Found 3 items, similar to Clock.
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v : measure the time or duration of an event or action or the
person who performs an action in a certain period of
time; “he clocked the runners”
n : a timepiece that shows the time of day
English → English
(kl[o^]k), n. [AS. clucge bell; akin to D. klok
clock, bell, G. glocke, Dan. klokke, Sw. klocka, Icel. klukka
bell, LL. clocca, cloca (whence F. cloche); al perh. of
Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. clog bell, clock, W. cloch
bell. Cf. Cloak
1. A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and
other divisions; in ordinary mechanical clocks for
domestic or office use the time is indicated on a
typically circular face or dial plate containing two
hands, pointing to numbers engraved on the periphery of
the face, thus showing the hours and minutes. The works of
a mechanical clock are moved by a weight or a spring, and
it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the
stroke of a hammer on a bell. In electrical or electronic
clocks, the time may be indicated, as on a mechanical
clock, by hands, but may also be indicated by direct
digital readout, with the hours and minutes in normal
Arabic numerals. The readout using hands is often called
analog to distinguish it from the digital readout. Some
clocks also indicate the seconds. Clocks are not adapted,
like the watch, to be carried on the person. Specialized
clocks, such as atomic clocks
, may be constructed on
different principles, and may have a very high precision
for use in scientific observations.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. A watch, esp. one that strikes. [Obs.] --Walton.
3. The striking of a clock. [Obs.] --Dryden.
4. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a
Note: The phrases what o'clock? it is nine o'clock, etc., are
contracted from what of the clock? it is nine of the
. See under Alarm
(a) A clock of superior construction, with a compensating
pendulum, etc., to measure time with great accuracy,
for use in astronomical observatories; -- called a
regulator when used by watchmakers as a standard for
(b) A clock with mechanism for indicating certain
astronomical phenomena, as the phases of the moon,
position of the sun in the ecliptic, equation of time,
(a) A clock moved or regulated by electricity or
(b) A clock connected with an electro-magnetic recording
(Naut.), a clock arranged to strike from one
to eight strokes, at half hourly intervals, marking the
divisions of the ship's watches.
, an astronomical clock regulated to keep
(kl[o^]k), v. t.
To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
, v. t. & i.
To call, as a hen. See Cluck
, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarab[ae]us stercorarius