Definition of half-time in English:



  • The time at which half of a game or contest is completed, especially when marked by an interval.

    ‘Spain led 9-7 at half-time’
    • ‘At half-time Otley were the happier of the two teams as they were playing away to a much better placed team.’
    • ‘We scored just before half-time which was important and then again in the second half.’
    • ‘A half-time change of the tactics by Oakbank saw them score at regular intervals.’
    • ‘At half-time Ellis revised the game plan and made a couple of tactical substitutions.’
    • ‘By half-time Dublin should have scored at least two more goals and four or five points.’
    intermission, interlude, entr'acte, break, recess, pause, gap
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