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at the top of the hour

Definition of at the top of the hour

US

  1. :  at the beginning of the hour (at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, etc.) <The program is scheduled to start at the top of the hour.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the highest point, level, or part of something :  summit, crown

    :  the head of a plant

    :  the aboveground part of a plant having edible roots

  1. :  to remove or cut the top of

    :  to shorten or remove the top of (a plant) :  pinch

    :  to cover with a top or on the top :  provide, form, or serve as a top for

  1. :  of, relating to, or being at the top :  uppermost

    :  chief, leading

    :  of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. :  a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

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  1. :  a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

    :  canonical hour

    :  the 24th part of a day :  60 minutes


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