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Definitions of hour

  1. The goddess of the seasons and hours; in the Rom. Cath. Church, prayers at stated hours of the day. To keep good hours, to be at home in good season. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. a special and memorable period; "it was their finest hour" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. clock time; "the hour is getting late" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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? Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest peril; the man for the hour. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Certain prayers to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A measure of distance traveled. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 60 min. or the 24th part of a day: the time indicated by a clock, etc.: a time or occasion:-pl. (myth.) the goddesses of the seasons and the hours: in the R. Cath. Church, prayers to be said at certain hours. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. The 24th part of a day; a time or occasion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Sixty minutes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A set time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A space of sixty minutes, equal to one twenty-fourth part of a day; the time indicated by a clock, &c.; particular time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A period of time marked by a clock or watch; 60 minutes; 24th part of a day. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for hour

  1. He has been gone over an hour it surely cannot take him that time to go to Watson's. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  2. Dave passed through another half hour of waiting. – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock
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