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beforehand
/bɪˈfɔɹˌhænd/
adverb
before an event or an action
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forthcoming
/ˈfɔɹθˈkəmɪŋ/
adjective
about to take place
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chronologically
/ˌkɹɑnəˈɫɑdʒɪkɫi/
adverb
in the order in which events, actions, or items occurred, following a timeline or sequence
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indefinitely
/ˌɪnˈdɛfənətɫi/
adverb
for an unspecified period of time
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to date
/tə dˈeɪt/
adverb
up until now
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for the time being
/fɚðə tˈaɪm bˈiːɪŋ/
adverb
for a limited period, usually until a certain condition changes
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from time to time
/fɹʌm tˈaɪm tə tˈaɪm/
adverb
without a fixed schedule or pattern
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in due course / time
/ɪn dˈuː kˈoːɹs ɔːɹ tˈaɪm/
adverb
at the appropriate or expected time, without rushing or delay
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yearlong
/ˈjɪɹˈɫɔŋ/
adjective
continuing the whole year
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instant
/ˈɪnstənt/
noun
a moment or a certain point in time
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spell
/ˈspɛɫ/
noun
a short period of time of something particular
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chapter
/ˈtʃæptɝ/
noun
a specific period of time in history or in someone's life
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dusk
/ˈdəsk/
noun
the time after sun sets that is not yet completely dark
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eternity
/iˈtɝnəti/, /ɪˈtɝnəti/
noun
time that is endless
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midsummer
/ˈmɪdˈsəmɝ/
noun
the middle part of summer when it is hottest
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midwinter
/ˈmɪdˈwɪntɝ/
noun
the middle part of winter when it is coldest
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solstice
/ˈsɔɫstɪs/
noun
either of the two times of the year when the sun reaches its farthest or closest distance from the equator
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quarter
/ˈkwɔɹtɝ/
noun
one fourth of a year, which is a period of three months
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leap year
/lˈiːp jˈɪɹ/
noun
a year in every four years that has 366 days instead of 365
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alternate
/ˈɔɫtɝˌneɪt/, /ˈɔɫtɝnət/
adjective
(of two things) regularly happening one after another
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continual
/kənˈtɪnjuəɫ/
adjective
happening repeatedly in an annoying or problematic way
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consecutive
/kənˈsɛkjətɪv/
adjective
continuously happening one after another
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successive
/səkˈsɛsɪv/
adjective
happening one after another
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eternal
/iˈtɝnəɫ/, /ɪˈtɝnəɫ/
adjective
continuing or existing forever
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eventual
/əˈvɛntʃuəɫ/, /iˈvɛntʃuəɫ/
adjective
happening at the end of a process or a particular period of time
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imminent
/ˈɪmənənt/
adjective
(particularly of something unpleasant) likely to take place in the near future
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lengthy
/ˈɫɛŋθi/
adjective
continuing for too long
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occasional
/əˈkeɪʒənəɫ/
adjective
happening or done from time to time, not frequently
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prospective
/pɹəˈspɛktɪv/
adjective
likely to occur soon
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simultaneous
/ˌsaɪməɫˈteɪniəs/
adjective
taking place at precisely the same time
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latter
/ˈɫætɝ/
adjective
closest to the end of a particular period of time
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nightly
/ˈnaɪtɫi/
adjective
occurring every night
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yearly
/ˈjɪɹɫi/
adjective
appearing or happening once a year
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year-round
/jˈɪɹˈaʊnd/
adjective
happening the whole year
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extension
/ɪkˈstɛnʃən/
noun
a period of time added to something to prolong it
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around the clock
/ɐɹˈaʊnd ðə klˈɑːk/
adjective
non-stop and continues through the whole day and night
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get-go
/ɡɛtɡˈoʊ/
noun
a point in time when something begins or is started
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longstanding
/ˈɫɔŋˌstændɪŋ/
adjective
having continued or existed for a long time
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longtime
/ˈɫɔŋˌtaɪm/
adjective
having had a specific role for a long time
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anno Domini
/ˈænoʊ dəmˈiːni/
adverb
used to refer to a date that is after the birth of Jesus Christ
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in the same / next breath
phrase
used when something happens almost at the same time as another
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before Christ
/bɪfˌoːɹ kɹˈaɪst/
adverb
marking the years before Christ's supposed birth
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Common Era
/kˈɑːmən ˈiəɹə/
adverb
used with a date to refer to things happened or existed after the birth of Christ
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