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Tilsit (cheese)
Tilsit (cheese) or Tilsit [til′sət, til′zət] n. a semihard, mild to sharp cheese with many small holes, made from cow's milk * * *
Tilsit, Treaties of
(1807) Agreements that France signed separately with Russia and Prussia at Tilsit, northern Prussia (now Sovetsk, Russia). The treaties followed Napoleon's victories in the ...
tilt
tilt1 —tiltable, adj. —tilter, n. /tilt/, v.t. 1. to cause to lean, incline, slope, or slant. 2. to rush at or charge, as in a joust. 3. to hold poised for attack, as a ...
tilt board
1. a rectangular board mounted on a fulcrum, for use by acrobats and gymnasts to gain momentum in feats of tumbling. 2. a similar board, used in exercising, on which the body ...
tilt hammer
a drop hammer used in forging, consisting of a heavy head at one end of a pivoted lever. [1740-50] * * *
tilt-rotor
tilt-rotor [tilt′rōt΄ər] n. an aircraft with rotors that can be switched from spinning horizontally, usually during takeoffs and landings, to spinning vertically, as during ...
tilt-table
tilt-ta·ble (tĭltʹtā'bəl) n. An examining table that can be tilted to a nearly upright position for assessment of a patient's circulatory response to gravitational change. * ...
tilt-top
tilt-top [tilt′täp΄] adj. designating a table, stand, etc. designed so that the top, hinged to a pedestal, can be tipped to a vertical position * * *
tilt-top table
/tilt"top'/ a pedestal table having a top that can be tilted vertically. * * * ▪ furniture       table, the top of which is hinged to a central pedestal in such a way ...
tilt-up
/tilt"up'/, adj. Building Trades. of or pertaining to a method of casting concrete walls on site in a horizontal position or preassembling wooden wall and partition frames, then ...
tilter
See tilt1. * * *
tilth
/tilth/, n. 1. the act or operation of tilling land; tillage. 2. the state of being tilled or under cultivation. 3. the physical condition of soil in relation to plant growth. 4. ...
tilthammer
tilt hammer n. A heavy forge hammer having a pivoted lever by which it is tilted up and then allowed to drop. * * *
tilting board
New Eng. a seesaw. Also, tilt board, tiltering board /til"teuhr ing/. Regional Variation. See seesaw. * * *
tilting chest
a medieval chest decorated with a representation of a tournament. * * *
tiltingboard
tilt·ing board (tĭlʹtĭng) n. New England See seesaw. See Regional Note at teeter-totter. * * *
tiltmeter
/tilt"mee'teuhr/, n. Geol. an instrument used to measure slight changes in the inclination of the earth's surface, usually in connection with volcanology and earthquake ...
tiltyard
/tilt"yahrd'/, n. a courtyard or other area for tilting. [1520-30; TILT1 + YARD2] * * *
Tim
/tim/, n. a male given name, form of Timothy. * * *
Tim Henman
➡ Henman * * *
Tim Rice
➡ Rice (II) * * *
Tim Smit
➡ Lost Gardens of Heligan * * *
Tim.
Bible. Timothy. * * *
Timaeus
▪ Greek historian born c. 350 BC, Tauromenium, Sicily [now Taormina, Italy] died after 264       Greek historian whose writings shaped the tradition of western ...
Timan Ridge
▪ ridge, Russia Russian  Timansky Kryazh,         ridge of high land situated in northeastern European Russia, oriented in a roughly north-south direction and ...
timar
▪ Ottoman land tenure       in the Ottoman Empire, grant of lands or revenues by the sultan to an individual in compensation for his services, essentially similar to the ...
timarau
/tee'meuh row"/, n. tamarau. * * *
Timaru
/tim"euh rooh'/, n. a seaport on the E coast of South Island, in S New Zealand. 29,958. * * * ▪ New Zealand       city (“district”) and port, east-central South ...
timbal
/tim"beuhl/, n. 1. a kettledrum. 2. Entomol. a vibrating membrane in certain insects, as the cicada. Also, tymbal. [1670-80; < F, MF timbale, alter. (by assoc. with cymbale ...
Timbaland
▪ 2009 Timothy Z. Mosley  born March 10, 1972, Norfolk, Va.       After two of the most successful years of his career, American hip-hop producer and performer ...
timbale
/tim"beuhl/; for 1, 2 also Fr. /taonn bannl"/; Sp. /teem bah"le/ for 3, n., pl. timbales /-beuhlz/; Fr. /-bannl"/. 1. Also, timbale case. a small shell made of batter, fried ...
timbale iron
a metal mold made in any of several shapes and usually provided with a long handle, for deep-frying timbales. [1890-95] * * *
timbales
timbales [tim bä′lez; ] Sp [ tēm bä′les] pl.n. 〚Sp〛 a pair of single-headed, cylindrical drums joined by a frame and played with drumsticks, used, esp. originally, in ...
timber
—timberless, adj. —timbery, adj. /tim"beuhr/, n. 1. the wood of growing trees suitable for structural uses. 2. growing trees themselves. 3. wooded land. 4. wood, esp. when ...
timber beetle.
