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hour

noun uk   /aʊər/ us    /aʊr/
A1 [C] a period of 60 minutes: The exam lasted an hour and a half. There are 24 hours in a day. How many hours' sleep do you need? I'll be back in an hour's/two hours' time (= after one/two hours). My hometown is an hour from Houston/an hour away (= it takes an hour to travel there). He gets paid by the hour (= gets a particular amount of money for each hour he works). Trains leave every hour on the hour (= at exactly one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.). Buses leave at ten minutes past/to the hour (= at ten past/to one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.). formal War was declared at eighteen hundred hours/18.00 hours (= at six o'clock in the evening). [C usually plural] the period of time when a particular activity happens or when a shop or public building is open: I try to spend my lunch hour walking. office/working hours Our opening hours are from 8.00 to 6.00.C2 [C] a particular time during the day or night: Who could be calling us at this unearthly/ungodly hour (= so late at night)? He returned in the early/small hours (= at night, after midnight).work long, regular, unsocial, etc. hours used to describe how many hours in the day you work or what part of the day you work: She's a nurse so she often works unsocial hours. He's paid well but he works long hours.for hours (and hours) B1 informal for a very long time: I waited for him for hours.at all hours (of the day and night) C1 disapproving repeatedly during the day and the night: They keep calling me at all hours (of the day and night).
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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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