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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
as/if/when the need arises (=if or when something becomes necessary)
▪ Team members move from job to job as the need arises.
had scarcely...when
▪ He had scarcely sat down when there was a knock at the door.
hardly ... when/before
▪ She had hardly sat down when the phone rang.
hardly a day/week/month etc goes by without/when (=used to say that something happens almost every day, week etc)
▪ Hardly a month goes by without another factory closing down.
if and when (=if it happens or when it happens)
▪ We’ll face that problem if and when it comes along .
It’s come to something when
It’s come to something when I’m not allowed to express an opinion in my own house!
Life is never dull when
Life is never dull when Elizabeth is here.
lives for the day when
▪ She lives for the day when she can have a house of her own.
only when
▪ The transfer takes place only when the data is complete.
ready when you are (=said to tell someone that you are ready to do what you have arranged to do together)
sth happens when you least expect it
▪ Bad luck tends to happen when you least expect it.
there comes a point when ...
▪ There comes a point where you have to accept defeat.
time flies when you’re having fun
▪ ‘Is it midnight already?’ ‘Well, you know what they say – time flies when you’re having fun!’
What good is...when
What good is money when you haven’t any friends?
When I was young
When I was young, I wanted to be a model.
When it came to the crunch
When it came to the crunch, she couldn’t agree to marry him.
When roused
When roused, he could be violent.
when the going gets tough (the tough get going)informal (= used to say that when a situation becomes difficult, strong people take the necessary action to deal with it)
when you consider that
▪ It’s not surprising when you consider that he only arrived six months ago.
when you’re ready (=said to tell someone that you are ready for them to start doing something)
▪ What happens when these daughters grow up?
▪ Should have realised it the first time, but that's what happens when you make assumptions.
▪ But what will happen when she marries?
▪ Ask the students to guess what will happen when the glass is turned upside down. 2.
▪ But what happens when the champagne has lost its sparkle?
▪ More revealing is what happens when we change not the intensity, but the color, of the incident light.
When in Rome (, do as the Romans do)
cross that bridge when you come to it
▪ "What if they refuse?" "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
hit sb when they are down
if/when (you're) in doubt
▪ Always be ready to release during the take-off run and if in doubt, abandon the take-off.
▪ But if in doubt, ask!
▪ In other words, if in doubt, don't take a chance.
▪ The first is a good motto: when in doubt, take them out.
▪ The soldier's motto, Price had told the men: when in doubt go forward.
▪ When in doubt or when scared or when pressed, count.
▪ When in doubt, you take.
kick sb when they are down
▪ The newspapers cannot resist kicking a man when he is down.
kick/hit a man when he's down
many's the time/day etc (that/when)
needs must (when the devil drives)
say when
▪ For what could he say when asked where he lived or why he never invited his friends to his house?
▪ He had quit, he said, because he no longer knew what to say when head teachers complained about bureaucratic interference.
▪ She said when she saw you last you were as thin as a rake - and she's right.
▪ So the Knight says when he cuts the tale short.
▪ There are some things you just can not say when the person is present.
▪ They say when you go on to the Stock Market you should be worried because you can lose your strength.
▪ Underneath it says when she was born.
▪ What will Gurder say when I tell him?
since when?
▪ Oh, yeah? Since when are you in charge around here?
▪ After that she was put away until they closed the asylums, since when she's lived in that place.
▪ And since when have you been such an excellent student of human nature?
▪ But since when is $ 250 high end?
▪ His championship-winning days began in 1983 and he lost the flyweight title two years ago, since when he has remained unbeaten.
▪ However, the next owner dismantled the walls in 1685, since when it has remained in a state of decay.
▪ Me: No kidding, since when?
▪ The winter of Keynesian discontent probably occurred in the early 1980s, since when there have been signs of a marked rally.
▪ True, the storyline was not completely didactic, which was just as well since when art does so it becomes dreary.
time was (when)
Time was when you could buy a new car for less than $500.
▪ A few minutes of television time was so precious.
▪ It was a sweet life, but Gore at the time was reinventing government and saving the Earth.
▪ It was comfortable with its premature senescence but at the same time was wired with a wildness and youthful energy.
▪ The besetting sin of the time was drunkenness, and a couple of notorious drunks lived near Richard Baxter.
▪ The election was not settled until close to the inauguration, so not much time was available to plan the festivities.
▪ The paper ran a page-one correction, noting that the time was right for Hawaii.
▪ Unfortunately, although a good time was had by all, a number of the team picked up a strange flu bug.
▪ Within the political mainstream, the spirit of these times was consensual.
what's that when it's at home?
when all's said and done
when hell freezes over
when it comes to sth
▪ I can use a computer, but when it comes to repairing them I don't know a thing.
▪ When it comes to relationships, everyone makes mistakes.
▪ Again, when it comes to the selection process, the West Coast is not dealing from strength.
▪ And when it comes to makeup, do you think Cindy Crawford would actually lie?
▪ But when it comes to haute-cuisine, Charlie Nicholas knows where he stands.
▪ It is obvious that when it comes to representing his country, there is no one to equal Andre Agassi.
▪ Judges will normally interpret contracts strictly and will use certain principles when it comes to resolving inconsistencies and ambiguities.
▪ The particles themselves remain separate and discrete when it comes to being passed on to the next generation.
▪ Trade is a sticking point, particularly when it comes to trucks.
▪ Yet diesel gets off easily when it comes to pollution controls.
when the cat's away (the mice will play)
when the chips are down
▪ When the chips were down, you felt he could handle the situation.
▪ As you know, when the chips are down Leslie Bence comes out fighting.
▪ It is disappointing to find that, when the chips are down, your paper is no better than the rest.
▪ The implication, they fear, is that when the chips are down it is only rational human beings that really matter.
when the going gets tough, the tough get going
when the mood takes you
when the smoke clears
when/as the spirit moves you
when/if it comes to the point
when/if push comes to shove
when/if the need arises
▪ They are ready to fight if the need arises.
▪ Alterations to your flight details sometimes occur for operational reasons and we reserve the right to make these if the need arises.
▪ As and when the need arises, sub-committees will be established to consider specific environmental issues.
▪ Families, too, are a great source of help and are roped in when the need arises.
▪ Her powers seem curiously independent of age, and she can call upon extraordinary sources of energy when the need arises.
▪ In fact, they could prop up the Conservative Government for a fifth term, if the need arises!
▪ The other side of this coin is an impressive surge capability on hand when the need arises.
▪ They remain like this motionless with the woman stemming any premature ejaculatory urges by squeeze control, if the need arises.
when/while sb's back is turned
▪ Once, despite the age requirement, my sister charms her way on to this ride while my back is turned.
you don't know when you're well-off
When are you going to the store?
When did she notice it was missing?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

