Definition of Hours

1. Noun. A period of time assigned for work. "They work long hours"

Generic synonyms: Work Time
Specialized synonyms: Duty Period, Shift, Work Shift



2. Noun. An indefinite period of time. "They talked for hours"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

Definition of Hours

1. n. pl. Goddess of the seasons, or of the hours of the day.

Definition of Hours

1. Noun. (plural of hour) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hours

1. hour [n] - See also: hour

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hours

houri
houris
hourlies
hourlong
hourly
hourly worker
hours (current term)
hourslong
hourwise
housage
housages
housane
house
house-breaker
house-breakers
house-broken
house-builder
house-call
house-coat
house-coats
house-detective

Literary usage of Hours

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1. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Time available for instruction varies commonly from four hours a week to half-time, ... Where a few hours a week only are available the school will have to ..."

2. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"After 175 hours, however, a black coating of oxide formed and the metal lost 0.5 ... In dilute acid, at 110° C., it lost 0.05 percent after 22 hours but ..."

3. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"And my assertion that, in the first 5f hours, ' he produces his wages, and in the last 5f hours your net profit, amounts only to this, that yoa pay him for ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"In our initial attempts rats were given the reminder shock 24 hours after training and tested for recovery 24 hours later. This procedure does not result in ..."

5. Annual ReportLabor laws and legislation L (1902)
"hours of labor on street surface and elevated railroads.—Ten consecutive hours' labor, including one-half hour for dinner, shall constitute a day's labor in ..."

6. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1917)
"OF BLISS AND MANY hours OF SADNESS The next day was gloomy enough at Blooms-End. Yeobright remained in his study, sitting over the open books; ..."

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