clock
Pronunciation Noun

clock (plural clocks)

  1. An instrument used to measure or keep track of time; a non-portable timepiece.
  2. (British) The odometer of a motor vehicle.
    This car has over 300,000 miles on the clock.
  3. (electronics) An electrical signal that synchronizes timing among digital circuits of semiconductor chips or modules.
  4. The seed head of a dandelion.
  5. A time clock.
    I can't go off to lunch yet: I'm still on the clock.
    We let the guys use the shop's tools and equipment for their own projects as long as they're off the clock.
  6. (computing, informal) A CPU clock cycle, or T-state.
    • 1984, The Journal of Forth Application and Research (volume 2, page 83)
      Executing a NEXT to code takes 7 clocks, or 1.05 microseconds.
    • 1990, Joseph F. Traub, Barbara J. Grosz, Annual Review of Computer Science (page 180)
      The best schedule produced by any hardware algorithm takes 7 clocks, whereas the statically reordered code in Figure 1.2(b) takes only 5 clocks.
Synonyms
  • (instrument used to measure or keep track of time) timepiece
  • (odometer of a motor vehicle) odometer
Translations Translations Translations Verb

clock (clocks, present participle clocking; past and past participle clocked)

  1. (transitive) To measure the duration of.
  2. (transitive) To measure the speed of.
    He was clocked at 155 miles per hour.
  3. (transitive, slang) To hit (someone) heavily.
    When the boxer let down his guard, his opponent clocked him.
  4. (slang) To take notice of; to realise; to recognize someone or something
    Clock the wheels on that car!
    He finally clocked that there were no more cornflakes.
    A trans person may be able to easily clock other trans people.
  5. (British, slang) To falsify the reading of the odometer of a vehicle.
    I don't believe that car has done only 40,000 miles. It's been clocked.
  6. (transitive, British, New Zealand, slang) To beat a video game.
    Have you clocked that game yet?
Synonyms
  • (measure the duration of) time
  • (slang: hit (someone)) slug, smack, thump, whack
  • (slang: take notice of) check out, scope out
  • (slang: falsify the reading of the odometer of a vehicle) turn back (the vehicle's) clock, wind back (the vehicle's) clock
Translations Translations Translations Translations Noun

clock (plural clocks)

  1. A pattern near the heel of a sock or stocking.
Translations
  • Italian: baghetta
Verb

clock (clocks, present participle clocking; past and past participle clocked)

  1. (transitive) To ornament (e.g. the side of a stocking) with figured work.
Noun

clock (plural clocks)

  1. A large beetle, especially the European dung beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius).
Verb

clock (clocks, present participle clocking; past and past participle clocked)

  1. (Scotland, intransitive, dated) To make the sound of a hen; to cluck.
  2. (Scotland, intransitive, dated) To hatch.

Clock
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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