The time of day as reckoned in military time.
- 60 minutes
- one's dying
- the time of one's death
- one's time
- most important
- study hour
- A longer than usual or customary period of time for a given activity:
worked long hours to finish the project on time.
- after the regular hours for business, school, etc.
- every hour or for many successive hours
- each hour
Other Word Forms of Hour
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hour
- long hours
- after hours
- bottom (or top) of the hour
- hour after hour
- hour by hour
- of the hour
- one's hour
- on the hour
Origin of Hour
Middle English houre, oure, from Anglo-Norman houre, from Old French houre, (h)ore, from Latin hōra (“hour”), from Ancient Greek ὥρα (hōrā, “any time or period, whether of the year, month, or day”), from Proto-Indo-European *yer-, *yor- (“year, season”). Akin to Old English ġēar (“year”). Displaced native Middle English stunde, stound (“hour, moment, stound”) (from Old English stund (“hour, time, moment”)), Middle English ȝetid, tid (“hour, time”) (from Old English *ġetīd, compare Old Saxon getīd (“hour, time”).
Middle English from Old French houre from Latin hōra from Greek hōrā season, time yēr- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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