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hour

 (our)
n.
1. One of the 24 equal parts of a day.
2.
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.
4.
a. A customary or fixed time: the dinner hour.
b. hours A set or customary period of time for a specified activity: banking hours.
5.
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.
6.
a. The work that can be accomplished in an hour.
b. The distance that can be traveled in an hour.
7.
a. A single session of a school day or class.
b. A credit hour.
8. hours Ecclesiastical The canonical hours.
Idiom:
long hours
A longer than usual or customary period of time for a given activity: worked long hours to finish the project on time.

[Middle English, from Old French houre, from Latin hōra, from Greek hōrā, season, time; see yēr- in Indo-European roots.]

hour

(aʊə)
n
1. (Units) a period of time equal to 3600 seconds; th of a calendar day.
2. (Horology) any of the points on the face of a timepiece that indicate intervals of 60 minutes
3. the hour an exact number of complete hours: the bus leaves on the hour.
4. (Horology) the time of day as indicated by a watch, clock, etc
5. the period of time allowed for or used for something: the lunch hour; the hour of prayer.
6. a special moment or period: our finest hour.
7. the hour the present time: the man of the hour.
8. the distance covered in an hour: we live an hour from the city.
9. (Astronomy) astronomy an angular measurement of right ascension equal to 15° or a 24th part of the celestial equator
10. one's hour
a. a time of success, fame, etc
b. Also: one's last hour the time of one's death: his hour had come.
11. take one's hour informal Irish to do something in a leisurely manner
[C13: from Old French hore, from Latin hōra, from Greek: season]

hour

(aʊər, ˈaʊ ər)

n.
1. a period of time equal to 1/24 of a mean solar or civil day and equivalent to 60 minutes.
2. any specific one of these 24 periods, usu. reckoned in two series of 12, one series from midnight to noon and the second from noon to midnight, but sometimes reckoned (esp. in military and non-U.S. usage) in one series of 24, from midnight to midnight: He slept for the hour between 2 and 3 a. m. The hour for the bombardment was between 1330 (1:30 p.m.) and 1400 (2:00 p.m.).
3. any specific time of day; the time indicated by a timepiece: What is the hour?
4. a short or limited period of time: one's hour of glory.
5. a particular or appointed time: At what hour do you open?
6. a customary or usual time: dinner hour.
7. the present time: the issues of the hour.
8. hours,
a. time spent at a workplace or in working, studying, etc.
b. customary time of going to bed and getting up: to keep late hours.
c. (in the Christian church) the seven stated times of the day for prayer and devotion.
d. the offices or services prescribed for these times.
e. a book containing them.
9. the distance normally covered in an hour's traveling: We live about an hour from the city.
10. a unit of measure of right ascension representing 15°, or the 24th part of a great circle.
11. a single period, as of instruction or therapy, usu. lasting from 40 to 55 minutes.
[1175–1225; < Old French (h)ore < Latin hōra < Greek hṓrā time, season]

hour

(hr) A unit of time measurement equal to 60 min (3600 s).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hour - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a dayhour - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
sidereal hour - 1/24 of a sidereal day
30 minutes, half-hour - a half of an hour
15 minutes, quarter-hour - a quarter of an hour
man hour, person hour - a time unit used in industry for measuring work
min, minute - a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
quarter - a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour; "it's a quarter til 4"; "a quarter after 4 o'clock"
2.hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
clock time, time - a reading of a point in time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"
high noon, midday, noon, noonday, noontide, twelve noon - the middle of the day
mealtime - the hour at which a meal is habitually or customarily eaten
late-night hour - the latter part of night
midnight - 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night; "young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"
small hours - the hours just after midnight
bedtime - the time you go to bed
closing time - the regular time of day when an establishment closes to the public
aurora, break of day, break of the day, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, first light, sunrise, sunup, morning - the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
early-morning hour - an hour early in the morning
sundown, sunset - the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
crepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, twilight, fall - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
none - a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise
happy hour - the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price
rush hour - the times at the beginning and end of the working day when many people are traveling to or from work
zero hour - the time set for the start of an action or operation
canonical hour - (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer
3.hour - a special and memorable period; "it was their finest hour"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
4.hour - distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points

hour

noun
Related words
adjectives horal, horary
Translations
سَاعَةٌساعَهوَقْت حُدوث الشَّيء
hodinachvíle
timetid
horo
tund
tunti
saturačas
óra
jam
klukkustundklukkutími
一時間
시간
valandavalandinė rodyklėbet kuriuo metuištisas valandaskas valandą
stundabusiness hoursdarba laiksnoteikts laikspieņemšanas laiks
ceasoră
ura
timme
ชั่วโมง
giờ

