Definition of

Hour

  1. (noun, attribute) distance measured by the time taken to cover it
    its just 10 minutes away
  2. (noun, time) a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
  3. (noun, time) clock time
  4. (noun, time) a special and memorable period

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Synonyms of Hour

60 minutes, hr, minute, time of day

Origin of the word Hour

  1. mid-13c., from O.Fr. hore "one-twelfth of a day" (sunrise to sunset), from L. hora "hour, time, season," from Gk. hora "any limited time," from PIE *yor-a-, from base *yer- "year, season" (see year). Greek hora was "a season; 'the season;'" in classical times, sometimes, "a part of the day," such as morning, evening, noon, night. The Gr… more

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Words that sound like Hour

hair, hairy, harare, hare, harrier, harrow, harry, haywire, hear, hearer, heir, hera, here, herero, hero, herr, hewer, hire, hirer, hoar, hoary, hoheria, hooray, horary, horror, houhere, houri, hr, hurrah, hurry

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