Definition of hour
- in the military 4:30 p.m. is called 1630 hours
- lunch hour
- in our hour of need
- hero of the hour
- keeps late hours
- banker's hours
- the city was two hours away
She wasn't supposed to eat for six hours before the operation.
You'll be paid by the hour for this job.
The job pays ten dollars an hour.
She exercises for a full hour every day.
She was half an hour late.
They arrived a few hours later.
The project required long hours of work.
The mood changed from hour to hour.
These animals are most active in the hour just before sunrise.
You can call me at any hour of the day or night.
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: one of the 24 equal parts of a day : 60 minutes
: the time shown on a clock or watch
: a particular time during the day
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