What does Hourglass mean?

Definitions for Hourglass
ˈaʊərˌglæs, -ˌglɑs, ˈaʊ ər-Hour·glass

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Hourglass.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hourglass(noun)

    a sandglass that runs for sixty minutes

Wiktionary

  1. hourglass(Noun)

    A clock made of two glass vessels connected with a narrow passage, with sand flowing through that passage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hourglass(noun)

    an instrument for measuring time, especially the interval of an hour. It consists of a glass vessel having two compartments, from the uppermost of which a quantity of sand, water, or mercury occupies an hour in running through a small aperture unto the lower

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  1. Hourglass

    An hourglass measures the passage of a few minutes or an hour of time. It has two connected vertical glass bulbs allowing a regulated trickle of material from the top to the bottom. Once the top bulb is empty, it can be inverted to begin timing again. The name hourglass comes from historically common hour timing. Factors affecting the time measured include the amount of sand, the bulb size, the neck width, and the sand quality. Alternatives to sand are powdered eggshell and powdered marble. In modern times, hourglasses are ornamental, or used when an approximate measure suffices, as in egg timers for cooking or for board games.

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How to say Hourglass in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hourglass in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hourglass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Hourglass in a Sentence

  1. Jules Renard:

    Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.

  2. Richard Blumenthal:

    You can't simply unleash the monster and say it's too big to control, the hourglass has run out.

  3. Jean Paul:

    The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

  4. RVM:

    Life is like an Hourglass. The grains of sand drop one by one and then it’s all over. Live before you die.

  5. RVM:

    Life is like an Hourglass. The grains of sand drop one by one and then it’s all over. Live before you die. -RVM

Images & Illustrations of Hourglass

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