halftime

noun half·time \ ˈhaf-ˌtīm , ˈhäf- \

Definition of halftime

:an intermission between halves of a game or contest (as in football or basketball)

Examples of halftime in a Sentence

  1. The score was tied at halftime.

  2. The coaches discussed strategy during halftime.

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First Known Use of halftime

1871


half-time

adjective \ ˈhaf-ˌtīm , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-time

:involving or working half the standard hours

half-time

adverb

First Known Use of half-time

1861


HALFTIME Defined for English Language Learners

halftime

noun

Definition of halftime for English Language Learners

  • : the period of rest between the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half in games like football and basketball


HALFTIME Defined for Kids

halftime

noun half·time \ ˈhaf-ˌtīm , ˈhäf- \

Definition of halftime for Students

:a period of rest between the halves of a game (as basketball)

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