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Middle English houre, oure, from Anglo-Norman houre, from Old French houre, (h)ore, from Latin hōra (hour), from Ancient Greek ὥρα (hōrā, any time or period, whether of the year, month, or day), from Proto-Indo-European *yer-, *yor- (year, season). Akin to Old English ġēar (year). Displaced native Middle English stunde, stound (hour, moment, stound) (from Old English stund (hour, time, moment)), Middle English ȝetid, tid (hour, time) (from Old English *ġetīd, compare Old Saxon getīd (hour, time).

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hour (plural hours)

  1. A time period of sixty minutes; one twenty-fourth of a day.
    I spent an hour at lunch.
  2. A season, moment, time or stound.
  3. (poetic) The time.
    The hour grows late and I must go home.
  4. (military, in the plural) Used after a two-digit hour and a two-digit minute to indicate time.
    • T. C. G. James and Sebastian Cox, The Battle of Britain:
      By 1300 hours the position was fairly clear.

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