from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In good time; early: "A beneficent microclimate brings out the camellias betimes” ( John Russell).
- adv. Once in a while; on occasion.
- adv. Archaic Quickly; soon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In good season or time; early, especially in the morning.
- adv. In a short time, soon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Seasonably; in good season or time; before it is too late; early.
- Soon; in a short time.
- Occasionally; at times.
- Synonyms Early, Soon, Betimes. See early.
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- adv. in good time
Middle English bitimes : bi, by; see by1 + time, time; see time + -es, adv. suff.; see -s3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English bitimes, from bi ("by") + time and adverbial -s. (Wiktionary)