See bark beetle. [1835-45] * * *
timber cruiser
cruiser (def. 6). [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
timber framing
Construction of frame or post-and-beam structures using large, heavy, wood members, specifically lumber 5 in. (13 cm) or more in the least dimension. The term implies stylistic ...
timber hitch
a knot or hitch on a spar or the like, made by taking a turn on the object, wrapping the end around the standing part of the rope, then several times around itself. [1805-15] * * ...
timber mill
a sawmill producing timbers, as for building purposes. [1905-10] * * *
timber rattlesnake
a rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horridus, of the eastern U.S., usually having the body marked with dark crossbands. Also called banded rattlesnake. See illus. under ...
timber right
ownership of standing timber with no rights to the land. * * *
timber wolf
the gray wolf, Canis lupus, sometimes designated as the subspecies C. lupus occidentalis: formerly common in northern North America but now greatly reduced in number and rare in ...
timber-hitch
/tim"beuhr hich'/, v.t. to fasten by means of a timber hitch. [1880-85] * * *
timberbeast
/tim"beuhr beest'/, n. Slang. a logger. [1915-20; TIMBER + BEAST] * * *
timberdoodle
/tim'beuhr doohd"l, tim"beuhr doohd'l/, n. Informal. the American woodcock, Philohela minor. [1870-75, Amer.; TIMBER + DOODLE1] * * *
timbered
/tim"beuhrd/, adj. 1. made of or furnished with timber. 2. covered with growing trees; wooded: timbered acres. [1375-1425; late ME timbred. See TIMBER, -ED3] * * *
timberhead
/tim"beuhr hed'/, n. Naut. 1. the top end of a timber, rising above the deck and serving for belaying ropes. 2. a bollard resembling this in position and use. [1785-95; TIMBER + ...
timberhitch
timber hitch n. A knot used for fastening a rope around a spar or log to be hoisted or towed. * * *
timbering
/tim"beuhr ing/, n. 1. building material of wood. 2. timberwork. [1125-75; ME timbrung. See TIMBER, -ING1] * * *
timberjack
/tim"beuhr jak'/, n. a person whose occupation is logging; logger. [1915-20; TIMBER + JACK1] * * *
Timberlake Wertenbaker
➡ Wertenbaker * * *
Timberlake, Justin
▪ American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer in full  Justin Randall Timberlake  born Jan. 31, 1981, Memphis, Tenn., U.S.       American singer, songwriter, ...
timberland
/tim"beuhr land'/, n. land covered with timber-producing forests. [1645-55, Amer.; TIMBER + -LAND] * * *
timberline
/tim"beuhr luyn'/, n. 1. the altitude above sea level at which timber ceases to grow. 2. the arctic or antarctic limit of tree growth. Also called tree line. [1865-70, Amer.; ...
timberman
/tim"beuhr meuhn/, n., pl. timbermen. a person who prepares, erects, and maintains mine timbers. [1400-50; late ME; see TIMBER, MAN1] * * *
timberrattlesnake
timber rattlesnake n. A venomous snake (Crotalus horridus subsp. horridus) of the United States, typically having a yellowish-brown color and wide transverse bands on the back. * ...
timberright
timber right n. A claim to the trees on property belonging to another. Often used in the plural. * * *
timberwolf
timber wolf n. See gray wolf. * * *
timberwork
/tim"beuhr werrk'/, n. structural work formed of timbers. [1350-1400; ME timberwerk. See TIMBER, WORK] * * *
timbre
/tam"beuhr, tim"-/; Fr. /taonn"brddeu/, n. 1. Acoustics, Phonet. the characteristic quality of a sound, independent of pitch and loudness, from which its source or manner of ...
timbrel
—timbreled, timbrelled, adj. —timbrelist, n. /tim"breuhl/, n. a tambourine or similar instrument. [1490-1500; earlier timbre drum (see TIMBRE) + -el dim. suffix] * * *
Timbuktu
/tim'buk tooh", tim buk"tooh/, n. 1. a town in central Mali, W Africa, near the Niger River. 19,500. French, Tombouctou. 2. any faraway place. * * * French Tombouctou Town ...
time
/tuym/, n., adj., v., timed, timing. n. 1. the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous ...
