Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In good time; early.
  • adverb Once in a while; on occasion.
  • adverb Quickly; soon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In good season or time; early, especially in the morning.
  • adverb archaic In a short time, soon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in good time

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English bitimes : bi, by; see by + time, time; see time + -es, adv. suff.; see –s.]

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Middle English bitimes, from bi ("by") + time and adverbial -s.

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