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after the hour

Definition of after the hour

chiefly US

  1. —used with a certain number of minutes to indicate how long after the beginning of an hour something will happen <Trains leave every hour at ten minutes after the hour.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  following in time or place :  afterward, behind, later

  1. :  behind in place

    :  subsequent to in time or order

    :  subsequent to and in view of

  1. :  subsequently to the time when

  1. :  later in time

    :  located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. : used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. :  afternoon

  1. :  a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

    :  canonical hour

    :  the 24th part of a day :  60 minutes

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