Translation of "hour" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary
› [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).
The village is an hour from Doncaster/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.).
War was declared at eighteen hundred/18.00 hours (= at six o'clock in the evening).
Specific periods of time 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.
Working hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace for hours (and hours) informal › for a very long time
I waited for him for hours.
Continue and last at all hours (of the day and night) disapproving