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Usage statistics for the noun hour:

spoken English56.72%written English43.28% conversational speech56.04%task-oriented speech43.96% imaginative writing60.36%informational writing39.64%
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Hour is sometimes a misspelling of our or who.

The word hour is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hour

What does hour mean as a name of something?

Hour is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: hours

  1. a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
  2. clock time
  3. a special and memorable period
    • example: it was their finest hour
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: period / period of time / time period = an amount of time
  4. distance measured by the time taken to cover it
    • example: we live an hour from the airport
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of hour: minute
    • more generic word: distance = the property created by the space between two objects or points

Phrases with Hour

Phrases starting with the word Hour:

  1. hour hand
  2. hour angle

Phrases ending with the word Hour:

  1. H-hour
  2. by-hour
  3. man hour
  4. Man-hour
  5. off-hour
  6. half-hour
  7. Holy hour
  8. Peak Hour
  9. rush hour
  10. rush-hour
  11. watt-hour
  12. zero hour
  13. Block Hour
  14. happy hour
  15. light hour
  16. ampere-hour
  17. credit hour
  18. Dinner Hour

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hour

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Google previewThe Solitary Series (2016)

by Marilynn Hughes

The sixth nameless hour is that in which Love disdains reason and all that is in, above, or below reason. What belongs to reason is altogether at variance with what suits the true nature of Love, for reason can neither take anything away from ...


by Dr. D. K. Olukoya

The midnight hour is a very significant moment physically and spiritually. It becomes...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica, or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled upon a new plan (1771)

in which the different sciences and arts are digested into distinct treatises or systems, and the various technical terms, etc. are explained as they occur in the order of the alphabet by Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

An equal hour is the 24th part of a mean natural day, as shewn by well-regulated clocks and watches; but these hours are not quite equal as measured by the returns of the fun to the meridian, because of the obliquity of the ecliptic and sun's ...

Google previewBulletin (1907)

Graham Hour is unbolted wheat meal. 5. Gluten Hour is the clean, sound product made from flour by the removal of starch and contains not less than five and six- tenths (5.6) per cent of nitrogen and not more than ten (10) per cent of moisture.

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. (1773)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

An hour is a certain determinate part of the day, and is either equal or unequal. An equal hour is the 24th part of a mean natural day, as shewn by well-regulated ...

Google previewThe Great Concern, Or A Serious Warning to a Timely and Thorough Preparation for Death; with Helps and Directions in Order Thereunto (1715)

by Edward PEARSE (Preacher at St. Margaret's, Westminster.)

dying Hour is a difficult Hour : It than great| lý concerns us to have all ready, and all in Örder in the Matters of our Souls against the Time there of comes. | C H A P. III. | Which fheweth the Glory, Sweetnefs, and Blefjednefs of the Attainment of ...

Google previewWolf and Stanley on Environmental Law (2013)

by Susan Wolf, Neil Stanley

or a co-incineration plant, with a capacity of more than 10 tonnes per day but less than 1 tonne per hour is an A2 activity.

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel

hora [hour] A. Nonbiblical Usage. 1. This word first means a "right, fixed, or favorable time," e.g., for sowing, marrying, etc. It may then be the "customary time" or a "set" or "appointed time." 2. A special use is for the "best" time. This may be the ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

hour. is. 8. Good. Morning. Figure 1: ASP example: code Listing 1 viewed through a Web browser. H Time of Day Greeting - Microsoft Internet Explorer File ...

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Usage statistics about hour

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun hour:

spoken English56.72%written English43.28% conversational speech56.04%task-oriented speech43.96% imaginative writing60.36%informational writing39.64%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hour:


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Quotes about Hour

‘From hour to hour we ripe and ripe;
From hour to hour we rot and rot.’
The time spent grows and the time left shrinks.
Do we undergo growth or decay?
08.07.2010 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of H4O1U1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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