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1. hour

noun. ['ˈaʊɝ, ˈaʊr'] a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day.

Synonyms

  • unit of time
  • hr
  • quarter
  • 60 minutes
  • minute
  • twenty-four hours
  • 15 minutes
  • 24-hour interval
  • sidereal hour
  • 30 minutes
  • min
  • mean solar day
  • twenty-four hour period
  • solar day
  • person hour
  • half-hour
  • man hour
  • time unit
  • day

Antonyms

  • end
  • stay
  • day
  • night

Etymology

  • houre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • houre (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Hour

  • dessauer
  • scour
  • n'dour
  • krauer
  • flour
  • blauer
  • sour
  • lour
  • jour
  • dower
  • dour
  • bour

Example sentences of the word hour


1. Noun, singular or mass
Allow the pretreatment to penetrate the stain for at least one hour.

Quotes containing the word hour


1. The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
- Walter Scott

2. The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes - or it prospers; and anon, Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face, Lighting a little hour or two - is gone.
- Omar Khayyam

3. When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

2. horsepower-hour

noun. a unit of work equal to the work done by one horsepower in one hour.

Synonyms

  • heat unit
  • energy unit

3. quarter-hour

noun. a quarter of an hour.

Synonyms

  • hour
  • unit of time
  • time unit
  • hr
  • 15 minutes

Antonyms

  • sunrise

4. ampere-hour

noun. a unit of charge equal to 3600 coulombs.

Synonyms

  • charge unit
  • ampere-minute

5. half-hour

noun. ['ˈhæˌfaʊɝ'] a half of an hour.

Synonyms

  • hour
  • unit of time
  • hr
  • 30 minutes
  • time unit

Antonyms

  • sunrise

Etymology

  • half- (English)
  • hour (English)
  • houre (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. watt-hour

noun. a unit of energy equal to the power of one watt operating for one hour.

Synonyms

  • energy unit
  • work unit
  • kW-hr
  • heat unit
  • Board of Trade unit
  • B.T.U.

7. flower-of-an-hour

noun. annual weedy herb with ephemeral yellow purple-eyed flowers; Old World tropics; naturalized as a weed in North America.

Synonyms

  • bladder ketmia
  • Hibiscus trionum
  • black-eyed Susan
  • flowers-of-an-hour

8. hour

noun. ['ˈaʊɝ, ˈaʊr'] clock time.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • sunrise
  • old
  • lighten
  • future

Etymology

  • houre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • houre (Anglo-Norman)

9. hour

noun. ['ˈaʊɝ, ˈaʊr'] a special and memorable period.

Synonyms

  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • first
  • new
  • all

Etymology

  • houre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • houre (Anglo-Norman)

10. hour

noun. ['ˈaʊɝ, ˈaʊr'] distance measured by the time taken to cover it.

Synonyms

  • distance

Antonyms

  • antemeridian
  • light

Etymology

  • houre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • houre (Anglo-Norman)
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