past the hour

Definition of past the hour

  1. —used with a certain number of minutes to indicate how long after the beginning of an hour something will happen Trains leave every hour at ten minutes past the hour.

Word by Word Definitions

pastplay
  1. :  ago

    :  just gone or elapsed

    :  having existed or taken place in a period before the present :  bygone

  1. :  beyond the age for or of

    :  after

    :  at the farther side of :  beyond

  1. :  time gone by

    :  something that happened or was done in the past

    :  the past tense of a language

  1. :  so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand

hourplay
  1. :  a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

    :  canonical hour

    :  the 24th part of a day :  60 minutes


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