hour

[aʊəʳ]
A. Nhora f
after hoursfuera de horario
at all hours (of the day and night)a cualquier hora
she's out till all hoursno regresa hasta muy tarde, vuelve a casa a las tantas
at 30 miles an houra 30 millas por hora
hours and hourshoras y horas, horas enteras
to pay sb by the hourpagar a algn por horas
hour by hourhora tras hora
he thought his (last) hour had come (fig) → pensó que había llegado su hora
in the hour of dangeren el momento de peligro
in the early hoursen la or de madrugada
at the eleventh houra última hora
I've been waiting for hoursllevo horas esperando
we waited hoursesperamos horas y horas
half an hourmedia hora
two and a half hoursdos horas y media
to keep late hourstrasnochar, acostarse a altas horas de la noche
to work long hourstrabajar muchas horas
lunch hourhora f del almuerzo or de comer
on the houra la hora en punto
out of hoursfuera de horario
a quarter of an hourun cuarto de hora
to keep regular hoursllevar una vida ordenada
in the small hoursen la or de madrugada
to strike the hourdar la hora
he took hours to do ittardó horas en hacerlo
she always takes hours to get readysiempre se tira horas para arreglarse
visiting hourshoras de visita
B. CPD hour hand Nhorario m

hour

[ˈaʊər]
n
(= sixty minutes) → heure f
How many hours will it take? → Combien d'heures est-ce que cela va prendre?
for three hours → pendant trois heures, trois heures
to pay sb by the hour → payer qn à l'heure
at 30 miles an hour → à 50 km à l'heure
at 60 kilometres per hour → à 60 kilomètres à l'heure
a quarter of an hour → un quart d'heure
half an hour → une demi-heure
two and a half hours → deux heures et demie
to take hours (= a long time) [task, journey] → prendre des heures
to take hours to do sth (= a long time) → passer des heures à faire qch
She always takes hours to get ready → Elle passe toujours des heures à se préparer.
to do sth hour after hour → faire qch des heures d'affilée
(= time) → heure f
between the hours of eleven and twelve (in the morning)entre onze heures et midi
at all hours of [day, night, morning] → à toute heure de
at all hours of the day and night → à toute heure du jour et de la nuit
in the early hours, in the small hours (= in the very early morning) → au petit matin, au petit jour
(on clock)heure f
on the hour → toutes les heures
The buses leave on the hour → Les bus partent toutes les heures.
five minutes past the hour → cinq minutes après l'heure
five minutes before the hour → cinq minutes avant l'heure hours
npl (= working times) → horaires fpl
to work long hours → faire des horaires très lourds
after hours (in workplace)après l'heure de fermeture
out of hours (mainly British)en dehors des heures de travail office hours, visiting hours

hour

n
Stunde f; (= time of day)Zeit f; half an hour, a half houreine halbe Stunde; three-quarters of an houreine Dreiviertelstunde, drei viertel Stunden; a quarter of an houreine Viertelstunde, eine viertel Stunde; an hour and a halfanderthalb or eineinhalb Stunden; it’s two hours’ walk from herevon hier geht man zwei Stunden, von hier sind es zu Fuß zwei Stunden; two hours’ walk from here there is an old castlenach einem Weg von zwei Stunden kommt man an ein altes Schloss or zu einem alten Schloss; at 1500/1530 hoursum 15.00/15.30 Uhr; at fifteen hundred/fifteen thirty hours (spoken) → um fünfzehn Uhr/fünfzehn Uhr dreißig; hour by hourmit jeder Stunde, stündlich; hour after hourStunde um Stunde; on the hourzur vollen Stunde; every hour on the hourjede volle Stunde; 20 minutes past the hour20 Minuten nach; at the hour of his deathin der Stunde seines Todes, in seiner Todesstunde; at an early hourfrüh, zu früher Stunde (geh); at a late hourspät, zu später Stunde (geh); at all hours (of the day and night)zu jeder (Tages- und Nacht)zeit; what! at this hour of the night!was! zu dieser nachtschlafenden Zeit!; what is the hour? (old)wie viel Uhr ist es?; to drive at 50 kilometres an hour50 Kilometer in der Stunde or 50 Stundenkilometer fahren; a 30 mile(s) an or per hour limiteine Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung von 30 Meilen in der Stunde; to be paid by the hourstundenweise bezahlt werden; she is paid £6 an hoursie bekommt £6 pro Stunde`
hours pl (inf: = a long time) → Stunden pl; for hoursstundenlang; hours and hoursStunden und aber Stunden; I was hours lateich war sehr spät dran (inf), → ich hatte mich um Stunden verspätet; the train was hours lateder Zug hatte Stunden Verspätung; he took hours to do iter brauchte ewig lang (inf)or stundenlang dazu
hours pl (of banks, shops etc)Geschäftszeit(en) f(pl); (of pubs, park etc)Öffnungszeiten pl; (of post office)Schalterstunden pl; (= office hours)Dienststunden pl; (= working hours etc)Arbeitszeit f; (of doctor etc)Sprechstunde f; out of/after hours (in pubs) → außerhalb der gesetzlich erlaubten Zeit/nach der Polizeistunde; (of school) → außerhalb der Unterrichtszeit/nach Schulschluss; (in shops etc) → außerhalb der Geschäftszeit(en)/nach Laden- or Geschäftsschluss; (in office etc) → außerhalb der Arbeitszeit/nach Dienstschluss; (of doctor etc)außerhalb/nach der Sprechstunde; what are your hours? (shops, pubs etc) → wann haben Sie geöffnet or offen?; (employee) → wie ist Ihre Arbeitszeit?; the hours are gooddie Arbeitszeit ist günstig; to work long hourseinen langen Arbeitstag haben; (doctors, nurse, policeman etc) → lange Dienststunden haben
(fig) his hour has comeseine Stunde ist gekommen; (= death also)sein (letztes) Stündchen hat geschlagen; in the hour of dangerin der Stunde der Gefahr; the man/hero of the hourder Mann/Held der Stunde; the issue of the hourdie aktuelle Frage

