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 (hôr′ə-lōj′, hŏr′-)
A device, such as a clock or sundial, used in telling time.

[Middle English orloge, from Old French, from Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrologion : hōrā, hour, season; see yēr- in Indo-European roots + legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Horology) a rare word for timepiece
[C14: from Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrologion, from hōra hour + -logos from legein to tell]


(ˈhɔr əˌloʊdʒ, -ˌlɒdʒ, ˈhɒr-)

any instrument for indicating the time, esp. a sundial or an early form of clock.
[1375–1425; Middle English orloge < Middle French < Latin hōrologium < Greek hōrológion=hōro-, comb. form of hṓra hour + -logion, derivative of lógos speech (see logos)]


any instrument or device for telling time, especially a sundial and early forms of the clock.
See also: Time
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horologe - a measuring instrument or device for keeping timehorologe - a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
atomic clock - a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules
balance wheel, balance - a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
dial - the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
escapement - mechanical device that regulates movement
hairspring - a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece
hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
sandglass - timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage
sundial - timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial
time-ball - a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory
timer - a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
watch, ticker - a small portable timepiece
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(79) Unlike the more caustic critical reactions to Smith's scientific poetry, Hemans's reviewers describe her works as "always welcome" and her name as one "the eye rests upon with delight," deeming her "Dial" "an exquisite little poem." (80) Titling her poem, "The Dial of Flowers," rather than punning on the "watch" of flora or flower "clock," Hemans avoids these modern mechanical, artificial devices in favor of the sundial's more primitive technology to analogize vegetable horologes and their use of light.
Then he justifies: when wicked men sin, they do so "as much against their own horologes, as against the heavenly chronometer."
[...] Estant arrivee a Valenciennes, ville qui cede en force a Cambray, et non en l'ornement des belles places et belles eglises, ou les fontaines et les horologes, avec industrie propre aux Allemans, ne donnoient peu de merveille a nos Francois, ne leur estant commun de voir des horologes representer une agreable musique de voix, avec autant de sorte de personnes que le petit chasteau que l'on alloit voir pour chose rare au fauxbourg Sainct-Germain.