hour hour  /ˈaʊ ər/


  1. (n) a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
  2. (n) clock time
  3. (n) a special and memorable period
  4. (n) distance measured by the time taken to cover it


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  1. On Saturday, March 29, people all over the world turned off their lights for one hour.
  2. The only difference: one group was fed during its normal 12-hour waking period, while the other rodents where fed while they should have been asleep.
  3. No news is it for Labor to favor shorter working hours, nor for politicians to favor shorter working hours for their constituents.


  1. 11th hour decision lets DeMarco walk

    At the eleventh hour last Thursday night, the School Administrative District 6 School Board voted to allow students who had acquired their GED to march with the class of 2013 during the Bonny Eagle High School graduation ceremony last Friday night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: American Journal

  2. SEARCH: 24-hour jail bookings for Savannah-Chatham County

    24-hour jail bookings for Savannah-Chatham County are now posted.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

  3. One Hour Translation Introduces WeST Solution, a Technology Revolutionizing the Way Web Sites Are Translated

    One Hour Translation, the web’s leading Professional Translation Service, announces today a new Web site translation solution that cuts costs and minimizes the labor of localizing a site, enabling online businesses to penetrate international markets.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It's gotten ridiculous," Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. "It's almost like a parody of itself this whole situation now. Come on, an hour long? It takes 15 seconds to say I've decided to stay in Cleveland but we've got another 59...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: AFP

  2. "Last week I shot 70-76, and I didn't play Saturday. I didn't play Sunday. I traveled on Monday. I hit two bags of balls on Tuesday and a couple of putts, maybe an hour and a half of practice. I played the Pro-Am yesterday, and I'm not kidding, we...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Paul Goydos Source: Golfweek.com

  3. "On this day, at this hour, it is still within our power to shape the outcome of this battle," Bush said. "Let us find our resolve and turn events toward victory."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

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