• A time period of sixty minutes; one twenty-fourth of a day.
  • A season, moment, or time.
  • The time.
  • Used after a two-digit hour and a two-digit minute to indicate time.
  • The set times of prayer, the canonical hours, the offices or services prescribed for these, or a book containing them.
  • A distance that can be traveled in one hour.


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  • From Middle English houre, hour, oure, from Anglo-Norman houre#Old_French, from Old French houre, from Latin hōra ("hour"), from Ancient Greek ὥρα ("any time or period, whether of the year, month, or day"), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁- ("year, season"). Akin to Old English ġēar ("year"). hora.
  • Displaced native Middle English stound ("hour, moment, stound") (from Old English stund ("hour, time, moment")), Middle English itid ("hour, time") from Old English *ġetīd, compare Old Saxon getīd ("hour, time").

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