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. Robin Green:

    You think a man is a man cause he wears team colors and guzzles beer in front of the tube Can't you see, boys, the sands of time are dribbling through the hourglass

  2. Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward:

    We can't get things to normal until we unite as a community and ask these folks to go home so we can start working together, the fact is there is there is an hourglass, and it's running. And time is going to run out.

  3. 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.

  4. Jean Paul:

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

  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

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