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English noun: hour

1. hour (time) a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day

SamplesThe job will take more than an hour.

Synonyms60 minutes, hr

Broader (hypernym)time unit, unit of time

Narrower (hyponym)man hour, person hour, sidereal hour

Part holonym15 minutes, 30 minutes, half-hour, min, minute, quarter, quarter-hour

Part meronym24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours

2. hour (time) clock time

SamplesThe hour is getting late.

Synonymstime of day

Broader (hypernym)clock time, time

Narrower (hyponym)aurora, bedtime, break of day, break of the day, canonical hour, closing time, cockcrow, crepuscle, crepuscule, dawn, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, dusk, early-morning hour, evenfall, fall, first light, gloam, gloaming, happy hour, high noon, late-night hour, mealtime, midday, midnight, morning, nightfall, none, noon, noonday, noontide, rush hour, small hours, sundown, sunrise, sunset, sunup, twelve noon, twilight, zero hour

3. hour (time) a special and memorable period

SamplesIt was their finest hour.

Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

4. hour (attribute) distance measured by the time taken to cover it

SamplesWe live an hour from the airport.
Its just 10 minutes away.


Broader (hypernym)distance

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