betimes

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈtaɪmz/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bi tīmz)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•times  (bi tīmz),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. early;
    in good time:He was up betimes doing his lessons.
  2. occasionally;
    at times.
  3. [Archaic.]within a short time;
    soon.
  • Middle English bitimes, equivalent. to bitime (from phrase bi time by time) + -s -s1 1275–1325

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
betimes /bɪˈtaɪmz/ adv archaic
  1. in good time; early
  2. in a short time; soon
Etymology: 14th Century bitimes; see by, time
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