Definitions

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

  • preposition Multiplied by.

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  • noun Plural form of time.
  • noun The circumstances of a certain time.
  • noun A person's experiences or biography.
  • preposition Product of the previous number and the following number.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of time.
  • verb informal, arithmetic To multiply.

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

  • noun a more or less definite period of time now or previously present
  • noun an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed

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Examples

  • If someone wants to ask me a question I've been asked a hundred times, I'm glad to answer it, because it means I won't have be answering a question that I've been asked a thousand times… but seriously, folks, try the fish.

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  • If someone wants to ask me a question I've been asked a hundred times, I'm glad to answer it, because it means I won't have be answering a question that I've been asked a thousand times… but seriously, folks, try the fish.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: blog Archives

  • If someone wants to ask me a question I've been asked a hundred times, I'm glad to answer it, because it means I won't have be answering a question that I've been asked a thousand times… but seriously, folks, try the fish.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: blog Archives

  • If someone wants to ask me a question I've been asked a hundred times, I'm glad to answer it, because it means I won't have be answering a question that I've been asked a thousand times… but seriously, folks, try the fish.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: August 2002 Archives

  • If someone wants to ask me a question I've been asked a hundred times, I'm glad to answer it, because it means I won't have be answering a question that I've been asked a thousand times… but seriously, folks, try the fish.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: August 2002 Archives

  • If someone wants to ask me a question I've been asked a hundred times, I'm glad to answer it, because it means I won't have be answering a question that I've been asked a thousand times… but seriously, folks, try the fish.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: August 2002 Archives

  • If someone wants to ask me a question I've been asked a hundred times, I'm glad to answer it, because it means I won't have be answering a question that I've been asked a thousand times… but seriously, folks, try the fish.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: August 2002 Archives

  • Celebrating at stated times by this Remembrance Supper would help you to remember Him also _between times_.

    "Say Fellows—" Fifty Practical Talks with Boys on Life's Big Issues

  • ~At times it seemed as if~ ~At one time it appeared as though~ ~At one time~ ~At times~ ~At 2284 Mayfair~

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 7, 1914

  • Why_ means _for what reason; how -- in what mind, mood, mode_, or _manner; exceedingly -- to a great degree; very -- in an eminent degree; often_ and _seldom_ signify _many times, few times_.

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

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  • One of my pet peeves is when someone says 'you times the first number by the second' instead of 'you multiply the the first number by the second.' Much to my chagrin, one of the *graduate students* in a class I'm teaching said this today. I think I have to fail her.

    October 18, 2007

  • aaaaagh!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!

    October 18, 2007

  • Kad, ask her about subtraction. When I taught K-12, many kids used "minus" in the same way--to find the answer, you minus the first number from the second.

    October 18, 2007

  • I had to edit a piece recently which used the following phrase: "the sevens-times table." I kept changing it--the seven times-table, the seven times table, anything, but the writer kept changing it back. I'm not even sure what it should have read, but the way it was written bugs me. Still. And the thing's gone to print. *ugh*

    I realize that's not exactly what we're talking about here...

    October 18, 2007

  • The verb 'times' is so common that I suspect it's now the normal word for the thing amongst—what shall we call non-mathematicians?—Loggles. "Multiply it by" only outnumbers "times it by" by 4 to 1 on Google. The inflected forms 'timesing' and 'timesed' are very rare there, but possibly that reflects the contexts it's actually used in: people say, 'Times it by 2' or 'You need to times it by 2', but don't much describe doing it in the past or repeatedly.

    August 29, 2008