What does betimes mean?

Definitions for betimesbɪˈtaɪmz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. early, betimes(adverb)

    in good time

    "he awoke betimes that morning"


  1. betimes(Adverb)

    In good season or time; early, especially in the morning.

  2. betimes(Adverb)

    In a short time, soon.

  3. Origin: bitimes, from bi + time and adverbial -s.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betimes(adverb)

    in good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early

  2. Betimes(adverb)

    in a short time; soon; speedily; forth with

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Betimes

    be-tīmz′, adv. in good time: early: seasonably: speedily. [Pfx. be-, and Time, with adv. gen. -s; like besides from beside.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of betimes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of betimes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mahabharata:

    Death comes, and makes a man his prey, A man whose powers are yet unspent; Like one on gathering flowers intent, Whose thoughts are turned another way. Begin betimes to practise good, Lest fate surprise thee unawares Amid thy round of schemes and cares; To-morrow?s task to-day conclude.*

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Not a whit, we defy augury: there's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?

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