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acronic acronical acronycal acronychal occurring at nightfall esp. of the rising or setting of stars.
acronycally in an ACRONYCAL manner.
aestival estival of or relating to summer. [L. aestas, summer].
aforehand beforehand.
aforetime in time past; formerly.
afternoon the time between morning and evening.
aftertime the time after the present.
afterward afterwards at a later time.
airest earliest.
airtime the time when a broadcast begins.
alsoon alsoone as soon.
amarna pertaining to a certain historical period of ancient Egypt.
amornings of a morning.
anan anon at once; immediately.
anno in the year of the Christian era.
antelucan pertaining to the hours before dawn. [L. antelucanus, before dawn].
anytime taking place at no specific time.
anywhen taking place at no specific time.
arvo (Aust. sl.) afternoon. Pl. ARVOS.
attonce attone attones at one, at once, together.
auroral of or pertaining to the dawn.
aurorally (adv.) AURORAL, of or pertaining to the dawn.
autumn the season of the year when fruits are gathered.
autumnal relating to autumn; like autumn.
autumny autumn-like.
avenir (Fr.) the future.
bedtime the time at which one goes to bed.
birthday the day of one's birth, or its anniversary.
breaktime in schools etc., a recess, a break between lessons.
brumal indicative of or occurring in the winter. [L. brumalis, pertaining to winter, from brevima dies, shortest day or winter solstice].
bygone belonging to a past time; (noun) something belonging to a past time.
bypast past, gone by.
calendal pertaining to CALENDS, the first day of the ancient Roman month from which days were counted backwards to the Ides.
calends kalends the first day of the ancient Roman month from which days were counted backwards to the Ides. N.B. no CALEND* or KALEND*.
cenozoic relating to the most recent geologic era.
centenary a hundredth anniversary.
chairdays the evening of life. N.B. no CHAIRDAY*.
chowtime time for a meal.
cockcrow early dawn, the time when the cock crows to greet the sun.
cockleert cockcrow.
cockshut twilight, prob. referring to a time when poultry are shut up for the night.
darkmans (thieves' slang) night. N.B. no DARKMAN*.
dawn daybreak; (verb) to become day.
dawnlike like DAWN.
daybreak sunrise.
dayspring dawn.
daytime the time during which it is day.
dimpsy twilight.
domesday doomsday a day of judgment.
dominical indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday.
doomsday see DOMESDAY.
dreamtime in the mythology of Australian Aboriginals, the time when the earth and patterns of life on earth took shape.
duecento the thirteenth century, esp. in Italian art. Pl. DUECENTOS.
earliness the state of being early.
early in advance of a specified time > EARLIER, EARLIEST.
earst (arch.) = ERST, formerly.
eeven eevn eevning evening.
eftest readiest, most convenient.
eftsoon eftsoons soon after.
ene evening.
eoan of or pertaining to the dawn.
equinox the beginning of autumn and spring, the two days each year when the sun is directly overhead at the equator.
erelong before long; soon.
erenow before this time.
erev the day before.
erewhile erewhiles some time ago, heretofore.
erst before, formerly.
erstwhile former, previous; formerly, in the past.
estival see AESTIVAL.
eve evening.
evenfall the onset of evening.
evening the close of day.
eventide evening.
evo evening.
fasti those days among the ancient Romans on which it was lawful to transact legal or public business (the opposite of NEFASTI*, which is not in OSWI, though NEFAST is).
finally lastly.
floruit designating dates of a person's birth and death; (verb) to be alive at a given time.
fore at an earlier time or period.
forenight the night before.
forenoon the time just before NOON.
forepast former, bygone.
foretime the past; the time before the present.
former past, gone.
formerly in time past.
forthwith immediately.
futural relating to the FUTURE.
future time to come.
futurity the state of being in the future.
gloam gloaming the period between sunset and full night; dusk.
halftime the halfway point through e.g. a football match.
heretofore the past > HERETOFORES.
hesternal of or relating to yesterday. Cf. HODIERNAL.
heyday heydey a time when vigour is at its climax.
hibernal of or relating to winter.
