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hours Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a period of time assigned for work
    • they work long hours
  2. noun an indefinite period of time
    • they talked for hours
  3. noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    hr; 60 minutes; hour.
    • the job will take more than an hour
  4. noun clock time
    time of day; hour.
    • the hour is getting late
  5. noun a special and memorable period
    hour.
    • it was their finest hour
  6. noun distance measured by the time taken to cover it
    minute; hour.
    • we live an hour from the airport
    • its just 10 minutes away
WordNet

Hours noun plural
Etymology
A translation of L. Horae (Gr. ). See Hour.
Definitions
  1. (Myth.) Goddess of the seasons, or of the hours of the day.
    Lo! where the rosy-blosomed Hours, Fair Venus' train, appear. Gray.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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