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Definition 1: distance measured by the time taken to cover it - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where hour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we live an hour from the airport
  • its just 10 minutes away

Synonyms for hour in the sense of this definition

(hour is a kind of ...) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 2: a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day - [noun denoting time]

Samples where hour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the job will take more than an hour

Synonyms for hour in the sense of this definition

(hour is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring time periods

(... is a kind of hour ) 1/24 of a sidereal day

(... is a kind of hour ) a time unit used in industry for measuring work

(hour is a part of ...) a half of an hour

(hour is a part of ...) a quarter of an hour

(hour is a part of ...) a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

"he ran a 4 minute mile"

(hour is a part of ...) a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour

"it's a quarter til 4" "a quarter after 4 o'clock"

(... is part of hour) time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis

"two days later they left" "they put on two performances every day" "there are 30,000 passengers per day"

Definition 3: clock time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where hour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hour is getting late

Synonyms for hour in the sense of this definition

(hour is a kind of ...) a reading of a point in time as given by a clock

"do you know what time it is?" "the time is 10 o'clock"

(... is a kind of hour ) the time set for the start of an action or operation

(... is a kind of hour ) the times at the beginning and end of the working day when many people are traveling to or from work

(... is a kind of hour ) the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price

(... is a kind of hour ) a canonical hour that is the ninth hour of the day counting from sunrise

(... is a kind of hour ) the time of day immediately following sunset

"he loved the twilight" "they finished before the fall of night"

(... is a kind of hour ) the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

(... is a kind of hour ) an hour early in the morning

(... is a kind of hour ) the first light of day

"we got up before dawn" "they talked until morning"

(... is a kind of hour ) the regular time of day when an establishment closes to the public

(... is a kind of hour ) the time you go to bed

(... is a kind of hour ) the hours just after midnight

(... is a kind of hour ) 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night

"young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"

(... is a kind of hour ) the latter part of night

(... is a kind of hour ) the hour at which a meal is habitually or customarily eaten

(... is a kind of hour ) the middle of the day

(... is a kind of hour ) (Roman Catholic Church) one of seven specified times for prayer

Definition 4: a special and memorable period - [noun denoting time]

Samples where hour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was their finest hour

(hour is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

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