When \When\, adv. [OE. when, whan, whenne, whanne, AS. hw[ae]nne, hwanne, hwonne; akin to OS. hwan, OD. wan, OHG. wanne, G. wann when, wenn if, when, Goth. hwan when, and to E. who. ????. See Who.]

  1. At what time; -- used interrogatively.

    When shall these things be?
    --Matt. xxiv. 3.

    Note: See the Note under What, pron., 1.

  2. At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.

    Kings may Take their advantage when and how they list.

    Book lore ne'er served, when trial came, Nor gifts, when faith was dead.
    --J. H. Newman.

  3. While; whereas; although; -- used in the manner of a conjunction to introduce a dependent adverbial sentence or clause, having a causal, conditional, or adversative relation to the principal proposition; as, he chose to turn highwayman when he might have continued an honest man; he removed the tree when it was the best in the grounds.

  4. Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.

    I was adopted heir by his consent; Since when, his oath is broke.

    Note: When was formerly used as an exclamation of surprise or impatience, like what!

    Come hither; mend my ruff: Here, when! thou art such a tedious lady!
    --J. Webster.

    When as, When that, at the time that; when. [Obs.]

    When as sacred light began to dawn.

    When that mine eye is famished for a look.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hwænne, hwenne, hwonne, from Proto-Germanic *hwan- (cognates: Old Saxon hwan, Old Frisian hwenne, Middle Dutch wan, Old High German hwanne, German wann "when," wenn "if, whenever"), from pronomial stem *hwa-, from PIE interrogative base *kwo- (see who). Equivalent to Latin quom, cum. As a conjunction in late Old English. Say when "tell me when to stop pouring you this drink" is from 1889.


adv. 1 (context interrogative English) (non-gloss definition: Used to introduce questions about time). 2 (non-gloss definition: Used to introduce indirect questions about time). 3 At an earlier and less prosperous time. conj. At what time. interj. That's enough, (non-gloss definition: a command to stop adding something, especially an ingredient of food or drink.) n. The time. pron. (context interrogative English) What time; which time


adv. as soon as; "once we are home, we can rest" [syn: once]

When (band)

When is the musical project of Norwegian artist Lars Pedersen.


