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50 Times Vocabulary in English

Times and Days Vocabulary

Times vocabulary are very broad concept. We can enter many things into this concept, you can find a lot of information about times vocabulary.

Times vocabulary

Here are the most common times vocabulary in English:


1. A.M.: Used when referring to a time between twelve o'clock at night and twelve o'clock in the middle of the day. adverb

  • The first election results are expected around 1 a.m. 

2. After: In the time following (an event or another period of time). preposition

  • Shortly after their marriage they moved to Colorado.

3. Afternoon: The time from noon or lunchtime to evening. noun

  • I telephoned this afternoon. 

4. Autumn, fall: The season of the year between summer and winter, lasting from September to November north of the equator and from March to May south of the equator, when fruits and crops become ready to eat and are picked, and leaves fall. noun

  •  Last autumn we went to Germany.

5. Before

A: At or during a time earlier than (the thing mentioned). preposition

  • You should always wash your hands before meals.

B: Until (the event mentioned). adverb

  • It was an hour before the police arrived.

C: In the past. conjunction

  • He said he had never seen her before. 

6. Birthday: The day that is exactly a year or number of years after a person was born. noun

  • Happy birthday, Flavio! 

7. Breakfast: A meal eaten in the morning, the first of the day. noun

  • I don't eat breakfast. 

8. Century: A period of one hundred years. noun

  • A century ago most people walked to work. 

9. Clock: Attain or register (a specified time, distance, or speed). verb

  • I clocked nearly nine hours of uninterrupted sleep. 

10. Day: A period of 24 hours, especially from twelve o'clock one night to twelve o'clock the next night. noun

  • He runs five miles every day. 

11. Decade: A period of ten years. noun

  • He taught at the university for nearly a decade. 

12. Dinner: The main meal of the day, usually the meal you eat in the evening but sometimes, in Britain, the meal eaten in the middle of the day. noun

  • We had some friends over for dinner on Saturday. 

13. During: Throughout the course or duration of (a period of time). preposition

  • The restaurant is open during the day. 

14. Early

A: Happening or done before the usual or expected time. adjective
  • We ate an early lunch. 

B: Happening, belonging to, or done near the beginning of a particular time or period. adjective

  • An early goal secured victory.

C: Before the usual or expected time. adverb

  • I was planning to finish work early today.

D: Near the beginning of a particular time or period. adverb

  • We lost a couple of games early in the season.

15. Evening

A: The period of time at the end of the day, usually from about 6 p.m. to bedtime. noun

  • It was seven o'clock in the evening.

B: In the evening; every evening. adverb informal

  • Saturday evenings he invariably fell asleep.

16. Future

A: The time or a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come. noun

  • We plan on getting married in the near future.

B: At a later time; going or likely to happen or exist. adjective

  • The needs of future generations. 

17. Half-hour: A period of thirty minutes. noun

  • A slide show presented every half hour. 

18. Holiday

A: A day of festivity or recreation when no work is done. noun

  • December 25 is an official public holiday"

B: Spend a holiday in a specified place. verb

  • He is holidaying in Italy. 

19. Hour

A: A period of time equal to a twenty-fourth part of a day and night and divided into 60 minutes. noun

  • A two-hour operation.

B: A time of day specified as an exact number of hours from midnight or midday. noun

  • The clock in the sitting room struck the hour.

C: A fixed period of time for an activitya, such as work, use of a building, etc. noun

  • The dinner hour.

20. Late

A: Doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time. adjective

  • His late arrival.

B: Belonging or taking place near the end of a particular time or period. adjective

  • They won the game with a late goal.

C: (of a specified person) no longer alive. adjective

  • Her late husband's grave.

D: After the expected, proper, or usual time. adverb

  • She arrived late.

E: Far on in time; toward the end of a period. adverb

  • It happened late in 1984.

F: Formerly but not now living or working in a specified place or institution. adverb

  • Captain Falconer, late of the British army.

21. Lunch

A: A meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal. noun

  • A vegetarian lunch.

B: Eat lunch. verb

  • He told his wife he was lunching with a client. 

22. Midday: The middle of the day; noon. noun

  • He awoke at midday. 

