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hour

noun [C]  /ɑʊər/ ( abbreviation hr.) us  
a period of 60 minutes: Take this an hour after eating. It’s open 24 hours a day. He works long hours (= starts work early and finishes late). He gets paid by the hour (= for each hour worked). Buses pull out every hour on the hour (= at the time an hour begins). An hour can be a period of time, not necessarily 60 minutes, when you do something: a lunch hour An hour can be the distance you can travel in 60 minutes: San Francisco is only a couple of hours away.
Translations of “hour”
in Korean 1시간…
in Arabic ساعة…
in French heure…
in Turkish saat, (açılış kapanış veya oluş) saati…
in Italian ora…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小時, (用於做某事的)時間, (商店或公共場所)開放時間…
in Russian час, время…
in Polish godzina…
in Spanish hora…
in Portuguese hora…
in German die Stunde…
in Catalan hora…
in Japanese 1時間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小时, (用于做某事的)时间, (商店或公共场所)开放时间…
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