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hour US 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 US English

Postpone something unpleasant for as long as possible

H-hour US English

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

half hour US English

A period of thirty minutes

hour hand US English

The hand on a clock or watch that indicates the hour

hour-long US English

Lasting for one hour

man-hour US English

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

rush hour US English

A time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest

watt-hour US English

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

zero hour US English

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

zero hour US 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 US English

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

golden hour US English

The first hour after the occurrence of a traumatic injury, considered the most critical for successful emergency treatment

happy hour US English

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

lunch hour US English

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

kilowatt-hour US English

A measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of 1,000 watts for 1 hour

literacy hour US English

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

quarter-hour US English

A period of 15 minutes

on the hour US English

At an exact hour, or on 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 US English

The latest possible moment

one's finest hour US English

The time of one’s greatest success

within the hour US English

After less than an hour

the witching hour US English

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

twenty-four-hour clock US 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

need US English

The state of requiring help, or of lacking basic necessities such as food

from day to day US English

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

on the hour in hour US English

At an exact hour, or on each hour, of the day or night

half an hour in half hour US English

A period of thirty minutes

zero-hours US 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 US English

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

the darkest hour is just before the dawn US English

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

one's finest hour in fine1 US English

The time of one’s greatest success

hourglass US English

An invertible 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 US English

After less than an hour

the eleventh hour in eleventh US English

The latest possible moment

the witching hour in witching US 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 US 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 US English

Postpone something unpleasant for as long as possible


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