## times vs multiply : Common Errors in English

### times or multiply

Times is the product of the previous digit and the following number.

`"Eighty nine times four equals three hundred and fifty six."`

Multiply means to grow in number or to increase the degree, amount or number of something.

`"You'll need to multiply 48 by itself to get the solution to the question."`

##### Definitions

• n  a more or less definite period of time now or previously present
it was a sign of the times
• n  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed
four times three equals twelve
• n  an instance or single occasion for some event
he called four times
• n  a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
• n  an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
• n  a suitable moment
• n  the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
• n  a person's experience on a particular occasion
• n  a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
• n  the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
• n  rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
• n  the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
• v  measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
• v  assign a time for an activity or event
• v  set the speed, duration, or execution of
• v  regulate or set the time of
• v  adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely

• v  combine by multiplication
multiply 10 by 15
• v  combine or increase by multiplication
He managed to multiply his profits
• v  have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
• v  have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
• r  in several ways; in a multiple manner
they were multiply checked for errors
##### News & Articles

• Times' all-area golf teams include 2 D-I signees
The fourth annual Quad-City Times all-area boys and girls golf teams is senior-heavy, features Division-I talent and includes several all-state recipients.
June 15, 2013 - Quad-City Times
• Times, Bay News 9 plan St. Petersburg mayoral debate Aug. 6
The  Tampa Bay Times  and Bay News 9 will partner to produce a live, televised St. Petersburg mayoral debate before the August primary. The debate, “A Conversation with the Candidates,” is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College.
June 14, 2013 - St. Petersburg Times Blogs
• The New York Times Giveth to Anthony Weiner, and the Times Taketh Away
Weeks after The New York Times Magazine helped Anthony Weiner launch his comeback campaign, its ink-and-paper sibling has fired a big shot into the side of it. And its not the same bombshell everyone is waiting for.
June 13, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

• 3 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success
Three things determine a company's adherence: Focus, competence, and passion. Multiply them together, and you've got a measure of a company's stick-to-it-tive-ness. At Inc.’s Leadership conference in San Diego this week, co-founder of The L Group and author Lee Colan challenged his audience to rethink the factors that lead to business success. He said that while the temptation to tweak one’s ...
June 13, 2013 - Inc Magazine
• 4K Monitors Starting to Come Into Focus
Display choices expected to multiply by the end of the year
June 12, 2013 - Television Broadcast
• 4K Monitors Starting to Come Into Focus
Display choices expected to multiply by the end of the year
June 12, 2013 - Television Broadcast