When may refer to:

  • When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism
  • WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S.
  • WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse
When (album)

When is an album by Vincent Gallo, released by Warp Records in 2001.

When (The Kalin Twins song)

"When" is a popular song written by Jack Reardon and Paul Evans and published in 1958.

When (Shania Twain song)

"When" is a song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the second UK release from her 1997 album Come on Over. The song was written by Mutt Lange and Shania Twain. The song was originally released in the summer of 1998. It was the only one of the twelve singles from Come on Over not released to the United States. It was released to Canada however, as a pop single in February 2000. The song was included in the Come on Over Tour and in a medley for the Up! Tour. Shania herself has stated that "When" is her favorite song off Come On Over" in a concert special. "When" is also the theme song for the Japanese drama Cheap Love.

When (Red Vincent Hurley song)

"When" was the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed in English by Red Vincent Hurley.

The song is a ballad, with Hurley singing about the manner in which "my thoughts run on to you" at various times during the day. It is later revealed, however, that the lover he sings about is no longer with him, something which plays on his mind considerably. The song ends with a plea for this lover to return to him.

The song was performed seventh on the night (following Belgium's Pierre Rapsat with " Judy et Cie" and preceding the Netherlands' Sandra Reemer with " The Party's Over"). At the close of voting, it had received 54 points, placing 10th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Irish representative at the 1977 Contest by The Swarbriggs Plus Two with " It's Nice to Be in Love Again".

Category:Eurovision songs of Ireland Category:Eurovision songs of 1976 Category:1976 songs


WHEN (620 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an urban adult contemporary format, licensed to Syracuse, New York, USA. The station is owned by iHeartMedia. The station is simulcasting on the HD sub channel for WSYR-FM 106.9 FM HD-2.

When (Amanda Lear song)

"When" - a song by French singer Amanda Lear released in 1980 by Ariola Records.

Usage examples of "when".

On this occasion it was unlocked, and Marian was about to rush forward in eager anticipation of a peep at its interior, when, child as she was, the reflection struck her that she would stand abetter chance of carrying her point by remaining perdue.

We may, however, omit for the present any consideration of the particular providence, that beforehand decision which accomplishes or holds things in abeyance to some good purpose and gives or withholds in our own regard: when we have established the Universal Providence which we affirm, we can link the secondary with it.

But his thought stayed not there, but carried him into the days when he was abiding in desire of the love that he won at last, and lost so speedily.

For I spake with thee, it is nigh two years agone, when thou wert abiding the coming of our Lady in the castle yonder But now I see of thee that thou art brighter-faced, and mightier of aspect than aforetime, and it is in my mind that the Lady of Abundance must have loved thee and holpen thee, and blessed thee with some great blessing.

He was almost convinced that reducing a tree to lumber expunged whatever might be abiding within when he saw the long, hooked tongue emerge from the wall behind the bed.

Beauty is abidingly self-enfolded but its lovers, the Many, loving it as an entire, possess it as an entire when they attain, for it was an entire that they loved.

Everett were just stepping out of the stables when they spied Abigail and Moira strolling toward them, talking and laughing.

If he was gravely suspected, and refused to appear when he was summoned to answer for his faith, and was therefore excommunicated and had endured that excommunication obstinately for a year, but becomes penitent, let him be admitted, and abjure all heresy, in the manner explained in the sixth method of pronouncing sentence.

The second is when he has abjured al heresy in general, and yet lapses into another heresy, even if he has never before been suspected or accused of that heresy.

When this happens, water is not properly reabsorbed in the kidney tubules and urination becomes abnormally copious.

And when I asked him how an abo could possibly have known what copper looked like in the ground, he said the man had been employed at one of the mines near Nullagine.

Malink remained chief for many years, and when he became too old to carry the responsibilitysince he had no sonshe appointed Abo his successor.

He stopped pacing when he heard the whistles, set to welcome the general aboard with a salute that accorded with his rank.

Men were started aboard this ship, it seemed, even when they were doing their work efficiently.

There were few officers aboard the Endymion who turned a blind eye, but when it came to a zealous pursuit of duty, the first lieutenant was the worst.