Synonyms of time in English:

time


See definition of time

noun

1‘what time is it?’

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hour
dated o'clock

2‘late at night was the best time to leave’

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moment, point, point in time, occasion, hour, minute, second, instant, juncture, stage, phase

3‘he worked there for a time’

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while, spell, stretch, stint, span, season, interval, period, period of time, length of time, duration, run, space, phase, stage, term
British informal patch

4‘in the time of the dinosaurs’

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era, age, epoch, period, aeon, years, days
generation, date

5‘I've known a lot of women in my time’

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lifetime, life, life span, allotted span, days, time on earth, existence, threescore years and ten
this mortal coil
informal born days

6‘he had been a professional actor in his time’

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heyday, day, hour, prime, best days, best years, youth, vigour, springtime, salad days, maturity

7‘he would have a hard time in prison’

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situation, state of affairs, experience, life, way of life
conditions, circumstances, affairs, surroundings, environment, context, background, ambience, atmosphere

8‘tunes in waltz time’

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rhythm, tempo, beat, pulse, flow
metre, measure, cadence, pattern
accent, stress

verb

1‘his meeting had been timed for three o'clock’

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schedule, set, set up, arrange, organize, fix, fix up, fix a time for, book, line up, slot in, prearrange, timetable, bill, programme, plan
North American slate

2‘I had timed my arrival just about perfectly’

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regulate, adjust, calculate, set, synchronize

3‘he timed it—it took two minutes and forty-three seconds’

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measure, put a stopwatch on, meter, count
informal clock

Phrases

    at one time

    1‘she was a nurse at one time’


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    formerly, previously, once, in the past, at one point, at some point, once upon a time, time was when, in days gone by, in times gone by, in times past, in the old days, in the good old days, back in the day, long ago
    literary in days of yore, in times of yore, of yore
    archaic sometime, erst, erstwhile, whilom
    ANTONYMS

    never

    2‘several matches were going on at one time’


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    simultaneously, at once, at the same time, at one and the same time, at the same instant, at the same moment, concurrently, concomitantly
    together, all together, alongside each other, in unison, in concert, in chorus, as a group
    rare synchronously
    ANTONYMS

    separately, consecutively

    at the same time

    1‘they arrived at the same time’


    SYNONYMS
    simultaneously, at the same instant, at the same moment, together, all together, as a group, at once, at one and the same time, at one time, concurrently, concomitantly, alongside each other, in unison, in concert, in chorus
    rare synchronously
    ANTONYMS

    separately, consecutively

    2‘I can't really explain it, but at the same time I'm not convinced’


    SYNONYMS
    nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, however, but, still, yet, though, be that as it may, for all that, in spite of everything, in spite of that, despite everything, despite that, after everything, having said that, just the same, all the same, in any event, come what may, at any rate, notwithstanding, regardless, anyway, anyhow
    informal still and all
    archaic howbeit, withal, natheless
    ahead of time

    ‘the bridge was declared ready seven months ahead of time’


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    early, earlier than expected, earlier than required, in good time, with time to spare, timely, in advance, sooner, in readiness, already
    ANTONYMS

    behind time, late

    from time to time

    ‘all children act up from time to time’


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    sometimes, occasionally, now and again, now and then, every now and again, every now and then, every so often, once in a while, every once in a while, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, off and on, at times, at intervals, periodically, sporadically, spasmodically, erratically, irregularly, intermittently, by fits and starts, in fits and starts, fitfully, discontinuously, piecemeal
    rare interruptedly
    ANTONYMS

    constantly

    time after time

    ‘the camera produces excellent results time after time’


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    repeatedly, again and again, over and over, over and over again, time and again, time and time again, frequently, often, many times, many a time, on many occasions, many times over
    day in, day out, day after day, week in, week out, night and day, all the time
    persistently, recurrently, constantly, continually, regularly
    North American oftentimes
    ad nauseam
    literary many a time and oft, oft, oft-times
    ANTONYMS

    sporadically, never

    behind the times

    ‘the children considered Dad to be behind the times’


