hour hand

  • 1 Hour hand — Hour Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hour hand — hour ,hand noun count the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is called the second hand …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 hour hand — hour .hand n the shorter of the two pieces on a clock or watch that show you the time →↑minute hand …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 hour hand — hour′ hand n. hor the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch • Etymology: 1660–70 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 hour hand — n. the short hand of a clock or watch, which indicates the hours and moves around the dial once every twelve hours …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 hour hand — noun the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hours • Syn: ↑little hand • Hypernyms: ↑hand * * * noun : the index showing the hour on a timepiece * * * the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch. [1660 70] * * * …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 hour hand — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hour hand : singular hour hand plural hour hands the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is …

    English dictionary

  • 8 hour hand — noun The hand of a clock or watch face that revolves twice each day and indicates the hours. Syn: little hand …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 hour hand — /ˈaʊə hænd/ (say owuh hand) noun the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 hour hand — noun Date: 1669 the short hand that marks the hours on the face of a watch or clock …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 hour hand — the hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch. [1660 70] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 hour hand — short hand that indicates the hours on a clock or watch …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 hour hand — noun (C) the shorter of the two pieces on a clock or watch that show you what time it is …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Hour — Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Hour angle — Hour Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 Hour circle — Hour Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 Hour line — Hour Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 Hour plate — Hour Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 hour — n. 1 a twenty fourth part of a day and night, 60 minutes. 2 a time of day, a point in time (a late hour; what is the hour?). 3 (in pl. with preceding numerals in form 18.00, 20.30, etc.) this number of hours and minutes past midnight on the 24… …

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  • 20 hand — 1 noun PART OF THE BODY 1 (C) the part at the end of a person s arm, including the fingers and thumb, used to pick up or keep hold of things: He held the pencil in his right hand. | Go wash your hands. | hold hands: They kissed and held hands. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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