- time spent in an office, factory, or the like, or for work, study, etc.: The doctor's hours were from 10 to 4. What an employee does after hours is his or her own business.
- customary time of going to bed and getting up: to keep late hours.
- (in the Christian church) the seven stated times of the day for prayer and devotion.
- the offices or services prescribed for these times.
- a book containing them.
Idioms about hour
- Also one's last hour. the instant of death: The sick man knew that his hour had come.
- any crucial moment.
Origin of hour
OTHER WORDS FROM hourhourless, adjective
Words nearby hour
How to use hour in a sentence
Even in our southern areas, the snow will not last that long, tapering off in the predawn hours Friday and mostly over by sunrise.Snow expected tonight, mainly south of D.C., before possible ice on Saturday|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Even an hour after Capitol barricades were breached — something that played widely on cable news — we have no real evidence he was truly “horrified,” and plenty that he wasn’t.The important thing about the Mike Lee impeachment trial dust-up|Aaron Blake|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The best heated vests will have batteries that are easy and quick to recharge, heat the vest quickly upon wearing, and offer many hours of warmth and comfort between charges.Best heated vest: Beat the cold weather with the right winter gear|PopSci Commerce Team|February 9, 2021|Popular-Science
Martin likes to compare the challenge that RapidSOS is setting out to tackle to that of an hour glass.RapidSOS raises $85M for a big data platform aimed at emergency responders|Ingrid Lunden|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
If your pet is an Afghan hound or a St Bernard, you should not expect it to be interested in spending hours fetching toys for you.Is your dog actually smart? Depends on its memory.|By Jan Hoole/The Conversation|February 8, 2021|Popular-Science
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
An hour later, he scored a second flight to Johannesburg for $380.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was released within the hour without a bond on his own recognizance.
The child almost died from the delay of an hour in seeking help.
Her phone rings at least once an hour with questions from journalists, which she answers in Arabic, English, and sometimes French.
The night wore on, and the clock downstairs was striking the hour of two when she suddenly awakened.
The sound of my step shall make your heart jump; a look from me shall make you dumb for an hour.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Words are often everywhere as the minute-hands of the soul, more important than even the hour-hands of action.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.
It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for hour
- a time of success, fame, etc
- Also: one's last hour the time of one's deathhis hour had come
Word Origin for hour
Scientific definitions for hour
Other Idioms and Phrases with hour
see after hours; all hours; by the day (hour); eleventh hour; happy hour; keep late hours; on the hour; small hours.