1. a period of time lasting sixty minutes
    to work a thirty-five hour week
    to work seven hours a day each weekday
    we work an eight-hour day
    we work for eight hours a day, e.g.
    from 8.30 to 5.30 with one hour for lunch
  2. sixty minutes of work
    ExamplesShe earns £14 an hour. • We pay £16 an hour.
    to pay by the hour
    to pay people a fixed amount of money for each hour worked
  3. Usage
    outside hours or out of hours
    when the office is not open
    ExampleHe worked on the accounts out of hours.

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