time and a half
a rate of pay for overtime work equal to one and one half times the regular hourly wage. [1885-90] * * *
time and motion study
the systematic investigation and analysis of the motions and the time required to perform a specific operation or task with a view to seeking more efficient methods of production ...
time bill
a bill of exchange payable at a specified date. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
time bomb
1. a bomb constructed so as to explode at a certain time. 2. a situation, condition, etc., resembling such a bomb in having disastrous consequences in the future. [1890-95] * * *
time capsule
a receptacle containing documents or objects typical of the current period, placed in the earth or in a cornerstone for discovery in the future. [1935-40] * * *
time chart
a chart indicating the standard times of certain parts of the world corresponding to a given time at a specific place. [1820-30] * * *
time clock
a clock with an attachment that may be manually activated to stamp or otherwise record the exact time on a card or tape, used to keep a record of the time of something, as of the ...
time constant
Elect. the time required for a changing quantity in a circuit, as voltage or current, to rise or fall approximately 0.632 of the difference between its old and new value after an ...
time copy
Journalism. written material set in type and held for future use. Cf. filler (def. 5). * * *
time deposit
Banking. a deposit that can be withdrawn by the depositor only after giving advance notice or after an agreed period of time has elapsed. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
time dilatation
Physics. (in relativity) the apparent loss of time of a moving clock as observed by a stationary observer. Also, time dilation. [1955-60] * * *
time dilation
In the theory of special relativity, the "slowing down" of a clock as perceived by an observer in relative motion with respect to that clock. Time dilation becomes noticeable ...
time discount
a discount allowed for payment of an invoice or bill before it falls due. * * *
time draft
a draft payable within a specified number of days after it is presented. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
time exposure
—time-exposure, adj. Photog. a long exposure in which the shutter is opened and closed by hand or by a mechanism other than the automatic mechanism of the shutter. [1890-95] * ...
time frame
a period of time during which something has taken or will take place: We're talking about a time frame of five minutes for the President's visit. [1960-65] * * *
time immemorial
1. Also called time out of mind. time in the distant past beyond memory or record: Those carvings have been there from time immemorial. 2. Law. time beyond legal memory, fixed by ...
time killer
1. a person with free time to spend. 2. an activity that helps the time to go by agreeably or tolerably; pastime. [1745-55] * * *
time lamp
an oil lamp of the 17th and 18th centuries, burning at a fixed rate and having a reservoir graduated in units of time. * * *
time limit
a period of time within which an action or procedure must be done or completed. [1875-80] * * *
time line
1. a linear representation of important events in the order in which they occurred. 2. a schedule; timetable. Also, timeline. [1950-55] * * *
time loan
a loan repayable at a specified date. Cf. call loan. [1905-10] * * *
time lock
a lock, as for the door of a bank vault, equipped with a mechanism that makes it impossible to operate the lock within certain hours. [1865-70] * * *
time machine
a theoretical apparatus that would convey one to the past or future. [1890-95] * * *
time money
funds loaned or available to be loaned for repayment within a designated period of time, usually in installments. [1910-15] * * *
time note
a note payable within a specified number of days after it is presented. [1905-10] * * *
time of day
1. a definite time as shown by a timepiece; the hour: Can you tell me the time of day? 2. Informal. a minimum of attention: He wouldn't even give her the time of day. 3. the ...
Time Out
a magazine published each week in London, England. It gives details of the entertainment available in London each week (cinema, theatre, music, etc.) and information about ...
time out of mind.
See time immemorial (def. 1). [1470-80] * * *
time perception
Introduction       experience or awareness of the passage of time.       The human experience of change is complex. One primary element clearly is that of a ...
time reversal
Physics. the mathematical operation of reversing the direction of time. Symbol: T [1920-25] * * * ▪ physics       in physics, mathematical operation of replacing the ...
time series
a set of observations, results, or other data obtained over a period of time, usually at regular intervals: Monthly sales figures, quarterly inventory data, and daily bank ...
time sharing
☆ time sharing n. 1. a system permitting the simultaneous employment of a computer by many users at remote locations 2. a system for sharing ownership in a vacation home, ...
time sheet
a sheet or card recording the hours worked by an employee, made esp. for payroll purposes. [1890-95] * * *
time signal
a signal sent electrically or by radio to indicate a precise moment of time as a means of checking or regulating timepieces. [1875-80] * * *
time signature
Music. a numerical or other indication at the beginning of a piece showing the meter. [1870-75] * * * ▪ music       in musical notation, sign that indicates the metre ...
time stamp
a device for stamping the date and time of day that letters, packages, etc., are received or mailed. [1890-95] * * *
time study
time study n. study of each of the steps in an operational or production procedure and the time consumed by them, for the purpose of devising methods of increasing efficiency or ...
time study.
