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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hoursnoun

    a period of time assigned for work

    "they work long hours"

  2. hoursnoun

    an indefinite period of time

    "they talked for hours"

Wikipedia

  1. hours

    An hour (symbol: h; also abbreviated hr) is a unit of time conventionally reckoned as 1⁄24 of a day and scientifically reckoned between 3,599 and 3,601 seconds, depending on the speed of Earth's rotation. There are 60 minutes in an hour, and 24 hours in a day. The hour was initially established in the ancient Near East as a variable measure of 1⁄12 of the night or daytime. Such seasonal, temporal, or unequal hours varied by season and latitude. Equal or equinoctial hours were taken as 1⁄24 of the day as measured from noon to noon; the minor seasonal variations of this unit were eventually smoothed by making it 1⁄24 of the mean solar day. Since this unit was not constant due to long term variations in the Earth's rotation, the hour was finally separated from the Earth's rotation and defined in terms of the atomic or physical second. In the modern metric system, hours are an accepted unit of time defined as 3,600 atomic seconds. However, on rare occasions an hour may incorporate a positive or negative leap second, making it last 3,599 or 3,601 seconds, in order to keep it within 0.9 seconds of UT1, which is based on measurements of the mean solar day.

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  1. hours

    Hours refers to a unit of time measurement that is commonly used to quantify the duration of an activity or event. In the context of a day, an hour consists of 60 minutes, and there are typically 24 hours in a day. It is used to schedule and plan specific periods of time, appointments, or work shifts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hours

    goddess of the seasons, or of the hours of the day

  2. Etymology: [A translation of L. Horae (Gr. ). See Hour.]

Editors Contribution

  1. hours

    Plural form of the word hour.

    There are twenty four hours in an earthly time structure on planet Earth.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Hours' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #524

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hours' in Written Corpus Frequency: #475

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hours in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hours in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Hours in a Sentence

  1. Christine Sarkis:

    Sitting in an airplane seat is hard on your body. If you're not moving and stretching at regular intervals in-flight, you're putting yourself at risk. Opt to remain in your seat for hours at a time and you'll likely arrive with the aches and pains of tight muscles.

  2. Phillip Stamman:

    These mothers devote hours each week to serving the students with free meals and a brief message about Jesus. They should not be bullied or harassed — but praised. these women will not be intimidated.

  3. Jose Vasquez:

    It's like a game in which the referee is a family member of the other team's captain, why would I waste my time ? During his 14 years as president, Chavez racked up repeated ballot-box victories thanks to his charisma and generous spending of Venezuela's oil revenues - much of it on popular health and nutrition programs, as well as on his own electoral campaigns. The opposition has cried fraud in the past without demonstrating evidence of it, including after a 2004 recall referendum that Chavez won. But October's vote included one incident that some opposition sympathizers see as a tipping point : election officials manually changed results at several voting centers in Bolivar state to tip the result in favor of the Socialist Party candidate, according to election center witnesses. The witnesses produced official poll statements from their voting centers showing that the number of votes for the opposition candidate was higher than those reflected in the National Electoral Council figures for those same centers. The elections council - stacked with Maduro's supporters - has never clarified the issue and did not answer Reuters questions regarding the incident. Maduro's government has never commented. . More commonly, the opposition has complained of obstacles that reduce the likelihood of their supporters voting but are difficult to classify as fraud in a traditional sense - such as last-minute changes to the location of voting centers. In the central state of Lara, Alfredo Alvarez learned just days before the October vote that the elections council had changed Alfredo Alvarez voting center - along with that of an estimated 700,000 Venezuelans in 200 voting centers in predominantly opposition areas. Alfredo Alvarez, Alfredo Alvarez, had to drive around the city of Barquisimeto for several hours because Alfredo Alvarez could not get a clear answer on where Alfredo Alvarez was supposed to vote.

  4. Lord Chesterfield:

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.

  5. Angela Wooden:

    It is really important to make it clear to other people, including friends and family, about the hours you are working.

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