n.1.The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes.
2.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?
3.Fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest peril; the man for the hour.
Woman, . . . mine hour is not yet come.
- John ii. 4.
This is your hour, and the power of darkness.
- Luke xxii. 53.
4.(R. C. Ch.) Certain prayers to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers.
5.A measure of distance traveled.
Vilvoorden, three hours from Brussels.
- J. P. Peters.
After hours
after the time appointed for one's regular labor.
Canonical hours
See under Canonical.
Hour angle
(Astron.) the angle between the hour circle passing through a given body, and the meridian of a place.
Hour circle
a - (Astron.) Any circle of the sphere passing through the two poles of the equator; esp., one of the circles drawn on an artificial globe through the poles, and dividing the equator into spaces of 15°, or one hour, each.
b - A circle upon an equatorial telescope lying parallel to the plane of the earth's equator, and graduated in hours and subdivisions of hours of right ascension.
c - A small brass circle attached to the north pole of an artificial globe, and divided into twenty-four parts or hours. It is used to mark differences of time in working problems on the globe.
Hour hand
the hand or index which shows the hour on a timepiece.
Hour line
a - (Astron.) A line indicating the hour.
b - (Dialing) A line on which the shadow falls at a given hour; the intersection of an hour circle which the face of the dial.
Hour plate
the plate of a timepiece on which the hours are marked; the dial.
Sidereal hour
the twenty-fourth part of a sidereal day.
- Locke.
Solar hour
the twenty-fourth part of a solar day.
The small hours
the early hours of the morning, as one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.
To keep good hours
to be regular in going to bed early.
Noun1.hour - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
Synonyms: 60 minutes, hr
2.hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
Synonyms: time of day
3.hour - a special and memorable period; "it was their finest hour"
4.hour - distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
Synonyms: minute
To dream about the hour, refers to a passage of time. The dream may serve to remind you of an appointment, deadline, or anniversary. Consider the significance of a particular number or any superstitions that may be associated with a particular hour. For example, 12pm represents some confrontation or turning point. To dream about happy hour, represents sensual enjoyment, stimulation, and relaxation. You are filled with inspirational power and enlightenment. Alternatively, it indicates avoidance in dealing with your problems and in facing your anxieties.abundant year, academic year, annum, bell, bissextile year, calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, fateful moment, fiscal year, fortnight, instant, interval, juncture, kairos, leap year, lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum, man-hour, microsecond, millennium, millisecond, minute, moment, moment of truth, month, moon, period, point, pregnant moment, psychological moment, quarter, quinquennium, regular year, season, second, semester, session, sidereal year, solar year, space, span, spell, stage, stretch, sun, term, the time, time, time lag, time of day, time signal, trimester, twelvemonth, week, weekday, while, year
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