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General periods of time

block

noun

a continuous period of time

chapter

noun

a section of someone’s life, or a period in history

countdown

noun

the period of time just before an important event

date

noun

a particular day, month, or year when something happens

date

noun

a time in the past or future

day

noun

a period of time in the past or future

delay

noun

the time between an event and its result or between one event and the next

distance

noun

the amount of time between two points in time

duration

noun

the period of time during which something continues to happen or exist

epoch

noun

a long period of time in the history of a people or place

era

noun

a period of time that has a particular quality or character

extension

noun

extra time that you are given to use a particular legal document or right

extension

noun

extra time that a shop, business, or bar is allowed to stay open

hang time

noun

the time between when a computer stops operating, preventing someone from working, and when it starts again, allowing them to continue working

history

noun

the length of time that something has existed

hour

noun

used when you are talking about how much time you need to get somewhere

hours

noun

the time during which you do something such as work or study

hour

noun

a particular point in history or in someone’s life or career

lead-up

noun

the period that comes before an important event

life

noun

the period of time during which something is still good enough to be used

medium term

noun

the period of time that lasts a few months or years from the present time

passage

noun

a particular period, for example in someone’s life or in a sports event

period

noun

an amount of time during which something happens

period

noun

a particular amount of time in history

period

noun

a particular part of someone’s life or career

phase

noun

a particular period of time during the development of something

phase

noun

a time in a person’s development or life when they behave in a particular way

run

noun

a period of time when you continue to succeed or fail, especially in a sport or business

running time

noun

the amount of time that it takes to watch or listen to something such as a film or piece of music

season

noun

a period of time when a particular event takes place

season

noun

a period of time when a series of films or television programmes are shown

session

noun

a period of time used for a particular activity

space

noun

a period of time

span

noun

the amount of time that something lasts

spell

noun

a period of time, usually a short one

stint

noun

a period of time spent doing something

stretch

noun

a continuous period of time

term

noun

a period of time during which a government, court, or other official organization regularly meets

term

noun

a period of time that a legal, business, or financial agreement lasts

time

noun

a particular amount of time

time

noun

a period in history

time

noun

a period in someone’s life

time

noun

the time that is available for something

time

noun

the amount of time that you need for a particular activity

time frame

noun

the period of time during which something happens or must happen

timescale

noun

the period of time when something happens or is done

vigil

noun

a period of time, especially at night, when you stay in a place to wait for something or to give your support to someone

watch

noun

a period of time when someone is responsible for watching a situation, so that they can warn others if there is any danger

way

noun

a period of time

while

noun

a period of time

window

noun

a period of time when you can do something

year

noun

used about a particular period of time in history

a clear run

a situation in which you can continue without anyone or anything stopping your progress

a page in something’s history

an important period or occasion in the history of something such as a country

the run-up to something

the period of time just before an important event

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