hiemal of winter.
hiems winter. Pl. HIEMS. N.B. no HIEM*.
hodiernal of or pertaining to the present day.
holocene relating to the second and most recent epoch of the Quaternary period.
ides in the ancient Roman calendar, the eighth day after the NONES, i.e. the 15th of March, May, July, October, and the 13th of the other months.
instanter immediately; instantly; as, he left instanter. N.B. no INSTANTEST*!
instantly at once.
interim meanwhile.
interwar taking place in the period between wars.
jomon a particular era in Japanese history. No —S.
jurassic relating to the second period of the Mesozoic era.
kalends see CALENDS.
knockoff the time or act of leaving work.
langsyne langsynes long since; long ago.
lastly last in sequence.
late after the due time > LATER, LATEST.
lated belated.
lately recently.
laten to make or grow late.
lateness the quality of being LATE.
latish somewhat late.
lunchtime the time at which lunch is eaten.
manana tomorrow, at an unspecified time in the future.
matinal of or relating to the morning.
matutinal matutine relating to or occuring in the morning.
mealtime the time at which a meal is eaten.
mediaeval medieval belonging to the Middle Ages; (noun) a person who lived in the Middle Ages.
mesozoic denoting a particular era of geological time.
midday the middle of the day.
midmonth the middle of the month.
midnight the middle of the night.
midnoon the middle of noon.
midsummer the middle of summer.
midterm the middle of a term.
midweek the middle of the week.
midweekly taking place in the middle of the week.
midwinter the middle of winter.
midyear the middle part of the year.
miocene denoting the fourth epoch of the Tertiary period.
moonrise the time when the moon comes up.
moonset the time when the moon sets.
morn morning.
morning the first part of the day.
morrow the day following the present; tomorrow.
nathemo nathemore nevermore.
neogene relating to the Miocene or Pliocene epochs.
neolithic of or relating to the later, more advanced, Stone Age.
newly just recently.
nicht night.
night the period of time from sunset to sunrise.
nightfall the onset or beginning of the night.
nightlike like the night.
nighttime the time of night.
nighttide the time during which it is night.
nightward approaching night.
nite (coll.) night.
noo now.
noon the middle point of the day; (verb) to rest at noon.
noonday noontide noontime the time of noon, midday.
now at the present time; (noun) the present time.
nowadays in these times.
nowness immediacy.
offseason the season when there is no play, or no hunting.
oligocene belonging to a certain geological time period.
oncet once.
onetime former.
overdue due and more than due.
overpast past and gone.
oversoon too soon.
paleocene paleogene belonging to a certain geological time period.
paleozoic belonging to a certain geological time period,
past time gone.
pastness the quality of being past.
payday the day on which one is paid.
peacetime a time of peace between wars.
permian relating to the last period of the Palaeozoic era.
playtime the time when children are allowed to play.
pleiocene pliocene of the Pliocene geological time period.
plenilune the time of the full moon.
postcrash after a crash.
posterity those coming after; succeeding generations.
postfault taking place after a fault.
postnatal following childbirth.
postteen occurring after one's teenage years.
posttrial taking place after a trial.
postwar taking place after a war.
prebirth the time before birth.
preboom taking place before a boom.
precoital taking place before coition.
precrisis taking place before a crisis.
predate to precede in time.
predawn the time before dawn.
predeath the period immediately before death.
predebate before a debate.
predinner taking place before dinner.
predive taking place before diving e.g. 'his predive routine'.
predusk the time just before dusk.
prefight taking place before fighting e.g. 'his prefight ritual'.
preflight taking place before a flight.
pregame taking place before a game.
preglacial formed or occurring before a glacial period, esp. before the Pleistocene epoch.
pregrowth the period before something begins to grow.
prehiring before hiring. N.B. there is no verb PREHIRE.
prelaunch taking place before a launch.
prelunch taking place before lunch.
premeal taking place before a meal.
premodern taking place before the modern era.
premosaic relating to the time before Moses.
prenoon taking place before noon.
prepill occurring before the advent of the contraceptive pill.
prepueblo belonging to the period before the Pueblo Indians.
