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hours

/ (aʊəz) /
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pl n

a period regularly or customarily appointed for work, business, etc
one's times of rising and going to bed (esp in the phrases keep regular, irregular, or late hours)
an indefinite period of time
Also called (in the Roman Catholic Church): canonical hours
  1. the seven times of the day laid down for the recitation of the prayers of the divine office
  2. the prayers recited at these times
the small hours the hours just after midnight
till all hours until very late

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British Dictionary definitions for hours (2 of 2)

Hours
/ (aʊəz) /

pl n

another word for the Horae
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