What are other time terminologies that can be used in just only 1 word? For example,
today- for this day or at the present time
tomorrow- means the day after today
yesterday- the day before today
week- means 7 days
fortnight- means two weeks

And i just recently know that yestreen, a chiefly Scottish word means last night.


"Tomorn" is still heard in the more rural parts of my native Shropshire, although mostly by an older gneration. It is taken to mean, specifically, tomorrow morning (and usually very early at that), and is not a substitute for "tomorrow".

The OED has it listed as being near obsolete in literary English by 1500, revived in the mid-19th Century for poetic purposes, but I can assure you that it is alive--- if not all that well--- in the every--day speech of many Salopians.

  • Swell. Thanks, These words I am looking for. Not the one @Hugh is referring to. Those examples he gave are so common.
    – Jaeger Jay
    Jul 3 '15 at 16:18

Also Time described in relation to another time.

Anniversary and birthday.
An octave is the day which occurs one week later,
A lunaversary occurs one month later.
A Jubilee which is usually now 25yrs.
The eve of a day is the day before.

Also the four Seasons, or the Four Quarters with their Quarter Days:

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.
An Equinox is the day when day is as long as night.
A Solstice is the day when "the Sun stands still" before the Earth tilts back again.


In addition to the comment by Hot Licks Semester can be used for a six month period:

  1. either of the two usually 18-week periods of instruction into which an academic year is often divided
  2. a period of six months


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