Definition of Hour

1. Noun. A period of time equal to 1/24th of a day. "The job will take more than an hour"




2. Noun. Clock time. "The hour is getting late"

3. Noun. A special and memorable period. "It was their finest hour"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

4. Noun. Distance measured by the time taken to cover it. "Its just 10 minutes away"
Exact synonyms: Minute
Generic synonyms: Distance

Definition of Hour

1. n. The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes.

Definition of Hour

1. Noun. A time period of sixty minutes; one twenty-fourth of a day. ¹

2. Noun. A season, moment, time or stound. ¹

3. Noun. (poetic) The time. ¹

4. Noun. (military) (in the plural) Used after a two-digit hour and a two-digit minute to indicate time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hour

1. a period of sixty minutes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hour

1. 1. The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes. 2. The time of the day, as expressed in hours and minutes, and indicated by a timepiece; as, what is the hour? at what hour shall we meet? 3. Fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest peril; the man for the hour. "Woman, . . . Mine hour is not yet come." (John II. 4) "This is your hour, and the power of darkness." (Luke xxii. 53) 4. A measure of distance traveled. "Vilvoorden, three hours from Brussels." (J. P. Peters) After hours, after the time appointed for one's regular labour. Canonical hours. See Canonical. 5. Hour angle, a line on which the shadow falls at a given hour; the intersection of an hour circle which the face of the dial. Hour plate, the plate of a timepiece on which the hours are marked; the dial. Sidereal hour, the twenty-fourth part of a sidereal day. Solar hour, the twenty-fourth part of a solar day. The small hours, the early hours of the morning, as one o'clock, two o'clock, etc. To keep good hours, to be regular in going to bed early. Origin: OE. Hour, our, hore, ure, OF. Hore, ore, ure, F. Heure, L. Hora, fr. Gr, orig, a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See Year, and cf. Horologe, Horoscope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hour

houndfish
houndfishes
hounding
houndings
hounds
houndsteeth
houndstooth
houndstooth check
houngan
houngans
houp
houpelande
houpelandes
houppelande
houppelandes
hour (current term)
hour angle
hour change
hour changes
hour circle
hour hand
hour hands

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