o'clock

adverb o'·clock \ ə-ˈkläk , ō- \

Definition of o'clock

1 : according to the clock
  • the time is three o'clock
2 used for indicating position or direction as if on a clock dial that is oriented vertically or horizontally
  • an airplane approaching at six o'clock

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Origin and Etymology of o'clock

contraction of of the clock


O'CLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

o'clock

adverb

Definition of o'clock for English Language Learners

  • : according to the clock


O'CLOCK Defined for Kids

o'clock

adverb o'·clock \ ə-ˈkläk \

Definition of o'clock for Students

: according to the clock
  • The time is one o'clock.


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