noun Etymology: Middle English orloge, from Anglo-French oriloge, from Latin horologium, from Greek hōrologion, from hōra hour + legein to gather — more at year, legend Date: 14th century a timekeeping device

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(of any kind)

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  • Horologe — Hor o*loge, n. [OE. horologe, orloge, timepiece, OF. horloge, orloge, oriloge, F. horloge, L. horologium, fr. Gr. ?; ? hour + ? to say, tell. See {Hour}, and {Logic}.] 1. A servant who called out the hours. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horologe — [ɔʀɔlɔʒ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1873, P. Larousse; grec horologion. → Horloge. ❖ ♦ Didact. (relig.). Livre de prières quotidiennes dans l Église chrétienne d Orient …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • horologe — [hôr′ə lōj΄, hôr′əläj΄] n. [ME < OFr < L horologium < Gr hōrologion < hōra, HOUR + legein, to say: see LOGIC] a timepiece; clock, hourglass, sundial, etc …   English World dictionary

  • horologe — /hawr euh lohj , loj , hor /, n. any instrument for indicating the time, esp. a sundial or an early form of clock. [1375 1425; late ME < L horologium HOROLOGIUM; r. ME orloge < MF < L, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • horologe — n. timepiece, clock, hourglass, device which measures or indicates the timehor·o·loge || hÉ”rÉ™ləʊdÊ’ / hÉ’rÉ™lÉ’dÊ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horologe — [ hɒrəlɒdʒ] noun archaic a timepiece. Origin ME: from OFr., via L. from Gk hōrologion, from hōra time + logos telling …   English new terms dictionary

  • horologe — n. Time piece (of any kind) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • horologe — hor·o·loge …   English syllables

  • horologe — hor•o•loge [[t]ˈhɔr əˌloʊdʒ, ˌlɒdʒ, ˈhɒr [/t]] n. hor any instrument for indicating the time, esp. a sundial or an early form of clock • Etymology: 1375–1425; ME orloge < MF < L hōrologium < Gk hōrológion=hōro , comb. form of hṓra hour+… …   From formal English to slang

  • horologe — /ˈhɒrəlɒdʒ/ (say horuhloj) noun Obsolete any instrument for indicating the time. {Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrologion an instrument for telling the hour; replacing Middle English orloge, from Old French} …   Australian English dictionary

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