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clock - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'clock' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Clock [ n.]
- A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works 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. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person.
- A watch, esp. one that strikes.
- The striking of a clock.
- A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking.
- A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarabaeus stercorarius).
2 . Clock [ v. t.]
- To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
3 . Clock [ v. t. & i.]
- To call, as a hen. See Cluck.

Meaning of 'clock' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . clock [ v]
Meaning (1):
- measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
Example in sentence:
  • he clocked the runners