at the top of the hour

Definition of at the top of the hour

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  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

    :  a garment worn on the upper body

    :  the head of a plant

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

    :  chief, leading

    :  of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. :  to be or become higher than :  overtop

    :  to be superior to :  excel, surpass

    :  to gain ascendancy over :  dominate

  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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