ho·​ra·​ry ˈhȯr-ər-ē How to pronounce horary (audio)
: of or relating to an hour
also : hourly

Examples of horary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The object is a horary quadrant, which tells the time by tracking the sun’s position in the sky. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Dec. 2023

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Word History


Medieval Latin horarius, from Latin hora hour — more at hour

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horary was in 1632

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Cite this Entry

“Horary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horary. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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