Translation of "hour" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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hournoun

uk /aʊər/ us /aʊr/

A1 [ C ] a period of 60 minutes

小时
The exam lasted an hour and a half. 考试持续了一个半小时。
There are 24 hours in a day. 1天有24小时。
How many hours' sleep do you need? 你需要睡多少个小时?
I'll be back in an hour's/two hours' time (= after one/two hours). 我会在一小时/两小时之后回来。
My hometown is an hour from Houston/an hour away (= it takes an hour to travel there). 那个村庄离唐克斯特/这儿有一小时的路程。
He gets paid by the hour (= gets a particular amount of money for each hour he works). 他拿的是按小时计酬的工资。
Trains leave every hour on the hour (= at exactly one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.). 火车每小时整点发车。
Buses leave at ten minutes past/to the hour (= at ten past/to one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.). 公共汽车每整点过10分/差10分发一班车。
formal War was declared at eighteen hundred hours/18.00 hours (= at six o'clock in the evening). 宣战时间是晚上6点。

[ C usually plural ] the period of time when a particular activity happens or when a shop or public building is open

(用于做某事的)时间;(商店或公共场所)开放时间
I try to spend my lunch hour walking.
office / /working hours 办公/工作时间
Our opening hours are from 8.00 to 6.00. 我们的开放时间是8点到6点。

C2 [ C ] a particular time during the day or night

(白天或夜里的)某个时间,某个时刻
Who could be calling us at this unearthly/ungodly hour (= so late at night)? 谁会在夜里这么晚给我们打电话?
He returned in the early/small hours (= at night, after midnight). 他凌晨才回来。
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

长时间工作/工作时间规律/在其他人不上班的时间工作等
She's a nurse so she often works unsocial hours. 她是名护士,所以经常要上早班、值夜班。
He's paid well but he works long hours. 他薪水很高,可是工作时间也很长。
for hours (and hours) B1 informal

for a very long time

很长时间
I waited for him for hours. 我等了他很长时间。
at all hours (of the day and night) C1 disapproving

repeatedly during the day and the night

整天不断地;昼夜不停地
They keep calling me at all hours (of the day and night). 他们整天不停地给我打电话。

More examples

  • She walks the dog for an hour every afternoon.
  • The trip from York to Newcastle takes about an hour by train.
  • We had to queue for three hours to get in.
  • All the new toys kept the kids occupied for hours.
  • As a teacher you could expect to be paid anywhere between £7 and £15 per hour.

(Translation of “hour” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)