See time and motion study. [1925-30] * * *
time travel
time travel n. a hypothetical journeying into the past or the future, as in science fiction time-travel adj., vi. time-traveled or time-travelled time-traveling or ...
time trial
▪ cycling French  Course Contre La Montre        (“race against the watch”), in bicycle racing, a form of competition in which individual cyclists or teams are ...
Time Warner
a very large US media and entertainment company selling magazines, films, television programmes and Internet services all over the world. It was formed in 1989 when the magazine ...
Time Warner Inc.
Largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world. The corporation resulted from the merger of media giant Time Warner Inc. and the online company America Online, Inc., ...
time warp
a hypothetical eccentricity in the progress of time that would allow movement back and forth between eras or that would permit the passage of time to be suspended. [1950-55] * * *
time zone
one of the 24 regions or divisions of the globe approximately coinciding with meridians at successive hours from the observatory at Greenwich, England. [1880-85] * * ...
time-and-motion study
Analysis of the time spent in going through the different motions of a job or series of jobs in the evaluation of industrial performance. Such studies were first instituted in ...
time-binding
/tuym"buyn'ding/, n. the distinctively human attribute of preserving memories and records of experiences for the use of subsequent generations. * * *
time-consuming
/tuym"keuhn sooh'ming/, adj. (of an action) requiring or wasting much time. [1930-35] * * *
time-honored
/tuym"on'euhrd/, adj. revered or respected because of antiquity and long continuance: a time-honored custom. Also, esp. Brit., time-honoured. [1585-95] * * *
time-lag
/tuym"lag'/, n. the period of time between two closely related events, phenomena, etc., as between stimulus and response or between cause and effect: a time-lag between the ...
time-lapse
/tuym"laps'/, adj. done by means of time-lapse photography: a time-lapse study of the blooming of a flower. [1925-30] * * *
time-lapse cinematography
      motion-picture technique by which a naturally slow process, such as the blossoming of a flower or cloud-pattern development, can be seen at a greatly accelerated ...
time-lapse photography
the photographing on motion-picture film of a slow and continuous process, as the growth of a plant, at regular intervals, esp. by exposing a single frame at a time, for ...
time-of-flightmass spectroscopy
time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (tīmʹəv-flītʹ) n. A method of separating ions of different masses based on the time needed for the ions to traverse a fixed distance. * * *
time-out
/tuym"owt"/, n., pl. time-outs. 1. a brief suspension of activity; intermission or break. 2. Sports. a short interruption in a regular period of play during which a referee or ...
time-release
/tuym"ri lees'/, adj. timed-release. * * *
time-share
—time-sharer, n. /tuym"shair'/, v., time-shared, time-sharing, n. v.t. 1. to use or occupy by time-sharing. n. 2. time-sharing (def. 2). * * *
time-sharer
See time-share. * * *
time-sharing
/tuym"shair'ing/, n. 1. Computers. a system or service in which a number of users at different terminals simultaneously use a single computer for different purposes. 2. Also, ...
time-tested
/tuym"tes'tid/, adj. having proved valid, workable, or useful over a long span of time: a time-tested theory. [1940-45] * * *
timeand a half
time and a half n. A rate of pay that is one and a half times the regular rate, as for overtime work. * * *
timeand motion study
time and motion study n. An analysis of the efficiency with which an industrial operation is performed. Also called motion study, time study. * * *
timebill
time bill n. A bill of exchange payable at an indicated future time. * * *
timebomb
time bomb n. 1. A bomb with a detonating mechanism that can be set for a particular time. 2. Something that threatens to have an abruptly disastrous outcome in the future. * * *
timecapsule
time capsule n. A sealed container preserving articles and records of contemporary culture for perusal by scientists and scholars of the distant future. * * *
timecard
/tuym"kahrd'/, n. a card for recording the time at which an employee arrives at and departs from a job. [1870-75, Amer.; TIME + CARD1] * * *
timeclock
time clock n. A clock that records the starting and quitting times of employees, usually by punching timecards. * * *
timed-release
/tuymd"ri lees"/, adj. Pharm. sustained-release. Also, time-release. [1975-80] * * *
timedeposit
time deposit n. A bank deposit that cannot be withdrawn before a date specified at the time of deposit. * * *
timedilation
time dilation n. The relativistic slowing of a clock that moves with respect to a stationary observer. Also called time dilatation. * * *
timeexposure
time exposure n. 1. A photographic exposure made by leaving the shutter open a relatively long time, generally a second or more. 2. An image so made. * * *
timeframe
time frame n. A period during which something takes place or is projected to occur: “a start of deployment in the 1993 time frame” (Harold Brown). * * *
timeimmemorial
time immemorial n. pl. times immemorial 1. Time long past, beyond memory or record. Also called time out of mind. 2. Law. Time antedating legal records. * * *
timekeeper
—timekeeping, n. /tuym"kee'peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that keeps time. 2. an official appointed to time, regulate, and record the duration of a sports contest or its ...
timekeeping
See timekeeper. * * *
timeless
—timelessly, adv. —timelessness, n. /tuym"lis/, adj. 1. without beginning or end; eternal; everlasting. 2. referring or restricted to no particular time: the timeless beauty ...
timelessly
See timeless. * * *
timelessness
See timelessly. * * *
timeline
timeline [tīm′līn΄] n. 1. a chart, table, etc. of historical dates and events in chronological order, typically including summaries and illustrations 2. any chronological ...
timeliness
See timely. * * *
timeloan
time loan n. A loan to be paid within or by a specified time. * * *
timelock
time lock n. A lock, as for a bank vault, containing a mechanism that prevents its being opened before a fixed time. * * *
timely
—timeliness, n. /tuym"lee/, adj., timelier, timeliest, adv. adj. 1. occurring at a suitable time; seasonable; opportune; well-timed: a timely warning. 2. Archaic. ...
timemachine
time machine n. A fictional or hypothetical device by means of which one may travel into the future and the past. * * *
timenote
time note n. An instrument, such as a promissory note, that specifies dates or a date of payment. * * *
timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
/tim"e oh' dah"nah ohs' et doh"nah fe rdden"tes/; Eng. /tim"ee oh' dan"ay ohs' et doh"neuh feuh ren"teez/, Latin. I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts (I fear treacherous ...
timeous
/tuy"meuhs/, adj. Chiefly Scot. timely. [1425-75; TIME + -OUS; r. late ME (Scots) tymys (see -ISH1)] * * *
timeously
See timeous. * * *
timeout
timeout or time-out [tīm′out′] n. 1. any time taken for rest or not counted toward a work record, score, etc. ☆ 2. Sports a brief suspension of play, with the timekeeper's ...
timeout of mind
time out of mind n. pl. times out of mind See time immemorial. * * *
timepiece
/tuym"pees'/, n. 1. an apparatus for measuring and recording the progress of time; chronometer. 2. a clock or a watch. [1755-65; TIME + PIECE] * * *
timepleaser
/tuym"plee'zeuhr/, n. Obs. a timeserver. [1595-1605; TIME + PLEASER] * * *
timer
/tuy"meuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that times. 2. a person who measures or records time. 3. a device for indicating or measuring elapsed time, as a stopwatch. 4. a device for ...
timereversal
time reversal n. Mathematics Abbr. T An operation representing a transformation from a given physical system undergoing a given sequence of events to a system in which the exact ...
Timerman, Jacobo
▪ 2000       Argentine journalist (b. Jan. 6, 1923, Bar, Ukrainian S.S.R., U.S.S.R.—d. Nov. 11, 1999, Buenos Aires, Arg.), exposed the Argentine military's “dirty ...
times
/tuymz/, prep. multiplied by: Two times four is eight. [1350-1400; ME; see TIME (def. 21)] * * *
Times Ed
➡ Times Educational Supplement * * *
Times Educational Supplement
(also infml the Times Ed) (abbr the TES) a British newspaper published each week by the company that owns The Times. It is for teachers and other people involved in education, ...
Times Higher Educational Supplement
(abbr the THES) a British newspaper published each week by the company that owns The Times. It is similar to the Times Educational Supplement but it is for teachers and other ...
Times Literary Supplement
(abbr the TLS) a British newspaper published each week by the company that owns The Times. It consists mainly of reviews of new books and also includes articles on literature. It ...
Times Literary Supplement (TLS)
Weekly literary journal long famous for its coverage of all aspects of literature. Founded in 1902 as a supplement to The Sunday Times of London, the TLS sets the tone and ...
Times of India, The
▪ Indian newspaper       English-language morning daily newspaper published in Mumbai (Bombay), Ahmedabad, and Delhi, one of India's most influential papers; its voice ...
times sign.
See multiplication sign. [1945-50] * * *
Times Square
a wide intersection extending from 43rd to 47th Streets in central Manhattan, New York City, where Broadway and Seventh Avenue intersect. * * * ▪ square, New York City, New ...
