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

  • n. The intermission between halves in games of certain sports, such as basketball and football.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of half time.
  • n. The halftime show, the primary "light" entertainment of a game, after the second quarter when players can physically recover, coaches can berate players with a pep talk, bets can be doubled, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. half the ordinary time for work or attendance; as, the half-time system.
  • n. an intermission between the first and second half of a game, especially a football game. Also used attributively, as the halftime entertainment.

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

  • adv. for less than the standard number of hours
  • adj. involving half the standard or customary time for an activity
  • n. an intermission between the first and second half of a game


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