What does DST mean?

Daylight Saving Time

DST stands for daylight saving time. This term is used when we move our clocks forward by one hour to extend evening daylight during the warmer months, which is often referred to as springing ahead.

This phrase is commonly used across most parts of the United States and in various other countries around the world. The primary purpose of DST is to make better use of daylight and conserve energy.

On the other hand, when DST ends in the cooler months, we set our clocks back by one hour. This is often referred to as “falling back”. It’s like gaining an extra hour of sleep because it happens in the autumn season.

Example for using ‘DST’ in a conversation

Hey, have you adjusted your clock for DST yet?

Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me! I completely forgot about it.

No problem! It’s that time of the year when we lose an hour of sleep.

Ugh, I’m not a fan of losing sleep, but I do enjoy having more daylight in the evening.