’
    • ‘The Scottish Executive is soon to bury a time capsule on the site of the new parliament.’
    • ‘Once he was even called to locate a plastic time capsule buried in front of a high school nearly 30 years earlier.’
    • ‘If you want to peer into the past, you could dig up a time capsule buried in some building foundation.’