Meaning of CLOCK in English


I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English clok, from Middle Dutch ~e bell, ~, from Old French or Medieval Latin; Old French dialect (Picard) cloque bell, from Medieval Latin clocca, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish clocc bell Date: 14th century a device other than a watch for indicating or measuring time commonly by means of hands moving on a dial, a registering device usually with a dial, time ~ , a synchronizing device (as in a computer) that produces pulses at regular intervals, biological ~ , II. verb Date: 1883 transitive verb 1. to time with a stopwatch or by an electric timing device, to be timed at, to register on a mechanical recording device , to hit hard, attain , realize , 5. to travel (a distance) over time , put in 3 , intransitive verb to have a specified duration or speed, to register on a time sheet or time ~ ; punch , ~er noun III. noun Etymology: perhaps from 1~ Date: 1530 an ornamental figure on the ankle or side of a stocking or sock

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