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beforehand

subject: TIME
earlier (than a ​particular ​time)

leap year

subject: TIME
a ​year that ​happens every four ​years and has an ​extra ​day on 29 ​February

prematurely

subject: TIME
happening or done too ​soon

biennial

subject: TIME
​happening ​once every two ​years

fortnight

subject: TIME
a period of two weeks

to kill time

subject: TIME
to have nothing to do for a particular period

decade

subject: TIME
a ​period of ten ​years

high noon

subject: TIME
​exactly twelve o'clock, when the ​sun should be at ​its ​highest ​point in the ​sky

fiscal year

subject: TIME
a ​period of twelve ​months (not always ​January to ​December) for which a ​business, ​government, etc. ​plans ​its ​management of ​money

annual

subject: TIME
​happening ​once every ​year

mid-morning

subject: TIME
in the ​middle of the ​morning

ALARM CLOCK

subject: TIME
a clock that you can set to wake you up at a particular time with a loud noise

HAND

subject: TIME
one of the long, thin pieces that point to the numbers on a clock or watch

watch

subject: TIME
a type of small clock that you wear on your wrist, or (in the past) carried in your pocket

WATCH

subject: TIME
a type of small clock that you wear on your wrist, or (in the past) carried in your pocket

CLOCK

subject: TIME
a device for measuring and showing time, usually found in or on a building and not worn by a person
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