Meaning of o'clock in English:

o'clock

Pronunciation /əˈklɒk/

Translate o'clock into Spanish

adverb

  • 1Used to specify the hour when telling the time.

    ‘the gates will open at eight o'clock’
    • ‘Guards came on at ten o'clock and had eight hours to kill when nothing was happening.’
    • ‘We sat drinking our Mojitos in a new bar in Soho, which had appealed to us thanks to its promise of a two-for-one happy hour until ten o'clock.’
    • ‘It's now five o'clock, only an hour to go before his book launch.’
    • ‘We swim every day for an hour at 8 o'clock in the morning and I have to confess to not being the best swimmer in the world.’
    • ‘On Monday morning, they started out for the motorway at the unusually early hour of ten o'clock.’
    • ‘So, it was back up to the surgery this morning, at the ungodly hour of nine o'clock.’
    • ‘The recording took just about an hour and will be broadcast on July 29th at one o'clock.’
    • ‘The sleepy senators were collected before sunrise and the ceremony finished well before eight o'clock.’
    • ‘It is almost eight o'clock, and the store is about to open its doors to the first customers of the day.’
    • ‘We arrived at the restaurant some time around eight o'clock.’
    • ‘I managed to get to sleep about eight o'clock this morning, woke at eleven-thirty, and still didn't know what day it was.’
    • ‘He was handcuffed, and in due course brought to Rotherham, at which place he arrived between seven and eight o'clock at night.’
    • ‘At around eight o'clock, Odessa and Marilee still hadn't returned home, and Elizabeth heard a knock at the door.’
    • ‘When the alarm went off at eight o'clock much swearing occurred.’
    • ‘At eight o'clock each morning, either himself or one of his team checks the salmon cages on Loch Ness and begins feeding the fish.’
    • ‘Every Monday night at eight o'clock, Spanish football fans make a date with England's greatest export.’
    • ‘Recordings started at eight o'clock and the pair would be in the Television Centre bar by quarter-past nine.’
    • ‘When Matt woke up the next morning, it was just before eight o'clock.’
    • ‘At eight o'clock in the morning 20 families were pulled out of their beds.’
    • ‘On Sunday morning he got up between eight and nine o'clock, and complained of not feeling well.’
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    1. 1.1Used following a numeral to indicate direction or bearing with reference to an imaginary clock face, 12 o'clock being thought of as directly in front or overhead.
      ‘“I think we've got some action at 11 o'clock,” he said, gesturing toward the eastern plains’
      • ‘The shot is there, but it has to hit his front rock at 11 o'clock, exactly, to hit this back rock.’
      • ‘Next, the tip of your right shoe should finish on the floor at eight o'clock.’
      • ‘The little gun proved pretty well regulated, shooting just to the left of my six o'clock hold.’