Definition of Hour in English :

Define Hour in English

Hour meaning in English

Meaning of Hour in English

Pronunciation of Hour in English

Hour pronunciation in English

Pronounce Hour in English


see synonyms of hour


1. 60 minutes, hour, hr

a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day

Example Sentences:
'the job will take more than an hour'

2. hour, time of day

clock time

Example Sentences:
'the hour is getting late'

3. hour

a special and memorable period

Example Sentences:
'it was their finest hour'

4. hour, minute

distance measured by the time taken to cover it

Example Sentences:
'we live an hour from the airport'
'its just 10 minutes away'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of hour
a period of time equal to 3600 seconds; 124th of a calendar day
▶ Related adjectives: horal, horary
any of the points on the face of a timepiece that indicate intervals of 60 minutes
3.  the hour
the time of day as indicated by a watch, clock, etc
the period of time allowed for or used for something
the lunch hour
the hour of prayer
a special moment or period
our finest hour
7.  the hour
the distance covered in an hour
we live an hour from the city
9. astronomy
an angular measurement of right ascension equal to 15° or a 24th part of the celestial equator
10.  one's hour
11.  take one's hour

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see synonyms of hour
a division of time, one of the twenty-four parts of a day; sixty minutes
one of the twelve points on a clock, watch, etc. marking the beginning or end of such a division
the ninth hour
a point or period of time
; specif.,
a fixed point or period of time for a particular activity, occasion, etc.
the dinner hour
an indefinite period of time of a specified kind
his finest hour
c.  [pl.]
a period fixed for work, receiving patients, etc.
office hours from 2 to 5
d.  [pl.]
the usual times for getting up or going to bed
to keep late hours
the time of day as indicated by a timepiece or as reckoned from midnight to midnight, expressed in hours and minutes
arrival at 14:30 hours
a measure of the distance usually covered in an hour
two hours from New York to Philadelphia by rail
5.  Astronomy
a sidereal hour; angular unit equaling 15° measured along the celestial equator
6.  Ecclesiastical
a canonical hour or the prayers then said
see also breviary
7.  US, Education
a class session of approximately one hour: each hour of a course per week is a unit of academic credit

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of hour
1. One of the 24 equal parts of a day.
a. One of the points on a timepiece marking off 12 or 24 successive intervals of 60 minutes, from midnight to noon and noon to midnight or from midnight to midnight.
b. The time of day indicated by a 12-hour clock.
c. hours The time of day determined on a 24-hour basis: 1730 hours is 5:30 PM.
3. A unit of measure of longitude or right ascension, equal to 15° or 1/24 of a great circle.
a. A customary or fixed time: the dinner hour.
b. hours A set or customary period of time for a specified activity: banking hours.
a. A particular time: their hour of need.
b. A significant time: Her hour had come.
c. The present time: the man of the hour.
a. The work that can be accomplished in an hour.
b. The distance that can be traveled in an hour.
a. A single session of a school day or class.
b. A credit hour.
8. hours Ecclesiastical The canonical hours.

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