Definition of clock :
1. A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking.
2. A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle ( Scarabaeus stercorarius).
3. 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.
4. A watch, esp. one that strikes.
5. The striking of a clock.
6. To call, as a hen. See Cluck.
7. To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
chronology (part of speech: noun)
chronicle (part of speech: verb)
chronometer (part of speech: noun)
- But Roy knew it was no use to take the clock. - "Two Boys and a Fortune", Matthew White, Jr..
- When she came to the door the clock struck one, and by the time she got inside she was nearly half dead,- she was that frightened. - "'Round the yule-log: Christmas in Norway", Peter Christen AsbjÃ¶rnsen.
- He was an admiral, and it was his clock. - "The Gay Cockade", Temple Bailey.