prerace taking place before a race e.g. 'his prerace rituals'.
preradio before the invention of radio.
prereading referring to the time before a child learns to reads.
prereform before reform.
prereturn preceding a return.
prereview taking place before a review. N.B. this is not a verb.
preriot taking place before a riot.
prerock belonging to the blissful time before the invention of rock music.
presale taking place before a sale.
preseason taking place before the advent of the season.
presenile occurring before the onset of old age.
presplit taking place before a split. N.B. this is not a verb.
prestrike preceding a strike.
pretravel taking place before travel.
prewar taking place before a war.
prework taking place before work.
pridian of or pertaining to the previous day.
primal belonging to the first age or earliest stage; original.
primavera springtime.
primetime occurring during or designed for prime time.
priorly previously.
proximo of next month. [L. proximo (mense) next (month)].
quondam former, erstwhile.
rathe early > RATHER, RATHEST.
rearly early.
recency the state or quality of being recent.
recent having happened not long ago > RECENTER, RECENTEST.
recently (adv.) RECENT, having happened not long ago.
regnal relating to a reign.
sabbatine relating to Saturday.
schoolday a day on which school is held.
seasonal taking place during a particular season.
seedness sowing, seedtime.
seedtime the time when seeds are planted.
seicento the seventeenth century in Italy; the Italian style of art, literature, etc., of this period. Pl. SEICENTOS.
sens since.
showtime the time when a show begins.
siecle a century, period or era.
silurian formed in the third period of the Palaeozoic.
sinsyne since that time.
sith sithen sithence sithens since; afterwards.
sithe sythe (Spenser) a time
solstice the time when the sun reaches its maximum distance from the equator, north or south.
someday at an unspecified time in the future.
sometime at a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly.
somewhen at some indefinite time.
soon in a short time > SOONER, SOONEST.
sparrowfart the very early morning.
spring the season of growth; (verb) to shoot up, leap.
statim immediately; at once.
summer the warm season of the year; (verb) to pass the summer.
summerly of or like summer.
sundown the time at which the sun goes down.
sunrise sunrising the rising or first appearance of the sun above the horizon.
sunset sunsetting the setting of the sun below the horizon.
sunup sunrise.
swith swithe quickly, at once.
swithly (adv.) SWITH, at once.
synchrony simultaneity.
sythe see SITHE.
teatime the time at which tea is taken.
tempore in the time of.
than (obs.) then. Pl. THANS.
then that time.
thenabout thenabouts at about that time.
timely in good time > TIMELIER, TIMELIEST.
timeous timous timely; seasonable.
timeously (adv.) TIMEOUS, in good time.
timous see TIMEOUS.
timously (adv.) TIMOUS, timely.
tite tyte promptly, at once.
titely (adv.) TITE, promptly.
today this day, the present time.
tofore before.
tomorrow the day after today.
tonight this night; the night of the present day.
trecento the thirteenth century. Pl. TRECENTOS.
triassic relating to the first period of the Mesozoic era.
twilight the time between sunset and night; (verb) to light imperfectly or faintly; to make twilit.
tyte see TITE.
ultimo of last month.
umquhile some time ago; formerly. Cf. UMWHILE.
umwhile formerly, late, whilom.
undertime underntime the time of the midday meal.
untimeous untimely.
vernal of or relating to spring.
voar in the Orkneys, spring, seed-time.
wartime the time when a war is going on.
washday the day of the week on which washing is done.
weekday a day other than a weekend day.
weekend the non-working period from Friday evening to Sunday evening; (verb) to spend a weekend.
weeknight the evening or night of a weekday.
whilom formerly; once; former.
winter the coldest season of the year; (verb) to stay the winter.
winteriness the state of being WINTERY.
winterish like winter.
workday a day on which work is performed, as distinguished from Sunday, festivals, etc.
workhour a time set aside for work.
yearend the end of the year.
yester yestern relating to yesterday.
yesterday the day immediately before today.
yestereve yestereven yesterevening yestreen yesterday evening.
yestern see YESTER.
yore long ago; (noun) a long time ago.