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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.


Synonymsminute


Broader (hypernym)distance









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