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    old-fashioned, outmoded, out of fashion, out of date, unfashionable, frumpish, frumpy, out of style, outdated, dated, out, outworn, old, former, dead, musty, old-time, old-world, behindhand, past, bygone, archaic, obsolescent, obsolete, ancient, antiquated, superannuated
    defunct, medieval, prehistoric, antediluvian, old-fogeyish, old-fangled, conservative, backward-looking, quaint, anachronistic, crusted, feudal, fusty, moth-eaten, olde worlde
    démodé, vieux jeu, passé
    informal old hat, square, not with it, out of the ark, creaky, clunky, mouldy
    Northern English informal antwacky
    North American informal horse-and-buggy, rinky-dink, mossy
    archaic square-toed
    ANTONYMS

    up to date, ahead of one's time

    on time

    ‘the train was on time’


    SYNONYMS
    punctual, punctually, prompt, promptly, in time, in good time, on schedule, to schedule, when expected, timely, well timed
    informal on the dot
    British informal bang on time, spot on time
    ANTONYMS

    late

    many a time

    ‘many a time they had gone to bed hungry’


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    frequently, often, repeatedly, again and again, over and over, over and over again, time and again, time and time again, time after time, many times, on many occasions, many times over
    day in, day out, day after day, week in, week out, night and day, all the time
    persistently, recurrently, constantly, continually, regularly
    North American oftentimes
    ad nauseam
    literary many a time and oft, oft, oft-times
    ANTONYMS

    occasionally

    in no time

    ‘you'll have perfect-looking skin in no time’


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    soon, very soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, any second, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in less than no time, in no time at all, in next to no time, before you know it, before long
    quickly, very quickly, rapidly, swiftly, at the speed of light
    suddenly, immediately, instantly, instantaneously, promptly, without delay, post-haste
    North American momentarily
    informal in a jiffy, in a sec, in a nanosecond, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson, before you can say knife, in the twinkling of an eye, in a twinkling, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, in the wink of an eye, in a wink
    British informal in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
    North American informal in a snap
    ANTONYMS

    not for a while, slowly

    behind time

    ‘she was behind time and had to rush’


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    late, not on time, behind, behind schedule, behind target, behindhand, delayed, running late, overdue, belated, tardy, unpunctual
    slow, dilatory
    ANTONYMS

    ahead of time, early

    all the time

    ‘he works all the time’


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    constantly, the entire time, around the clock, day and night, night and day, morning, noon, and night, day in, day out, at all times, always, without a break, ceaselessly, endlessly, incessantly, perpetually, permanently, interminably, unceasingly, continuously, continually, eternally, unremittingly, remorselessly, relentlessly
    informal 24, 7
    archaic without surcease
    ANTONYMS

    never, intermittently

    at times

    ‘she is at times cruel and ruthless’


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    sometimes, occasionally, from time to time, now and again, now and then, every now and again, every now and then, every so often, once in a while, every once in a while, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, off and on, at intervals, periodically, sporadically, spasmodically, erratically, irregularly, intermittently, by fits and starts, in fits and starts, fitfully, discontinuously, piecemeal
    rare interruptedly
    ANTONYMS

    constantly

    in time

    1‘I came back in time for Molly's party’


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    early enough, in good time, punctually, promptly, on time, not too late, with time to spare, at the appointed time, at the right time, on schedule
    ANTONYMS

    late

    2‘the attraction of the uniform palled, and, in time, she left the service’


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    eventually, ultimately, finally, in the end, as time goes by, as time goes on, by and by, one day, some day, sooner or later, in a while, after a bit, in the long run, in the fullness of time, when all is said and done, at a later time, at a later date, at length, at a future date, at a future time, at some point in the future, in the future, in time to come, in due course
    ANTONYMS

    never

    in good time

    ‘we'll be there in good time’


    SYNONYMS
    punctual, punctually, prompt, promptly, on time
    early, with time to spare, ahead of time, before the appointed time, ahead of schedule
    ANTONYMS

    late

    for the time being

    ‘the sale has been cancelled for the time being, at least until prices recover’


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    for now, for the moment, for the present, in the interim, for the nonce, for the meantime, in the meantime, in the meanwhile
    for a short time, for a little while, for a short while, briefly, momentarily, fleetingly
    temporarily, provisionally, pro tem
    informal for the minute
    pro tempore, ad interim
    en attendant
    ANTONYMS

    permanently