Definitions for o'clockəˈklɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. of, by, or according to the clock (used in specifying the hour of the day):

    11 o'clock.

    Category: Horology

  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.

    Category: Surveying

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. o'clock(adverb)

    according to the clock

    "it's three o'clock in Tokyo now"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. o'clock(adverb)əˈklɒk

    indicates which hour is being mentioned

    It's two o'clock.; three minutes after/before eight o'clock

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'o'clock' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3461

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'o'clock' in Written Corpus Frequency: #478

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'o'clock' in Adverbs Frequency: #174

Translations for o'clock

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


used, in stating the time, to refer to a particular hour

It's five o'clock.; the three o'clock train.

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