Definition of o'clock in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈklɒk


1Used to specify the hour when telling the time: the gates will open at eight o’clock
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  • Guards came on at ten o'clock and had eight hours to kill when nothing was happening.
  • We sat drinking our Mojitos in a new bar in Soho, which had appealed to us thanks to its promise of a two-for-one happy hour until ten o'clock.
  • It's now five o'clock, only an hour to go before his book launch.
1.1Used following a numeral to indicate direction or bearing with reference to an imaginary clock face, 12 o’clock being thought of as directly in front or overhead: I think we’ve got some action at 11 o’clock,” he said, gesturing toward the eastern plains
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  • The shot is there, but it has to hit his front rock at 11 o'clock, exactly, to hit this back rock.
  • Next, the tip of your right shoe should finish on the floor at eight o'clock.
  • The little gun proved pretty well regulated, shooting just to the left of my six o'clock hold.

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