Definition of times in English:

times

verb

[with object]informal
  • Multiply (a number)

    ‘you times the six by four to get twenty-four’
    • ‘Now I knew how long Brenda would take to get an eighth of the way around, so I timesed 3 by 8.’
    • ‘The men's suicide rate is three and a half times higher.’
    • ‘They have now at this point five times more the number of seats in parliament than they had before.’
    • ‘And it will differ from developments in America in only one respect: it will happen many times faster.’
    • ‘International travelers, who surveys indicate spend six times what domestic tourists do in New York, have largely disappeared.’
    • ‘In the process it has been thickened to nearly 2.5 times the worldwide average.’
    • ‘If a times b is seven hundred and six and one fiftieth, and if c is thirty six and nine tenths more than a.’
    • ‘Little wonder the city's homicide rate stands at 10 times the national average.’
    • ‘"We're ten times the size of anyone else, " Pierce bragged.’
    • ‘He sees his brothers with four times the amount of money in their pockets.’
    • ‘That number was then timesed by 3 and the minus sign was added again.’
    • ‘Pike said the airline spent four times more money running the service than it received in revenue.’
    • ‘On average, the $5,500 is matched by seven times the grant amount.’
    • ‘But a ship five times their size would seem impossible… or is it?’
    • ‘Individuals who report insomnia lasting for one year are forty times more likely than normal to develop clinical depression.’
    • ‘I left the shop 30 minutes later, having spent four times what I had anticipated.’
    • ‘Something that looks cheap when buying one is still a huge amount timesed by 100!’
    • ‘Sales top $1,000 per square foot, three times the industry average.’
    • ‘Perhaps those candidates who couldn't do timesing and taking away were part of the 1% who failed.’
    • ‘I believe I can build a company ten times the size without a desk.’
    • ‘Myocardial infarction is 4.2 times more likely to occur within an hour of smoking cannabis.’
    • ‘Then I took the 36 grams of carbohydrates and timesed that by the number of carbohydrates and I got 144.’
    • ‘Four hours later, he was found one and a half times over the drink-drive limit.’
    • ‘It was like the worst thunder storm in the world timesed by fifty!’

Origin

Late 19th century (in a sense relating to the number of times that a specific dimension is to be repeated in quantitive surveying): use as a verb of times expressing multiplication (dating from late Middle English): see time (sense 5 of the noun).

Pronunciation

times

/tʌɪmz/