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Time \Time\ (t[imac]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Timed (t[imac]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Timing.]

  1. To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.

    There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things.

  2. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.

    Who overlooked the oars, and timed the stroke.

    He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was timed with dying cries.

  3. To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.

  4. To measure, as in music or harmony.

  1. 1 happening at a certain time. 2 regulated by time. v

  2. (en-past of: time)


adj. regularly spaced in time; "closely timed intervals"


The TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) is an orbiter mission dedicated to study the dynamics of the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT) portion of the Earth's atmosphere. The mission was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on December 7, 2001 aboard a Delta II rocket launch vehicle. The project is sponsored and managed by NASA, while the spacecraft was designed and assembled by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. The mission has been extended several times, and has now collected data over an entire solar cycle, which helps in its goal to differentiate the Sun's effects on the atmosphere from other effects.

Usage examples of "timed".

Scott Velie commenced his prepared speech as he sat, holding in abeyance his moment for rising, which was timed to occur at the delivery of a key sentence halfway into his brief statement.

In detecting a distant object, his system blinked waves, sending them not through space but into something else, in and out, in and out, on timed adjustable intervals, longer blinks to detect large objects, shorter and shorter as the search narrowed down.

Nettle had timed the bust-out to coincide with the empanelment of a brand-new grand jury for Judge Hammit, known as a tough, law-and-order kind of guy who would choose his jury commission carefully.

Agata Nalle had timed the arrival perfectly: before dawn after the Feast of Lusine and Lusir.

There is a rapid thudding as sleepers are dropped and then a sound like something being sliced as girders unroll from a flatcar, crews Remade and whole picking them up with tongs, a baffling dainty motion, letting them down as sledge-wielding brawnies step in and timed as perfectly as an orchestra hammer the ties and rails.

He had a bucket crew wet down her sails so they would better hold the wind, and then, when she was in full flight, took her speed through the water with glass and log timed from bow to stern.

Though he always insisted that he was a saucier and only a saucier, he was soon giving advice to others in the kitchen about everything from perfectly timed creme patissiere to deftly positioned garnish.

I timed the period to arousal once or twice more, then let Malva put her under a little more deeply.

Obviously Morrell had timed it so it would be impossible for Scot to get there before they took off.

Surely Stivers could not have timed their arrival as precisely as that.

Alone, unchecked, unseconded, writing me, dragging me through all his sweet, unreliable, poorly timed declarations of maybe love.

For the last couple of days before the chicks are due to hatch, batches of fifty or so eggs are moved by the animal technicians, Steve or Dawn, into the brooders in the next room, shallow temperature-controlled boxes, each covered with a clear plastic dome, whose lights are timed to go on and off to simulate night and day outside the brooders.

The Bolshevik coup timed itself so that Vladimir could just squeeze in his matriculation exams, and when a second Communist incursion drove the Nabokovs on from the Crimea, the family headed for England, and Vladimir and Sergey straight for Cambridge and Oxford, respectively.

He examined the fuses again, knowing if he had timed them to go off properly it would help create a cavity of loose rock he could blow out into the tunnel.

But this flight had been timed to coincide with that of the three combat wings which should have bombed Hannover and these further American formations were also routed back through the same area.