hour, hr, 60 minutes(noun)
a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
"the job will take more than an hour"
hour, time of day(noun)
"the hour is getting late"
a special and memorable period
"it was their finest hour"
distance measured by the time taken to cover it
"we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
A time period of sixty minutes; one twenty-fourth of a day.
I spent an hour at lunch.
A season, moment, time or stound.
The hour grows late and I must go home.
Used after a two-digit hour and a two-digit minute to indicate time.
Origin: houre, from houre, from houre, from hora, from ὥρα, from yer-. Akin to . Displaced native stound (from stund), itid (from *ġetīd, compare getīd "hour, time").
the twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes
the time of the day, as expressed in hours and minutes, and indicated by a timepiece; as, what is the hour? At what hour shall we meet?
fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest peril; the man for the hour
certain prayers to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers
a measure of distance traveled
Origin: [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. , orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See Year, and cf. Horologe, Horoscope.]
The hour is a unit of measurement of time. In modern usage, an hour comprises 60 minutes, or 3,600 seconds. It is approximately 1/24 of a mean solar day. An hour in the Universal Coordinated Time time standard can include a negative or positive leap second, and may therefore have a duration of 3,599 or 3,601 seconds for adjustment purposes. Although it is not a standard defined by the International System of Units, the hour is a unit accepted for use with SI, represented by the symbol h.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owr, n. 60 min., or the 24th part of a day: the time indicated by a clock, &c.: an hour's journey, or three miles: a time or occasion; (pl., myth.) the goddesses of the seasons and the hours: set times of prayer, the canonical hours, the offices or services prescribed for these, or a book containing them.—ns. Hour′-cir′cle, a circle passing through the celestial poles and fixed relatively to the earth: the circle of an equatorial which shows the hour-angle of the point to which the telescope is directed; Hour′-glass, an instrument for measuring the hours by the running of sand from one glass vessel into another; Hour′-hand, the hand which shows the hour on a clock, &c.—adj. Hour′ly, happening or done every hour: frequent.—adv. every hour: frequently.—n. Hour′plate, the plate of a timepiece on which the hours are marked: the dial.—At the eleventh hour, at the last moment possible (Matt. xx. 6, 9); In a good, or evil, hour, acting under a fortunate, or an unfortunate, impulse—from the old belief in astrological influences; Keep good hours, to go to bed and to rise early: to lead a quiet and regular life; The hour is come, the destined day of fate has come (John, xiii. 1); The small hours, the early hours of the morning; Three hours service, a service held continuously on Good Friday, from noon to 3 P.M., in commemoration of the time of Christ's agony on the cross. [O. Fr. hore (Fr. heure)—L. hora—Gr. hōra.]
A unit of time with a specific and known value used for a variety of purposes.
An hour of time was created by a person to put a structure into our perception of time.
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Rank popularity for the word 'hour' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1025
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hour' in Written Corpus Frequency: #472
Rank popularity for the word 'hour' in Nouns Frequency: #81
The numerical value of hour in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- وَقْت, ساعةArabic
- eurvezh, eur, eureierBreton
- horaCatalan, Valencian
- Stunde, Uhr, ZeitGerman
- oren, orduBasque
- uairScottish Gaelic
- klukkustund, klukkutímiIcelandic
- 時, 時間Japanese
- ಘಂಟೆ, ತಾಸುKannada
- 시, 時Korean
- саат, час, часотMacedonian
- uur, stondeDutch
- óola, ahééʼílkidNavajo, Navaho
- diba'iganOjibwe, Ojibwa
- ਘੰਟਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- oura, uraRomansh
- ceas, orăRomanian
- час, čas, sat, сатSerbo-Croatian
- පැයSinhala, Sinhalese
- மணித்தியாலம், மணிTamil
- سائەتUyghur, Uighur
- گھنٹا, گھنٹہUrdu
- giờ, tiếngVietnamese
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