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{adj: ante meridiem, a.m.} before noon



{adj: imprudent} not prudent or wise
"very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"
"would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
<-> prudent

{adj: nightly} happening every night
"nightly television now goes on until 3:00 or 4:00 a.m."

{adj: synchronous, synchronal, synchronic} occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
"recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.
"a synchronous set of clocks"
"the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"
"synchronous oscillations"
<-> asynchronous

{adv: ante meridiem, A.M.} before noon
"let's meet at 11 A.M."

{n: bell, ship's bell} (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

{n: day shift, day watch} workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: day shift} the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: graveyard watch, middle watch, midwatch, night watch} a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)

{n: night shift, graveyard shift} the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)

{n: night shift, graveyard shift} workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)

{n: outage} a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)
"there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."

{n: prime} the second canonical hour; about 6 a.m.

{n: quartet, quartette, foursome} four people considered as a unit
"he joined a barbershop quartet"
"the foursome teed off before 9 a.m."

{n: terce, tierce} the third canonical hour; about 9 a.m.

{n: wake-up call} a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)
"she left a wake-up call for 7 a.m."

{v: call} rouse somebody from sleep with a call
"I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

{v: evict} expel or eject without recourse to legal process
"The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m."

{v: get up, turn out, arise, uprise, rise} get up and out of bed
"I get up at 7 A.M. every day"
"They rose early"
"He uprose at night"
<-> go to bed, turn in

{v: get up} cause to rise
"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

{v: rout out, drive out, force out, rouse} force or drive out
"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

{v: run on, keep going} continue uninterrupted
"The disease will run on unchecked"
"The party kept going until 4 A.M."


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