timepiece NOUN an instrument for measuring time; a clock or watch.

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  • Timepiece — Time piece , n. A clock, watch, or other instrument, to measure or show the progress of time; a chronometer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • timepiece — [tīm′pēs΄] n. any apparatus for measuring and recording time; esp., a clock or watch …   English World dictionary

  • timepiece — UK [ˈtaɪmˌpiːs] / US [ˈtaɪmˌpɪs] noun [countable] Word forms timepiece : singular timepiece plural timepieces formal a watch, or a clock …   English dictionary

  • timepiece — [[t]ta͟ɪmpiːs[/t]] timepieces also time piece N COUNT A timepiece is a clock, watch, or other device that measures and shows time. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • timepiece — noun Date: 1765 a device (as a clock or watch) to measure or show progress of time; especially one that does not chime …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • timepiece — noun Any device that measures or registers time; a clock or watch, especially one lacking a chime or other striking mechanism …   Wiktionary

  • timepiece — Synonyms and related words: Big Ben, alarm clock, alarm watch, astronomical clock, atomic clock, box chronometer, calendar clock, calendar watch, chronograph, chronometer, chronopher, chronoscope, clepsydra, clock, clock movement, clocks,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • timepiece — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. clock, watch, chronometer (see chronometry). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. timekeeper, chronometer, sundial; see clock , watch 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. clock, watch, sundial, hourglass,… …   English dictionary for students

  • timepiece — time|piece [ˈtaımpi:s] n old use a clock or watch …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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