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hour British & World English

A period of time equal to a twenty-fourth part of a day and night and divided into 60 minutes

put off the evil day British & World English

Postpone something unpleasant for as long as possible

H-hour British & World English

The time of day at which an attack, landing, or other military operation is scheduled to begin

half hour British & World English

A period of thirty minutes

hour hand British & World English

The hand on a clock or watch which indicates the hour

hour-long British & World English

Lasting for one hour

man-hour British & World English

An hour regarded in terms of the amount of work that can be done by one person within this period

rush hour British & World English

A time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest

watt-hour British & World English

A measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of one watt for one hour

zero hour British & World English

The time at which a planned operation, typically a military one, is set to begin

zero hour English Thesaurus

as zero hour approached, thirty ships swung into position

man-hour New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

one person working for one hour

family hour British & World English

A period in the evening during which many children and their families watch television, especially 8 to 9 p.m.

golden hour British & World English

The first hour after a traumatic injury, when emergency treatment is most likely to be successful

happy hour British & World English

A period of the day when drinks are sold at reduced prices in a bar or other licensed establishment

lunch hour British & World English

A period in the middle of the day, when people stop work to have lunch

kilowatt-hour British & World English

A measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of one thousand watts for one hour

literacy hour British & World English

A period in school set aside for developing reading skills, introduced as a daily requirement in English primary schools in 1998

quarter-hour British & World English

A period of fifteen minutes

on the hour British & World English

At an exact hour, or at the beginning of each hour, of the day or night

half an hour New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words; see also half hour)

the eleventh hour British & World English

The latest possible moment

one's finest hour British & World English

The time of one’s greatest success

within the hour British & World English

After less than an hour

the witching hour British & World English

Midnight (with reference to the belief that witches are active and magic takes place at that time)

twenty-four-hour clock British & World English

A method of measuring the time based on the full twenty-four hours of the day, rather than dividing it into two groups of twelve hours

from day to day British & World English

Daily (or hourly etc.); as the days (or hours etc.) pass

on the hour in hour British & World English

At an exact hour, or at the beginning of each hour, of the day or night

half an hour in half hour British & World English

A period of thirty minutes

zero-hours British & World English

Denoting or relating to a contract of employment that does not include a guarantee of regular work for the employee, who is paid only for the hours they actually work

from day to day in from British & World English

Daily (or hourly etc.); as the days (or hours etc.) pass

the darkest hour is just before the dawn British & World English

When things seem to be at their worst they are about to start improving

one's finest hour in fine1 British & World English

The time of one’s greatest success

hourglass British & World English

A timing device with two connected glass bulbs containing sand that takes an hour to pass from the upper to the lower bulb

within the hour in hour British & World English

After less than an hour

the witching hour in witching British & World English

Midnight (with reference to the belief that witches are active and magic takes place at that time)

24-hour clock in twenty-four-hour clock British & World English

A method of measuring the time based on the full twenty-four hours of the day, rather than dividing it into two groups of twelve hours

put off the evil day in evil British & World English

Postpone something unpleasant for as long as possible

the darkest hour is just before the dawn in dark British & World English

When things seem to be at their worst they are about to start improving


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