Definition of hor
1. hour [ n ] a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
Examples: "the job will take more than an hour"
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
John_Powell , batting for Adair , fanned after fouling off two 2 - and 2 pitches , and Buddy_Barker , up for Stepanovich , bounced_out sharply to Jerry_Lumpe at second to end the 2 - hour and - 27 - minute contest .
Hansen arrived just before nightfall , two hours late , in company with Lee_MacPhail ; J._A._W._Iglehart , chairman of the Oriole board_of_directors , and Public_Relations_Director Jack_Dunn .
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
We 'll work_out about an hour on Saturday , then we 'll work Monday and Tuesday of next week , then taper_off '' .
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
There seems to be an unfortunate assumption that an hour of Chicago style jazz in prime evening time , for_example , could not be justified without the trimmings of a portentous documentary .
An enthusiastic audience confirmed the `` live '' character of the hour , and provided the interaction between musician and hearer which almost always seems to improve the quality of performance .Synonyms hour hr 60_minutes Related Terms time_unit man_hour sidereal_hour day minute half-hour quarter-hour quarter
2. hour [ n ] clock time
Examples: "the hour is getting late"
His proposal is opposed to that of Richard_Nixon , Governor_Rockefeller , past chairmen Strauss and McCone of the Atomic_Energy_Commission , Dr._Edward_Teller and those others now enjoying their hour of triumph in the exacerbation of the cold_war .
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
Emerson , in his lecture , refers to the `` startling experience which almost every person confesses in daylight , that particular passages of conversation and action have occurred to him in the same order before , whether dreaming or waking , a suspicion that they have been with precisely these persons in precisely this room , and heard precisely this dialogue , at some former hour , they know not when '' .
(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
There are , of_course , certain times during the 24 - hour daily cycle when most_of these conditions will be met .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
He was able , now , to sit for hours in a chair in the living_room and stare out at the bleak yard without moving .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
If Joe does n't show_up , we 'll all be back here at 0600 hours .Synonyms hour time_of_day Related Terms clock_time dawn noon midnight twilight sunset rush_hour bedtime closing_time early-morning_hour late-night_hour happy_hour canonical_hour zero_hour small_hours none mealtime
3. hour [ n ] a special and memorable period
Examples: "it was their finest hour"
4. hour [ n ] distance measured by the time taken to cover it
Examples: "we live an hour from the airport" "its just 10 minutes away"
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