timeserver
noun Date: 1584 a person whose behavior is adjusted to the pattern of the times or to please superiors ; temporizer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Timeserver — Time serv er, n. One who adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who obsequiously compiles with the ruling power; now used only in a bad sense. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • timeserver — [tīm′sʉr΄vər] n. a person who for personal advantage adapts his or her patterns of behavior to suit the mood of the times or to please those in power; toady timeserving n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • timeserver — noun one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage • Hypernyms: ↑opportunist, ↑self seeker * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one that shapes his behavior and ideas to fit the dominant pattern of his times or environment or to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Timeserver — Ein Zeitserver ist ein Server zur Zeit Synchronisation verschiedener Geräte über ein Netzwerk. Der Zeitserver wird üblicherweise von einem hochgenauen Uhrzeitgeber, z. B. Funkuhr oder von mehreren anderen Zeitservern synchronisiert, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • timeserver — timeserving, adj., n. timeservingness, n. /tuym serr veuhr/, n. a person who shapes his or her conduct to conform to the opinions of the time or of persons in power, esp. for selfish ends. [1565 75; TIME + SERVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • timeserver — noun a) A person who conforms to current opinions, especially for reasons of personal advantage; an opportunist. b) A device, node or program that distributes the correct time to clients in a network …   Wiktionary

  • timeserver — Synonyms and related words: Benedict Arnold, Brutus, Judas, Judas Iscariot, Quisling, Vicar of Bray, apple polisher, archtraitor, ass licker, backscratcher, backslapper, betrayer, bootlick, bootlicker, brown nose, brownie, careerist, chameleon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • timeserver — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. self seeker, temporizer, gold digger; see opportunist …   English dictionary for students

  • timeserver — time|serv|er [ˈtaımˌsə:və US ˌsə:rvər] n informal someone who does the least amount of work possible in their job >timeserving adj n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • timeserver — time|serv|er [ taım,sɜrvər ] noun count INFORMAL someone who does not put much effort into their work because they are waiting until they can RETIRE (=stop working because they are old) or get a different job ╾ time|serv|ing noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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