hour

[ ouuh r, ou-er ]
/ aʊər, ˈaʊ ər /

noun

adjective

of, relating to, or noting an hour.

Idioms for hour

    one's hour,
    1. Also one's last hour. the instant of death: The sick man knew that his hour had come.
    2. any crucial moment.

Origin of hour

1175–1225; Middle English (h)oure < Anglo-French; Old French (h)ore < Latin hōra < Greek hṓrā time, season

OTHER WORDS FROM hour

hour·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hour

are hour our
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British Dictionary definitions for hours (1 of 3)

hours
/ (aʊəz) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for hours (2 of 3)

Hours
/ (aʊəz) /

pl n

another word for the Horae

British Dictionary definitions for hours (3 of 3)

hour
/ (aʊə) /

noun

See also hours

Word Origin for hour

C13: from Old French hore, from Latin hōra, from Greek: season
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Science definitions for hours

hour
[ our ]

A unit of time equal to one of the 24 equal parts of a day; 60 minutes.♦ A sidereal hour is 124 of a sidereal day, and a mean solar hour is 124 of a mean solar day. See more at sidereal time solar time.
A unit of measure of longitude or right ascension, equal to 15° or 124 of a great circle.
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Idioms and Phrases with hours

hour

see after hours; all hours; by the day (hour); eleventh hour; happy hour; keep late hours; on the hour; small hours.

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