I’ve always thought there are a lot of words to signify a period of time, but when I listed them out, there were not as many as I thought. I must have missed some. Please let me know if you have used or encountered such a word before. I’ve never used any of the words–usually I just use the word “break”. Should be more adventurous with words, but it’s easy said than done.
A Period Of Time
sojourn: a temporary stay.
stint: a person’s fixed or allotted period of work. “His varied career included a three-year stint as a teacher.“
tenure: a period for which an office is held.
incumbency: the holding of an office or the period during which one is held.
epoch: a period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.
eon or aeon: an indefinite and very long period of time, often a period exaggerated for humorous or rhetorical effect.
Time In Between
interval: an intervening time or space.
intermission: a pause or break.
interlude: an intervening period of time.
recess: a period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended.
lame duck session: an official (especially the president) in the final period of office, after the election of a successor–an ineffectual or unsuccessful period for this person.
A Long Period Of Time
annum: a year. Per annum is each year.
biennium: a specified period of two years.
triennium: a specified period of three years.
centennium: a space of one hundred years.