Webster 1913 Edition
The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes.
The time of the day, as expressed in hours and minutes, and indicated by a timepiece; as, what is the hour? At what hour shall we meet?
Fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion;
hourof greatest peril; the man for the
Woman, . . . mine
houris not yet come.
John ii. 4.
This is your
hour, and the power of darkness.
Luke xxii. 53.
(R. C. Ch.)
Certain prayers to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers.
A measure of distance traveled.
J. P. Peters.
after the time appointed for one’s regular labor.–
the angle between the hour circle passing through a given body, and the meridian of a place.–
Any circle of the sphere passing through the two poles of the equator; esp., one of the circles drawn on an artificial globe through the poles, and dividing the equator into spaces of 15°, or one hour, each.
A circle upon an equatorial telescope lying parallel to the plane of the earth's equator, and graduated in hours and subdivisions of hours of right ascension.
A small brass circle attached to the north pole of an artificial globe, and divided into twenty-four parts or hours. It is used to mark differences of time in working problems on the globe.–
the hand or index which shows the hour on a timepiece.–
A line indicating the hour.
A line on which the shadow falls at a given hour; the intersection of an hour circle which the face of the dial.–
the plate of a timepiece on which the hours are marked; the dial.
the twenty-fourth part of a sidereal day.–
the twenty-fourth part of a solar day.–
The small hours,
the early hours of the morning, as one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.–
To keep good hours,
to be regular in going to bed early.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A space of time equal to one twenty fourth part of the natural day, or duration of the diurnal revolution of the earth. An hour answers to fifteen degrees of the equator. It consists of 60 minutes, each minute of 60 seconds, &c.
2.Time; a particular time; as the hour of death.
Jesus saith, woman,my hour is not yet come. John.2.
3.The time marked or indicated by a chronometer, clock or watch; the particular time of the day. What is the hour? At what hour shall we meet? I will be with you at an early hour.
Good hour, signifies early or seasonably.
You have arrived at a good hour.
To keep good hours, to be at home in good season; not to be abroad late, or at the usual hours of retiring to rest.
Hours, in the plural, certain prayers in the Romish church, to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers.