- Timekeeper Time"keep`er (t[imac]m"k[=e]p`[~e]r), n.
1. A clock, watch, or other chronometer; a timepiece.
2. A person who keeps, marks, regulates, or determines the time. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A person who keeps a record of the time spent by workmen at their work. [1913 Webster] (b) One who gives the time for the departure of conveyances. [1913 Webster] (c) One who marks the time in musical performances. [1913 Webster] (d) One appointed to mark and declare the time of participants in races or other contests. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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timekeeper — ► NOUN 1) a person who records the amount of time taken by a process or activity. 2) a person regarded in terms of their punctuality. 3) a watch or clock regarded in terms of its accuracy. DERIVATIVES timekeeping noun … English terms dictionary
timekeeper — [tīm′kēp΄ər] n. 1. TIMEPIECE 2. a person who keeps time; specif., a) a person employed to keep account of the hours worked by employees b) a person who keeps account of the elapsed time in the periods of play in certain sports … English World dictionary
timekeeper — UK [ˈtaɪmˌkiːpə(r)] / US [ˈtaɪmˌkɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms timekeeper : singular timekeeper plural timekeepers someone who records the time that is taken to do something, especially at a sports event • be a good/bad timekeeper British to… … English dictionary
timekeeper — [[t]ta͟ɪmkiːpə(r)[/t]] timekeepers also time keeper 1) N COUNT A timekeeper is a person or an instrument that records or checks the time. 2) N COUNT: supp N If you say that someone is a good timekeeper, you mean that they usually arrive on time… … English dictionary
Timekeeper — A timekeeper is an instrument or person that measures the passage of time; in the case of the latter, often with the assistance of a clock or stopwatch. In addition, the timekeeper records time, time taken, or time remaining during events such as … Wikipedia
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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 component parts, as to give the official time of a race, assure that a round … Universalium
timekeeper — time|keep|er [ˈtaımˌki:pə US ər] n 1.) someone who officially records the times taken to do something, especially at a sports event 2.) good/bad timekeeper BrE a) someone who is good or bad at arriving at work at the right time b) a watch or… … Dictionary of contemporary English
timekeeper — noun (C) 1 someone who officially records the times taken to do something, especially at a sports event 2 good/bad timekeeper a) someone who is good or bad at arriving at work at the right time b) a watch or clock that is good or bad at showing… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English