What is hour?

  • (noun): Distance measured by the time taken to cover it.
    Example: "We live an hour from the airport"
    Synonyms: minute
    See also — Additional definitions below


The hour (common symbol: h or hr) is a unit of measurement of time. In modern usage, an hour comprises 60 minutes, or 3,600 seconds. It is approximately 1/24 of a mean solar day.

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Hour - Derived Measures and Applications
... per second, in everyday usage kilometres per hour or, in the USA and the UK, miles per hour are more practical ... Occasionally the metre per hour is used for slow-moving objects like snails ... Worker compensation is commonly based on working time in terms of number of hours worked, referred to as an hourly wage ...
Miles Per Hour
... Miles per hour is an imperial unit of speed expressing the number of statute miles covered in one hour ... considered a speeding case by examining speeds in both kilometres per hour and miles per hour ... knot as a common unit of speed one knot is one nautical mile per hour ...
Rush Hour
... A rush hour or peak hour is a part of the day during which traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transport is at its highest ...
PortAventura Park - Major Rides
... Length Year Shambhala Expedición al Himalaya Bolliger Mabillard 83 miles per hour (134 km/h) 249 feet (76 m) 5,410 feet (1,650 m) 2012 Dragon Khan Bolliger Mabillard 65 miles per hour (105 km/h ...
KYW (AM) - Station Identifications - KYW Jingle
... At the top of every hour, a recording of Dick Covington (who died in 2004 all other station imaging is done by Sean Caldwell) is played announcing the following information "All news, all the time ... Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware." At 02, 12, 22, 32, 42 and 52 after the hour, traffic transit reports ("on the twos") are introduced with car horns sounding the first five notes ... At 30 past the hour, the recording is slightly different, with Covington announcing that "the newswatch never stops" (borrowed from sister station WINS), and that KYW is "the news ...

More definitions of "hour":

  • (noun): A special and memorable period.
    Example: "It was their finest hour"
  • (noun): Clock time.
    Example: "The hour is getting late"
    Synonyms: time of day
  • (noun): A period of time equal to 1/24th of a day.
    Example: "The job will take more than an hour"
    Synonyms: hr, 60 minutes

Famous quotes containing the word hour:

    The hour when you say, “What does my happiness matter? It is poverty and filth, and a wretched complacency. Yet my happiness should justify existence itself!”
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    A great calamity ... is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    An hour of winter day might seem too short
    To make it worth life’s while to wake and sport.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)