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Clocks, watches and instruments that measure time

alarm

noun

an alarm clock

alarm clock

noun

a clock, or a program on a computer, mobile device etc, that can be set to make a noise at a particular time, in order to wake you up or remind you to do something

analog

another spelling of analogue

analogue

adjective

an analogue watch or clock shows the time using hands (=long parts that move round) that point to numbers instead of numbers that change every second

Big Ben

a large bell in the tower next to the Houses of Parliament in London, on which there is a clock. This name is often used for referring to the tower or its clock.

carriage clock

noun

a clock inside a glass container with a handle on top

chronometer

noun

a piece of equipment that measures time accurately

clock

noun

an object that shows the time. The object like a clock that you wear on your wrist is called a watch. Clocks either have a background called a face with hands that point to the hours and minutes, or they are digital clocks that show the time as a set of numbers. You say a clock is slow when it shows a time that is earlier than the correct time. You say it is fast when it shows a time that is later than the correct time

clock radio

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that consists of a clock and a radio combined

cuckoo clock

noun

a clock with a model bird inside that comes out of a small door and makes a noise like a cuckoo

fob

noun

a fob watch

fob watch

noun

a watch that you fasten to your clothing with a small chain and keep in a pocket

grandfather clock

noun

an old-fashioned clock in a tall wooden box placed on the floor

hourglass

noun

a glass container that uses sand to measure one hour

Rolex

a type of expensive watch that is considered to be of very good quality

the speaking clock

noun

a phone service that you call in order to find out what time it is

stopclock

noun

a clock used for measuring a particular period of time, with a switch for starting and stopping it

stopwatch

noun

a small clock used for measuring the time it takes to do something very accurately

sundial

noun

an object that measures time by the position of a shadow made in sunny weather, consisting of a pointed metal piece on top of a flat piece of stone

time clock

noun

a piece of equipment that records what time people arrive at work and what time they leave

timepiece

noun

a watch, or a clock

watch

noun

a small clock that you carry with you, usually on your wrist

wristwatch

noun

a watch that you wear around your wrist

be a good/bad timekeeper

a clock or watch that is a good/bad timekeeper usually shows the right/wrong time

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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