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hour

 
 
pronunciation:
aUr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a unit of time equal to sixty minutes.
definition 2: any specified one of twenty-four such periods in the day.
the hour of three o'clock
definition 3: a time of the day associated with certain types of activity.
lunch hour
definition 4: (pl.) the usual time during which a person is available or during which an establishment is open for business.
Does the bank have any hours on Saturday?
definition 5: the distance that can be traveled in one hour.
They live an hour from the hospital.
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The words hour and our (belonging to us) sound alike but have different meanings.
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