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o'clock

 (ə-klŏk′)
adv.
1. Of or according to the clock: three o'clock.
2. According to an imaginary clock dial with the observer at the center and 12 o'clock considered as straight ahead in horizontal position or straight up in vertical position. Used to indicate relative position: enemy planes at 10 o'clock.

[Short for of the clock.]

o'clock

(əˈklɒk)
adv
1. used after a number from one to twelve to indicate the hour of the day or night
2. (Navigation) used after a number to indicate direction or position relative to the observer, twelve o'clock being directly ahead or overhead and other positions being obtained by comparisons with a clock face
[C18: abbreviation for of the clock]

o'clock

(əˈklɒk)

adv.
1. of, by, or according to the clock (used in specifying the hour of the day): 11 o'clock.
2. according to a method for indicating a position in space relative to the numbers on a clock's face, with 12 o'clock directly ahead in horizontal position or straight up in vertical position.
[1710–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.o'clock - according to the clocko'clock - according to the clock; "it's three o'clock in Tokyo now"
Translations

o'clock

[əˈklɒk] ADV
1. (time) it is seven o'clockson las siete
it is one o'clockes la una
at nine o'clock (exactly)a las nueve (en punto)
it is just after two o'clockson las dos pasadas, son un poco más de las dos
it is nearly eight o'clockson casi las ocho
the six o'clock (train/bus)el (tren/autobús) de las seis
the nine o'clock newslas noticias de las nueve
2. (Aer, Mil) (direction) aircraft approaching at five o'clockse aproxima un aparato a las cinco

o'clock

[əˈklɒk] adv
it's five o'clock → il est cinq heures
six o'clock → six heures
at two o'clock in the morning → à deux heures du matin

o'clock

[əˈklɒk] adv it is one o'clockè l'una
at 9 o'clock → alle 9
at twelve o'clock (midday) → a mezzogiorno (midnight) → a mezzanotte

o'clock

(əˈklok) adverb
used, in stating the time, to refer to a particular hour. It's five o'clock.
adjective
the three o'clock train.
References in classic literature ?
The monster had given her until eleven o'clock in the evening.
At eight o'clock a steward entered the car and announced that the time for going to bed had arrived; and in a few minutes the car was transformed into a dormitory.
At length the vessel hove in sight of the town of Zanzibar, upon the island of the same name, and, on the 15th of April, at 11 o'clock in the morning, she anchored in the port.
But at seven minutes to one o'clock in the morning a deafening whistling was heard, like that produced by a body of water rushing with great violence.
At ten o'clock in the morning the Sieur de la Coste, ensign in the king's Guards, followed by two officers and several archers of that body, came to the city registrar, named Clement, and demanded of him all the keys of the rooms and offices of the hotel.
I rose late, at ten o'clock, for my father and I had returned home late on the night previously, having been to dinner at the reception given by the President of the Republic, in honour of the Academy of Science of Philadelphia.
They had always required the men to be on the killing beds and ready for work at seven o'clock, although there was almost never any work to be done till the buyers out in the yards had gotten to work, and some cattle had come over the chutes.
But about three o'clock a ferocious and prolonged hooting outside drove us to the window, to see Poirot alighting from a car, accompanied by Japp and Summerhaye.
I cannot inform Your Majesty at what o'clock the battle began at the front, but at Durrenstein, where I was, our attack began after five in the afternoon," replied Bolkonski growing more animated and expecting that he would have a chance to give a reliable account, which he had ready in his mind, of all he knew and had seen.
The night was warm and cloudy and although it was not yet eight o'clock, the alleyway back of the Eagle office was pitch dark.
We left the carriage at the maker's, and Smith rode me to the White Lion, and ordered the hostler to feed me well, and have me ready for him at four o'clock.
Alexey Alexandrovitch came back from the meeting of the ministers at four o'clock, but as often happened, he had not time no come in to her.