Definition of halftime in US English:



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

    ‘the most pressure he felt was at halftime when he looked up and saw the score’
    as modifier ‘a Super Bowl halftime show’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A half-time change of the tactics by Oakbank saw them score at regular intervals.’
    • ‘We scored just before half-time which was important and then again in the second half.’
    • ‘At half-time Otley were the happier of the two teams as they were playing away to a much better placed team.’
    intermission, interlude, entr'acte, break, recess, pause, gap
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