Times, The
Daily newspaper published in London, one of Britain's oldest and most influential, and one of the world's greatest newspapers. Founded by John I. Walter in 1785 as The Daily ...
timesaver
See timesaving. * * *
timesaving
—timesaver, n. /tuym"say'ving/, adj. (of methods, devices, etc.) reducing the time spent or required to do something. [1860-65; TIME + SAVING] * * *
timeserver
—timeserving, adj., n. —timeservingness, n. /tuym"serr'veuhr/, n. a person who shapes his or her conduct to conform to the opinions of the time or of persons in power, esp. ...
timeserving
See timeserver. * * *
timesheet
time sheet n. A sheet that records the number of hours worked by employees during a pay period. * * *
timesignature
time signature n. Music A sign placed on a staff to indicate the meter, commonly a numerical fraction of which the numerator is the number of beats per measure and the ...
timespan
/tuym"span'/, n. a span of time; time frame. [1930-35; TIME + SPAN1] * * *
timessign
times sign n. The symbol × used to indicate multiplication. * * *
TimesSquare
Times Square (tīmz) An intersection in New York City formed by the juncture of Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan. Long noted as a center of the ...
timestudy
time study n. See time and motion study. * * *
timetable
/tuym"tay'beuhl/, n. 1. a schedule showing the times at which railroad trains, airplanes, etc., arrive and depart. 2. any schedule or plan designating the times at or within ...
timetrial
time trial n. A competitive event, as in sports, that participants must complete within a given period of time, often in order to qualify for another event. * * *
timewarp
time warp n. A hypothetical discontinuity or distortion occurring in the flow of time that would move events from one time period to another or suspend the passage of time. * * *
timework
—timeworker, n. /tuym"werrk'/, n. work done and paid for by the hour or day. Cf. piecework. [1820-30; TIME + WORK] * * *
timeworker
See timework. * * *
timeworn
/tuym"wawrn', -wohrn'/, adj. 1. worn or impaired by time. 2. showing the effects of age or antiquity; antiquated: timeworn farming methods. 3. commonplace; trite; hackneyed: a ...
timezone
time zone n. Any of the 24 longitudinal divisions of Earth's surface in which a standard time is kept, the primary division being that bisected by the Greenwich meridian. Each ...
Timgad
Tim·gad (tĭmʹgăd') An ancient Roman city in northeast Algeria. Founded by Trajan in A.D. 100, it is sometimes called “the Pompeii of North Africa” because of its ...
timid
—timidity, timidness, n. —timidly, adv. /tim"id/, adj., timider, timidest. 1. lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy. 2. characterized ...
timidity
See timid. * * *
timidly
See timidity. * * *
timidness
See timidity. * * *
timing
/tuy"ming/, n. 1. Theat. a. a synchronizing of the various parts of a production for theatrical effect. b. the result or effect thus achieved. c. (in acting) the act of adjusting ...
timing belt
an endless belt bearing teeth for engaging sprockets on two mechanisms requiring precise synchronization. * * *
timing chain
a chain for driving the camshaft of an internal-combustion engine from the crankshaft. * * *
timingbelt
timing belt n. A cogged belt, usually of reinforced rubber, that drives the camshaft in an internal combustion engine. * * *
timingchain
timing chain n. A metal chain that functions as a timing belt. * * *
Timiş River
Serbian Tamišs River, western Romania and northeastern Yugoslavia. Rising in the southwestern Carpathians, it flows in an arc to enter the Danube River just below Belgrade, ...
Timiş-Cerna Gap
▪ mountain pass, Romania       mountain pass, southwestern Romania, located in the Transylvanian Alps (Southern Carpathians). The pass links the Tisza River plain and ...
Timisoara
/tee'mee shwah"rddah/, n. a city in W Romania. 281,320. Hungarian, Temesvár. * * * City (pop., 2002: 317,651), western Romania. Located near the Timiş River, it was first ...
Timmermans, Felix
▪ Belgian novelist born July 5, 1886, Lier, Belg. died Jan. 24, 1947, Lier       Flemish writer of regional and idyllic novels and stories.       Timmermans, who ...
Timmins
/tim"inz/, n. a city in E Ontario, in S Canada: gold-mining center. 46,114. * * * ▪ Ontario, Canada       city, Cochrane district, east-central Ontario, Canada, on ...
Timms Hill
▪ hill, Wisconsin, United States also called  Tim's Hill  or  Timm's Hill        highest point (1,952 feet [595 metres]) in Wisconsin, U.S. It lies in the ...
Timnaʿ
▪ Israel  copper-mining (copper) site, in the southern Negev, Israel, north of Elat. The presence of copper in Palestine is mentioned in the Bible, and archaeologists have ...
