Definition of Timer

1. Noun. A timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end.

Specialized synonyms: Chronograph, Parking Meter, Stop Watch, Stopwatch
Generic synonyms: Horologe, Timekeeper, Timepiece
Derivative terms: Time, Time



2. Noun. (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed.
Exact synonyms: Timekeeper
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Official
Derivative terms: Time

3. Noun. A regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times.
Generic synonyms: Governor, Regulator
Derivative terms: Time

Definition of Timer

1. n. A timekeeper; especially, a watch by which small intervals of time can be measured; a kind of stop watch. It is used for timing the speed of horses, machinery, etc.

2. n. In electric ignition, an adjustable device for automatically timing the spark.

Definition of Timer

1. Noun. Someone or something which times. ¹

2. Noun. A device used to measure amounts of time. ¹

3. Noun. Any electronic function that causes a device to be able to do something automatically after a preset amount of time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timer

1. one that times [n -S] - See also: times

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timer

timely
timenoguy
timenoguys
timeous
timeously
timeout
timeouts
timepiece
timepieces
timepleaser
timepleasers
timepoint
timepoints
timeproof
timer (current term)
timers
times
times out of mind
times sign
times table
timesaver
timesavers
timesaving
timescale
timescales
timescape
timescapes
timesed
timeserver

Literary usage of Timer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The parts of this system consist of distributor, timer, Ignition coll, ... The distributor Is usually placed over the timer. First note the timer shaft ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1919)
"The parts of this system consist of distributor, timer, Ignition coil, ... The distributor Is usually placed over the timer. First note the timer shaft ..."

3. Electric Ignition for Combustion Motors by Forrest Robert Jones (1912)
"Elementary Form of timer. — The device which periodically closes the primary (low-tension) circuit of a jump-spark ignition system at the proper instant for ..."

4. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"The timer makes a "single" spark, closing the primary circuit as explained in ... The timer shaft is driven from the cam shaft, being placed in a vertical ..."

5. Automobile Ignition, Starting, and Lighting: A Comprehensive Analysis of the by Charles Brian Hayward (1922)
"timer with Resistance Unit. Mention has been made of the fact that the contacts of the interrupter in the battery system of ignition are normally closed, ..."

6. Automobile Troubles and how to Remedy Them: A Practical Book for the by Charles P. Root (1911)
"timer TROUBLE AND REMEDY. Many conditions materialize after a motor has been run for ... The source of the trouble was the timer. In going over the ignition ..."

7. The Gas-engine Handbook: A Manual of Useful Information for the Designer and by Edmund Willson Roberts (1917)
"By keeping the timer advanced and releasing the latch at the right moment ... It should be noted that to advance a timer by turning that portion carrying ..."

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