Word of the Day: Time and Thyme

by Oct 15, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day

Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.
Henry Van Dyke, Jr., 1852 – 1933
time / tīm
1.      designed to activate at a particular moment
Time release pills are designed to release a steady stream of a drug into your system over a certain period of time (six to eight hours) instead of an instant ‘hit’ of the drug in one go.   www.howitworksdaily.com
2.      payable on a future date
A time deposit is an interest-bearing deposit held by a bank or financial institution for a fixed term whereby the depositor can only withdraw the funds after giving notice.
3.      pertaining to installment buying
But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, and preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade. Sterling Hayden. 1916 – 1986
4.      pertaining to the measuring of time
This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson, 1902 – 1994
1.      a certain hour or part of the day
Every time I ask what time it is, I get a different answer.
Henny Youngman, 1906-1998
2.      the moment
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 – 1968
3.      a period or event; an occurrence
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius, 551 BC – 479 BC
4.      an interval marked by the passage of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
William Penn, 1644 – 1718
5.      an appointed moment for something to occur
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811 – 1896
6.      the period spent working; the standard period for work
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 1906 – 2001
7.      a period of service as in the military, apprenticeship, or jail
I served my time and came out of prison when I was just 26 and have worked with the government for 37 years.
Frank Abagnale, 1948 –
8.      a person’s lifetime
Don’t waste your time being upset about something you can’t change. Begin again and do it better this time.
Joyce Meyer, 1943 –
9.      one’s experience at a certain period or occasion
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Robert H Schuller, 1926 – 2015
10.  one of several occurrences
Listen a hundred times; ponder a thousand times; speak once.
Turkish proverb
11.  a period when something is available or is being performed
Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.
Letitia Baldrige, 1926 – 2012
12. the rate of speed of an activity
The platoon will have to march in double time to get back to base before nightfall.
13. the tempo of a piece of music, an interval of a musical pattern
Your heart is a drum keeping time with everyone.
Beck, 1970 –
14. a period, such as a span of years, characterized by certain conditions
Times change and we change with them.
Latin proverb
1.      to measure how long it takes to do something
Mr. Greer timed all our speeches with an oven timer.
From “Airhead” by Meg Cabot, 1967 –
2.      to adjust to keep an accurate measure of the passage of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, etc.
He meticulously corrected, repaired, lubricated, and timed the clock.
Jim F, (reviewer), Broadway Clock Shop, www.yelp.com/biz/broadway-clock-shop-everett, 1/16/2014
3.      to set the period when an event or activity will occur
The sky was clear — remarkably clear — and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse.
Thomas Hardy, 1840- 1928
4.      to adjust so that a particular action occurs at the moment needed
Think not silence the wisdom of fools; but, if rightly timed, the honor of wise men, who have not the infirmity, but the virtue of taciturnity.
Thomas Browne, 1605 – 1682
thyme / tīm
from the Greek thymon through the Latin thymum and the Old French tym
1.      any member of the plant genus Thymus, a member of the mint family, which is an aromatic herb or low shrub
Just as bees make honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so do the wise profit from the most difficult of experiences.
Plato, 429 BC – 348/347 BC
2.      a seasoning using the leaves of the herb T. vulgaris
While thyme has many applications, many of the most popular ones are in French soups and stews where it is often paired with other Mediterranean herbs like marjoram and oregano.
“Cooking with Thyme: The Do’s and Don’ts”, www.spiceography.com/cooking

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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