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

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce Hourglass?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Hourglass in sign language?

  1. hourglass

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. Soren Kierkegaard, "The Sickness Unto Death":

    And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.

  2. Jean Paul:

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

  3. James Gordon Gilkey:

    Most of us think ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyance, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us. At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure. We see ourselves as overdriven, overburdened, overtired. This is a common mental picture and it is totally false. No one of us, however crowded his life, has such an existence. What is the true picture of your life? Imagine that there is an hour glass on your desk. Connecting the bowl at the top with the bowl at the bottom is a tube so thin that only one grain of sand can pass through it at a time. That is the true picture of your life, even on a super busy day, The crowded hours come to you always one moment at a time. That is the only way they can come. The day may bring many tasks, many problems, strains, but invariably they come in single file. You want to gain emotional poise? Remember the hourglass, the grains of sand dropping one by one.

  4. Scott Walker:

    Politics has a musical chairs component to it, you have the hourglass of sand and at the end of the day, there's only one seat.

  5. Richard Blumenthal:

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

Images & Illustrations of Hourglass

  1. HourglassHourglassHourglassHourglassHourglass

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Hourglass#10000#31438#100000

Translations for Hourglass

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Hourglass »

Translation

Find a translation for the Hourglass definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Hourglass definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Hourglass." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Hourglass>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Hourglass? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Hourglass:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.