time-travelling n.

the activity of travelling into the past or future; hypothetical movement through time

Time Travel

  • 1894 H. G. Wells in National Observer 17 Mar. 446/2 (heading) page image H. G. Wells

    Time travelling: possibility or paradox.

  • 1895 H. G. Wells Time Machine iv. 28 H. G. Wells

    I am afraid I cannot convey the peculiar sensations of time travelling. They are excessively unpleasant.

  • 1933 Astounding Stories of Super-Science Jan. 422/1

    In the current issue, Mr. Raymond declares time-travelling to be impossible.

  • 1940 ‘R. M. Farley’ Time-Wise Guy in Amazing Stories May 8/1 page image Ralph Milne Farley bibliography

    You know perfectly well that time-traveling is the bunk. I'm a bit too bright to fall for anything like that.

  • 1950 M. W. Wellman In That Same Moment in Weird Tales 28/2 page image Manly Wade Wellman bibliography

    He talked on about time traveling, and said what he had to say about mastering time.

  • 1973 C. D. Simak Our Children's Children in Worlds of If June 63/1 page image Clifford D. Simak bibliography

    The President has accepted at face value this story of time traveling and…it seems to me there should be some further study of the matter before we commit ourselves.

  • 2011 S. Bein Most Important Thing in the World in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 73 page image Steve Bein bibliography

    What're the consequences?… What’s the downside to this time traveling of yours?

Research requirements

antedating 1894

Earliest cite

H. G. Wells 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance)

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