times Definition

  • 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!

  • Example

    What time is it?

  • Example

    I'll see you at 5 o'clock.

  • Example

    3 times 4 equals 12.

  • Example

    I've been to London several times.

times Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for times

Idioms Using times

  • in a race against the clock; with very little time remaining


    The team was working against time to finish the project before the deadline.

  • used to tell someone to be patient and wait for something to happen in due course


    When will the results be ready? All in good time, my friend.

  • time flies

    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

  • occasionally, from time to time


    At times, I feel like giving up.

  • two-time

    to deceive or cheat someone by being unfaithful or breaking a promise


    He two-timed his girlfriend by seeing another woman behind her back.

  • three times over

    three times; three times as much


    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.

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