clock [-s] n

OE < Central Fr. cloche, bell.

  1. Heartbeat.
  2. Time instrument; timepiece set by winding; [fig.] life; heart supporting a life.
  3. Rigor; regularity; reliable feature; dependable characteristic; [fig.] reality; truth; veracity; validity.
  4. Bell; chime rung for the measurement of time; passage of hours and minutes as indicated by audio tones or visual instruments.
  5. Sundial; [fig.] season; passage of time.