from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The evening hours, generally between 7 and 11 P.M., when the largest television audience is available.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Spring.
  • n. A new period or time of youthfulness; the beginning of something.
  • n. The block of programming on television during the middle of the evening, usually between 19:00 and 23:00
  • adj. Showing during prime time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the hours between 7 and 11 p.m. when the largest tv audience is available


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