- 1a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon
- 2the process of multiplying a number by another number
- 3an occasion or instance
Using times: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "times" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
What time is it?
I'll see you at 5 o'clock.
3 times 4 equals 12.
I've been to London several times.
times Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using times
The team was working against time to finish the project before the deadline.
When will the results be ready? All in good time, my friend.
time passes quickly
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since we last saw each other. Time flies!
Phrases with times
At times, I feel like giving up.
to deceive or cheat someone by being unfaithful or breaking a promise
He two-timed his girlfriend by seeing another woman behind her back.
She had to repeat the same instructions three times over before he understood.
Origins of times
from Old English 'tima', meaning 'a limited space of time'
Summary: times in Brief
The term 'times' [taɪmz] refers to points in time, such as hours and minutes past midnight or noon, as well as the process of multiplication. It also denotes occasions or instances, as in 'I've been to London several times.' Phrases like 'at times' and idioms like 'against time' expand on the concept of time, while 'two-time' means to deceive or cheat someone and 'time flies' means that time passes quickly.