timepiece

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n timepiece a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Timepiece A clock, watch, or other instrument, to measure or show the progress of time; a chronometer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n timepiece Any machine or apparatus by which the progress of time is recorded, as a clepsydra or a time-candle; in ordinary use, a watch or clock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Timepiece a piece of machinery for keeping time, esp. a clock for a mantel-piece
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tíma; cf. Ice. tími; and Tide.

Usage

In literature:

The old gentleman grumbled to himself and restored his timepiece to his pocket.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Every little while he would arouse himself, and consult his little nickel timepiece.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
They had no other timepiece, so they went by the candle, which always burned just so long.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Not only was it the largest timepiece in the world, but it seemed then the most miraculous.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
Be kind enough to set your timepieces with the tower clock.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
Seth pulled out a great silver timepiece and consulted it.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
A large timepiece proclaimed it was twenty minutes past one.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
That timepiece must be fast.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
I've been consulting the timepiece over there.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
A SHORT HISTORY OF TIMEPIECES.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
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In news:

(AP) — A watchmaker for Victorinox Swiss Army has been charged with stealing more than $1 million worth of timepieces from his employer.
Technology aids one luxury timepiece manufacturer in meeting the increasing demand for its specialized products.
And what a timepiece it is.
Millennial generation sees them as status symbols, not timepieces.
Millennial generation sees watches as status symbols, not timepieces.
In this photo from November 2011, timepiece specialist Jay Lowe and lead sales associate Pam Smith work at Henry Wilson Jewelers in the Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt.
Horace Tifft, North Attleboro Patent Timepiece Regulator, ca 1840 PBS.
Alson Jewelers has been named an official Rolex jeweler by the Swiss timepiece maker.
Reine de Naples ladies timepiece.
Ten Timepieces for the Holidays.
This past week in Rome– Bulgari's home city– the brand unveiled its newest timepiece destined to become a pillar collection for the brand.
5 of Nature's Best Timepieces.
When you absolutely need to make a statement with your watch, here are a few timepieces that will not be ignored.
Let's face it, with the introduction of battery-powered timepieces more than 50 years ago, the true art of watch making has become a rare thing.
Here's the Skinny For over a century, timepiece brands have advertised a curious idea: the thinner the watch , the better By Robert Klara.
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