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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 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 previewThe Mediator #4: Darkest Hour (2009)

by Meg Cabot

The Darkest Hour is the fourth book in the thrilling, romantic Mediator series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Golden Hour Of Golden Hits, Volume 2 (Golden Hour 1974) , The Lonnie Donegan File (Pye 1977) , Golden Hour ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Climate Change and the Environment (2012)

Economics, Science and Policy by R. Quentin Grafton, Harry W. Nelson, N. Ross Lambie, Paul R. Wyrwoll

Bq cm °C dB GWh ha Hz kg km km2 km/h kPa ppm ppb ppt SIC TJ A ampere becquerel centimeter degree Celsius d day decibel g gram gigawatt hour hectare h hour hertz J joule kilogram kilometer square kilometer kilometers per hour ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and American Politics (2009)

by Lynne E. Ford

an hour, the Act also established 40 hours as the maximum number of hours in a regular workweek before overtime pay was required (typically set at time-and-a-half). The provisions of the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Technical Education-12 INTERNAL COMBUSTING ENGINEERING

per break horse-power hour, it is clear that the cooling water must carry away from 2500 to 3500 B.Th.U. per brake horsepower hour. Assuming the rise of temperature of ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

hora hour sp. spiritus spirits h.d. hora decubitus at bedtime supp. suppository h.s. hora somni hour of sleep (bedtime) ss semis a half M. misce mix stat. statim immediately m. minimum a minim syr. syrupus syrup mist. mistura mixture non rep.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Hour

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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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