Timocharis
/ti mok"euhr is/, n. a crater in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 25 mi. (40 km) in diameter. * * *
timocracy
—timocratic /tuy'meuh krat"ik/, timocratical, adj. /tuy mok"reuh see/, n., pl. timocracies. 1. a form of government in which love of honor is the dominant motive of the ...
timocratic
See timocracy. * * *
Timoleon of Corinth
died after 337 BC Greek statesman and general. When the city of Syracuse called to its mother city, Corinth, for help in overthrowing its tyrant, Dionysius the Younger, ...
timolol maleate
/tim"euh lawl', -lol'/, Pharm. a beta blocker, C13H24N4O3S·C4H4O4, used in the treatment of angina, hypertension, and glaucoma. [orig. uncert.; perh. T(H)I- + M(ETHYL) + -OL1 + ...
Timon
/tuy"meuhn/, n. c320-c230 B.C., Greek philosopher. * * *
Timon of Athens
▪ work by Shakespeare       tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), probably written sometime in 1605–08 and published in the First Folio ...
Timon Of Phlius
▪ Greek philosopher born c. 320 BC, , northern Peloponnese, Greece died c. 230, , Athens       Greek skeptic philosopher and man of letters.       Poor in his ...
Timor
/tee"mawr, tee mawr"/, n. pl. Timorese. an island in the S part of Indonesia: largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands; E half formerly belonged to Portugal. 13,095 ...
Timor Current
▪ current, South Pacific Ocean       surface oceanic current flowing southwest along the coast of Timor in the Indonesian Archipelago. The Timor Current is fed from the ...
Timor Sea
an arm of the Indian Ocean, between Timor and NW Australia. * * * ▪ sea, Indian Ocean       arm of the Indian Ocean, lying southeast of the island of Timor, Indonesia, ...
Timor Timur
Timor Timur [tē moor′] Indonesian name for EAST TIMOR * * *
Timorese
/tee'maw reez", -rees"/, adj., n., pl. Timorese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to Timor. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Timor. [TIMOR + -ESE] * * *
timorous
—timorously, adv. —timorousness, n. /tim"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. full of fear; fearful: The noise made them timorous. 2. subject to fear; timid. 3. characterized by or indicating ...
timorously
See timorous. * * *
timorousness
See timorously. * * *
TimorSea
Timor Sea An arm of the Indian Ocean between Timor and Australia. * * *
Timoshenko
/tim'euh sheng"koh/; Russ. /tyi mu shen"keuh/, n. Semion Konstantinovich /syi myawn" ken stun tyee"neuh vyich/, 1895-1970, Russian general. * * *
Timoshenko, Semyon Konstantinovich
▪ Soviet general born February 18 [February 6, Old Style], 1895, Furmanka, Ukraine, Russian Empire died March 31, 1970, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.       Soviet general ...
Timotheus
▪ Greek statesman died 354 BC, Chalcis [now in Greece]       Greek statesman and general who sought to revive Athenian imperial ambitions by making Athens dominant in ...
timothy
/tim"euh thee/, n., pl. timothies. a coarse grass, Phleum pratense, having cylindrical spikes, used as fodder. Also, timothy grass. [1730-40; named after Timothy Hanson, American ...
Timothy
/tim"euh thee/, n. 1. a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul, to whom Paul is supposed to have addressed two Epistles. 2. either of these Epistles, I Timothy or II Timothy. ...
Timothy, Saint
▪ bishop of Ephesus born , Lystra, Lycaonia [now Lusna, Tur.] died AD 97, , Ephesus [now in Turkey]; Western feast day January 24 [in Roman church January 26 with Titus], ...
Timothy, The Letter of Paul to
▪ New Testament also called  The Epistle of St. Paul, The Apostle to Timothy, or Pastoral Epistle,         either of two New Testament writings addressed to Timothy, ...
Timothy,Saint
Timothy,Saint. First century A.D. Christian leader and companion of Saint Paul. Two epistles of the New Testament, ascribed to Paul, are addressed to him. * * *
Timour
/ti moor"/, n. Tamerlane. Also, Timur. * * *
timpani
—timpanist, n. /tim"peuh nee/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a set of kettledrums, esp. as used in an orchestra or band. Also, tympani. [ < It, pl. of timpano kettledrum < L ...
timpanist
tim·pa·nist also tym·pa·nist (tĭmʹpə-nĭst) n. One who plays the kettledrums and other percussion instruments in an orchestra. * * *
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Preserve, Utah, U.S. Located on the northwestern slope of Mount Timpanogos (12,008 ft [3,660 m]), the highest peak of the Wasatch Mountains, it was established in 1922; it ...