hour

:
hourglass
nSanduhr f, → Stundenglas nt (old)
adj figurekurvenreich
hour hand

hour

[ˈaʊəʳ] nora
at 30 miles an hour → a 30 miglia all'ora
hour by hour → ora per ora
on the hour → ad ogni ora precisa
in the early or small hours → alle ore piccole
at all hours (of the day and night) → a tutte le ore (del giorno e della notte)
at this late hour → in questa fase avanzata
he thought his (last) hour had come → pensò che fosse giunta la sua ora
in the hour of danger → nel momento del pericolo
to pay sb by the hour → pagare qn a ore
to wait (for) hours → aspettare per (delle) ore
hours and hours → ore e ore
to keep regular hours → fare una vita regolare
out of hours → fuori orario
after hours (at office) → dopo le ore d'ufficio (at shop, pub) → dopo l'ora di chiusura

hour

(ˈauə) noun
(sometimes abbreviated to hr when written).
1. sixty minutes, the twenty-fourth part of a day. He spent an hour trying to start the car this morning; She'll be home in half an hour; a five-hour delay.
2. the time at which a particular thing happens. when the hour for action arrives; He helped me in my hour of need; You can consult him during business hours.
ˈhourly adjective, adverb
(happening or done) every hour. Take his temperature hourly; hourly reports.
ˈhour-glass noun
a device that measures time in hours by passing sand from one glass container through a narrow tube into a lower container.
hour hand
the smaller of the two hands of a watch or clock, which shows the time in hours.
at all hours
at irregular times, especially late at night. He comes home at all hours.
for hours
for a very long time. We waited for hours for the train.
on the hour
at exactly one, two, three etc o'clock. Buses leave here for London on the hour until 10 o'clock in the evening.

hour

سَاعَةٌ hodina time Stunde ώρα hora tunti heure sat ora 一時間 시간 uur time godzina hora час timme ชั่วโมง saat giờ 小时

hour

n. hora;
by the ___por hora;
adv. a cada hora.

hour

n hora; office hours horario(s) de consulta, horas de consulta; visiting hours horario(s) de visita, horas de visita
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March got her wet things off, her warm slippers on, and sitting down in the easy chair, drew Amy to her lap, preparing to enjoy the happiest hour of her busy day.
How would you like to be shut up for hours with a nervous, fussy old lady, who keeps you trotting, is never satisfied, and worries you till you you're ready to fly out the window or cry?
For an hour the procession of grotesques passed before the eyes of the old man, and then, although it was a painful thing to do, he crept out of bed and began to write.
Say, Tom, if you had your aeroplane we'd be there in an hour.
That hour always had the exultation of victory, of triumphant ending, like a hero's death--heroes who died young and gloriously.
Sure, the limits it set on advertising (twelve minutes an hour weekdays, ten and a half minutes on weekends) often exceeded what the networks had been running, but at least they established boundaries.
Previously, DOL Wage and Hour investigations had been largely limited to those arising from employee complaints.
Earning an average hourly wage of less than 23 cents, the typical factory worker of the day would have had to labor more than 90 hours to make a call.
But because most drivers are paid by the mile rather than by the hour, expenses wouldn't be affected.
The use of hours at work instead of hours paid has little effect on the long-term average annual growth rates of labor productivity, as measured by output per hour of all persons (table 1).
After a month of long hours of challenging work, fatigued physicians show impairments in driving and other tasks requiring constant attention and quick reactions.
Despite this net reduction, total program changes resulting from new statutory requirements increased paperwork requirements and imposed 119 million hours of burden.