Translation of "hour" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /aʊər/ us /ɑʊər/

A1 a period of time equal to 60 minutes

It’s a six-hour flight.
hours [ plural ]

the period of time when a particular activity happens or when a shop, business, etc. is open

working hours
Our opening hours are from 8.00 to 6.00.
hours informal

B1 a long time

I spent hours doing my homework.
the hour

the point when a new hour begins

la hora en punto
My watch beeps on the hour.

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


noun /ˈauə/

(sometimes abbreviated to hrwhen written)

sixty minutes, the twenty-fourth part of a day

He spent an hour trying to start the car this morning
She’ll be home in half an hour
a five-hour delay.

the time at which a particular thing happens

When the hour for action arrives, we’ll be ready.
He helped me in my hour of need
You can consult him during business hours.
hourly adjective, adverb

(happening or done) every hour

de hora en hora, cada hora
Take his temperature hourly
hourly reports.
hourglass noun

a device that measures time in hours by passing sand from one glass container through a narrow tube into a lower container.

reloj de arena
hour hand noun

the smaller of the two hands of a watch or clock, which shows the time in hours.

at all hours

at irregular times, especially late at night

a cualquier hora
He comes home at all hours.
for hours

for a very long time

durante horas
We waited for hours for the train.
on the hour

at exactly one, two, three etc o’clock

(a las horas) en punto
Buses leave here for London on the hour until 10 o’clock in the evening.

(Translation of “hour” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)