half-time


half-time

noun

  1. the period indicating completion of half the time allowed for an activity, as for a football or basketball game or an examination.
  2. Sports. the intermission or rest period between the two halves of a football, basketball, or other game, during which spectators are often entertained by baton twirling, marching bands, or the like.

adjective

  1. pertaining to or taking place during a halftime: The football fans were treated to a halftime exhibition by the marching band.

noun

  1. sport
    1. a rest period between the two halves of a game
    2. (as modifier)the half-time score
n.

also halftime, half time, indicating “half of the time,” 1640s, from half + time. Tempo sense is by 1880. In football, from 1867.

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