a watch that strikes the hours.
Compare (def 3).
noun 1. an employee who demonstrates lack of interest in a job by watching the time closely to be sure to stop work as soon as the workday or shift is over. 2. any person who watches the time closely, as in expectation of some news or event. noun 1. an employee who checks the […]
[klok-wurk] /ˈklɒkˌwɜrk/ noun 1. the mechanism of a . 2. any mechanism similar to that of a . Idioms 3. like clockwork, with perfect regularity or precision: The launching of the spacecraft went off like clockwork. /ˈklɒkˌwɜːk/ noun 1. the mechanism of a clock 2. any similar mechanism, as in a wind-up toy 3. like […]
[klok-wahyz] /ˈklɒkˌwaɪz/ adverb 1. in the direction of the rotation of the hands of a as viewed from the front or above; circularly to the right from a point taken as the top. adjective 2. directed clockwise: a clockwise movement. /ˈklɒkˌwaɪz/ adverb, adjective 1. in the direction that the hands of a clock rotate; from […]
- Clockwork universe
An image of the universe as a clock wound up by God and ticking along with its gears governed by the laws of physics. This idea was very important in the Enlightenment, when scientists realized that Newton’s laws of motion, including the law of universal gravitation, could explain the behavior of the solar system.