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before the hour

Definition of before the hour

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



Word by Word Definitions

beforeplay
  1. :  in advance :  ahead

    :  at an earlier time

  1. :  forward of :  in front of

    :  in the presence of

    :  under the jurisdiction or consideration of

  1. :  earlier than the time that

    :  sooner or quicker than

    :  so that … do not

hourplay
  1. :  a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

    :  canonical hour

    :  the 24th part of a day :  60 minutes


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