on one's own time

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tahym]
    • /ɒn, ɔn wʌnz oʊn taɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tahym]
    • /ɒn, ɔn wʌnz oʊn taɪm/

Definitions of on one's own time words

  • noun on one's own time the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another. 1
  • noun on one's own time duration regarded as belonging to the present life as distinct from the life to come or from eternity; finite duration. 1
  • noun on one's own time (sometimes initial capital letter) a system or method of measuring or reckoning the passage of time: mean time; apparent time; Greenwich Time. 1
  • noun on one's own time a limited period or interval, as between two successive events: a long time. 1
  • noun on one's own time a particular period considered as distinct from other periods: Youth is the best time of life. 1
  • noun on one's own time Often, times. a period in the history of the world, or contemporary with the life or activities of a notable person: prehistoric times; in Lincoln's time. the period or era now or previously present: a sign of the times; How times have changed! a period considered with reference to its events or prevailing conditions, tendencies, ideas, etc.: hard times; a time of war. 1

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Origin of on one's own time

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English tīma; cognate with Old Norse tīmi; (verb) Middle English timen to arrange a time, derivative of the noun; akin to tide1

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on one's own time popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for on one's own time

adv on one's own time

  • at liberty — free, unoccupied, or unrestricted

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