1. A clock, watch, or other chronometer; a timepiece.
2. A person who keeps, marks, regulates, or determines the time. Specifically:
(a) A person who keeps a record of the time spent by workmen at their work.
(b) One who gives the time for the departure of conveyances.
(c) One who marks the time in musical performances.
(d) One appointed to mark and declare the time of participants in races or other contests.
1. Done at an improper time; unseasonable; untimely. [R.]
Nor fits it to prolong the heavenly feastPope.
2. Done or occurring before the proper time; premature; immature; as, a timeless grave. [Obs.]
Must I behold thy timeless, cruel death?Shak.
3. Having no end; interminable; unending. "Timeless night and chaos." Young.
(Time"less*ly), adv. In a timeless manner; unseasonably. [R.] Milton.
(Time"li*ness) n. The quality or state of being timely; seasonableness; opportuneness.
(Time"ling) n. A timeserver. [Obs.]
(Time"ly), a. [Compar. Timelier ; superl. Timeliest.]
1. Being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable. "The timely dew of sleep." Milton.
2. Keeping time or measure. Spenser.
(Time"ly), adv. Early; soon; in good season.
Timely advised, the coming evil shun.Prior.
Thanks to you,Shak.
That called me timelier than my purpose hither,
For I have gained by it.
(Ti*men"o*guy) n. (Naut.) A rope carried taut between or over obstacles likely to engage
or foul the running rigging in working a ship.
(Time"ous) a. Timely; seasonable. [R. or Scot.] Time"ous*ly, adv. [R. or Scot.]
(Time"piece`) n. A clock, watch, or other instrument, to measure or show the progress of
time; a chronometer.
(Time"pleas`er) n. One who complies with prevailing opinions, whatever they may be; a
Timepleasers, flatterers, foes to nobleness.Shak.