Timpanogos,Mount
Tim·pa·no·gos (tĭm'pə-nōʹgəs), Mount The highest of the Wasatch Mountains in north-central Utah, rising to 3,662 m (12,008 ft). * * *
timpanum
tim·pa·num (tĭmʹpə-nəm) n. Variant of tympanum. * * *
Timrod
/tim"rod/, n. Henry, 1828-67, U.S. poet. * * *
Timrod, Henry
▪ American poet born Dec. 8, 1828, Charleston, S.C., U.S. died Oct. 6, 1867, Columbia, S.C.       American poet who was called “the laureate of the ...
timucu
/ti mooh"keuh, tim"yeuh kyooh'/, n. a needlefish, Strongylura timucu, inhabiting warm waters of the western Atlantic. [orig. uncert.] * * *
Timucua
Tim·u·cu·a (tĭm'ə-ko͞oʹə) n. pl. Timucua or Timu·cu·as 1. a. A Native American people formerly inhabiting much of northern Florida, extinct since the early 18th ...
Timur
Timur [tē moor′] var. of TAMERLANE * * * or Tamerlane or Tamburlaine born 1336, Kesh, near Samarkand, Transoxania died Feb. 19, 1405, Otrar, near Chimkent Turkic conqueror ...
Timur ruby
▪ gem       jewel that is in fact not a ruby but one of the world's largest polished red magnesia spinels (see ruby spinel). The unfaceted, 361-carat stone is set in ...
Timurid Dynasty
▪ Asian history       (fl. 15th–16th century AD), Turkic dynasty descended from the conqueror Timur (Tamerlane), renowned for its brilliant revival of artistic and ...
tin
—tinlike, adj. /tin/, n., adj., v., tinned, tinning. n. 1. Chem. a low-melting, malleable, ductile metallic element nearly approaching silver in color and luster: used in ...
TIN
/tin/, n. taxpayer identification number. * * * Metallic chemical element, chemical symbol Sn, atomic number 50. It is a soft, silvery white metal with a bluish tinge, employed ...
tin ash
Chem. See stannic oxide. * * *
tin can
1. can2 (def. 1). 2. U.S. Navy Slang. a destroyer. [1760-70, Amer.] * * *
tin chloride
Chem. See stannic chloride. * * *
tin cup
1. a cup made out of tin, esp. one used by beggars to solicit money. 2. a request for unearned money: holding out a tin cup to the government. * * *
tin difluoride
/duy floor"uyd, -flawr"-, -flohr"-/. See stannous fluoride. Also called tin fluoride. * * *
tin ear
1. an insensitivity to melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic variety in music. 2. an insensitivity to subtlety or appropriateness in verbal expression: a tin ear for clear, precise ...
tin fish
Slang. a torpedo. [1915-20] * * *
tin god
1. a self-important, dictatorial person in a position of authority, as an employer, military officer, critic, or teacher. 2. a person who considers himself or herself infallible ...
tin hat
Slang. a steel helmet worn by soldiers. [1915-20] * * *
tin lizzie
Older Slang. a small, cheap automobile in run-down condition, esp. a Model T Ford. [1910-15] * * *
Tin Pan Alley
1. the district of a city, esp. New York City, where most of the popular music is published. 2. the composers or publishers of popular music as a group. * * * Genre of U.S. ...
tin pants
heavy waterproof trousers, usually of paraffin-soaked canvas, worn by loggers and fishermen. [1925-30] * * *
tin parachute
an employment agreement guaranteeing a worker compensation, esp. in the form of bonuses and benefits, in the event of dismissal as a result of a merger or takeover. [1985-90] * * ...
tin pest
the powdering of tin exposed to low temperatures, caused by allotropic transformation. * * *
tin plate
thin iron or steel sheet coated with tin. Also, tinplate. Also called tin. [1670-80] * * *
tin processing
Introduction       preparation of the ore for use in various products.       Tin (Sn) is a relatively soft and ductile metal with a silvery white colour. It has a ...
tin pyrites
Mineral. stannite. [1790-1800] * * *
tin soldier
a miniature toy soldier of cast metal, usually of lead. * * *
tin spirit
Often, tin spirits. any of a group of solutions containing tin salts, used in dyeing. [1875-80] * * *
tin tetrachloride
Chem. See stannic chloride. * * *
tin-glazed earthenware
▪ pottery also called  Tin-enameled Earthenware,    earthenware covered with an opaque glaze that, unless colour has been added, is white. It is variously called faience, ...
tin-pan
/tin"pan'/, adj. harsh, tinny, or clanging; noisy. Also, tin-panny. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
tin-panning
/tin"pan"ing/, n. Dial. shivaree (def. 1). * * *

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