timekeeper
noun Date: 1686 1. timepiece 2. a clerk who keeps records of the time worked by employees 3. a person appointed to mark and announce the time in an athletic game or contest • timekeeping noun

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  • Timekeeper — Time keep er (t[imac]m k[=e]p [ e]r), n. 1. A clock, watch, or other chronometer; a timepiece. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who keeps, marks, regulates, or determines the time. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A person who keeps a record of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Timekeeper —   [englisch/amerikanisch, tɑɪmkiːpə; sinngemäß »Tempohalter«], Bezeichnung für das Instrument, das vordergründig dazu dient, das Tempo zu bestimmen und zu fixieren; in den frühen Jazz Stilen z. B. die Große Trommel, auf der die Takthauptzeiten (1 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • timekeeper — time|keep|er [ taım,kipər ] noun count someone who records the time that is taken to do something, especially in a sports event be a good/bad timekeeper a clock or watch that is a good/bad timekeeper shows the time correctly/incorrectly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

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