Definitions of hours
  1. noun
    an indefinite period of time
    “they talked for hours
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    type of:
    period, period of time, time period
    an amount of time
  2. noun
    a period of time assigned for work
    “they work long hours
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    duty period, shift, work shift
    the time period during which you are at work
    go, spell, tour, turn
    a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    a period of work or duty
    a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
    day shift
    the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    evening shift, swing shift
    the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
    graveyard shift, night shift
    the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
    split shift
    a working shift divided into two periods of time with several hours in between
    type of:
    work time
    a time period when you are required to work
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