23. Midnight: Twelve o'clock at night. noun

  • I left at midnight. 

24. Minute

A: A period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour. noun

  • He stood in the shower for twenty minutes.

B: A sixtieth of a degree of angular measurement (symbol: ʹ). noun

  • Delta Lyrae is a double star with a separation of over 10 minutes of arc.

C: Extremely small. adjective

  • A minute fraction of an inch.

25. Month: Each of the twelve named periods into which a year is divided. noun

  • The first six months of 1992. 

26. Morning: The period of time between midnight and noon, especially from sunrise to noon. noun

  • It was a beautiful sunny morning. 

27. Night: The period of darkness in each twenty-four hours; the time from sunset to sunrise. noun

  • He was not allowed to go out on weekday nights. 

28. Noon: Twelve o'clock in the day; midday. noun

  • The service starts at twelve noon. 

29. Now

A: At this time. noun

  • I’m going now.

B: Used to show the length of time that something has been happening, from the time it began until the present. noun

  • I’ve lived in Rio for two years now. 

30. O'clock: Used to specify the hour in telling time. adverb

  • The gates will open at eight o'clock.

31. P.M. : In the afternoon or evening

  • Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

32. Past

A: Having happened or existed before now. adjective

  • I know this from past experience. 

B: Used to refer to a period of time in the past that lasts until the present. adjective

  • It’s been raining for the past three days.

C: The time before the present and all the things that happened then. noun

  • In the past people would bathe once a month.

33. Present

A: In a particular place. adjective

  • A doctor must be present at the ringside. 

B: Existing or occurring now. adjective

  • She did not expect to find herself in her present situation.

C: The period of time now occurring. noun

  • They are happy and at peace, refusing to think beyond the present.

34. Quarter: One of four periods of time into which a year is divided for financial calculations, such as for profits or taxes. noun

  • There was a fall in unemployment in the second quarter of the year.

35. Season

A: The period of the year when something that happens every year happens. noun

  • How long does the dry/hurricane/monsoon season last? 

B: The period of the year during which a particular sport is played. noun

  • The British football season begins in August. 

36. Second: Constituting number two in a sequence; coming after the first in time or order; 2nd. noun

  • He married for a second time. 

37. Soon: In or within a short time; before long; quickly. adverb

  • It will soon be impossible for foreigners to enter the country. 

38. Spring: The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November. noun

  • In spring the garden is a feast of blossom. 

39. Summer: The warmest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from June to August and in the southern hemisphere from December to February. noun

  • The plant flowers in late summer. 

40. Sunrise: The time in the morning when the sun appears or full daylight arrives. noun

  • An hour before sunrise. 

41. Sunset: The time in the evening when the sun disappears or daylight fades. noun

  • Sunset was still a couple of hours away. 

42. Then

A: Next or after that. adverb

  • Let me finish this job, then we'll go. 

B: At that time (in the past or in the future). adjective

  • She was then sixteen years old. 

43. Time: The part of existence that is measured in minutes, days, years, etc., or this process considered as a whole. noun

  • He wants to spend more time with his family. 

44. Today

  • On or in the course of this present day. adverb
    • She's thirty today.
  • This present day. noun
    • Today is a day of rest.

45. Tomorrow

A: On the day after today. adverb

  • I'll see you tomorrow. 

B: The day after today.noun

  • Tomorrow is going to be a special day. 

46. Week: A period of seven days. noun

  • The course lasts sixteen weeks.

47. When

A: At or on which (referring to a time or circumstance). adverb

  • Saturday is the day when I get my hair done.

B: At or during the time that. conjunction

  • I loved math when I was in school.

C: After which; and just then (implying suddenness). conjunction

  • He had just drifted off to sleep when the phone rang.

48. Winter: The coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August. noun

  • The tree has a good crop of berries in winter. 

49. Year

A: One's age or time of life. noun

  • She had a composure well beyond her years. 

B: A very long time; ages. noun

  • It's going to take years to put that right.

50. Yesterday

A: On the day before today. adverb

  • He returned to a hero's welcome yesterday. 

B: The day before today. noun

  • Yesterday was Tuesday.

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