hour of need

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hour of need

: the time when help is most needed
  • They helped us in our hour of need.

Word by Word Definitions

hour play
  1. : a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

  2. : the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes

  3. : the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods

need play
  1. : necessary duty : obligation

  2. : a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful

  3. : a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism

  1. : to be needful or necessary

  2. : to be in want

  3. : to be in need of : require


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