o'clock
adverb Etymology: contraction of of the clock Date: 1535 1. according to the clock <
the time is three o'clock
>
2. — used for indicating position or direction as if on a clock dial that is oriented vertically or horizontally <
an airplane approaching at six o'clock
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • o'clock — o ·clock …   English syllables

  • o'clock — W3S1 [əˈklɔk US əˈkla:k] adv [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: of the clock] one o clock/two o clock etc one of the times when the clock shows the exact hour as a number from 1 to 12 ▪ It s already 9 o clock. ▪ The meeting is at 10 o clock. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ O… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • o'clock — W3S1 [əˈklɔk US əˈkla:k] adv [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: of the clock] one o clock/two o clock etc one of the times when the clock shows the exact hour as a number from 1 to 12 ▪ It s already 9 o clock. ▪ The meeting is at 10 o clock. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ O… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • O'clock — est un tagueur / graffeur parisien membre de différents crew ou posse: les 156 (groupe old school originaire de New York City), LT27 ( groupe parisien 1997/2002), YKS et P2B ces dernières années. Il est souvent considéré comme l un des taggeurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • o'clock — [ ə klak ] adverb ** one o clock/four o clock etc. used for saying what time it is when a clock shows the exact hour: I have a meeting at three o clock. It s nine o clock …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • o'clock — [ə kläk′, ōkläk′] adv. 1. of or according to the clock [nine o clock at night] 2. as if on a clock dial, with the number 12 straight ahead or directly overhead: used to indicate direction, esp. of an approaching aircraft …   English World dictionary

  • o'clock — c.1720, abbreviation of of the clock, from M.E. of the clokke (late 14c.). Attested from 1904 in reference to direction (by shooters, fighter pilots, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • o'clock — ► ADVERB ▪ used to specify the hour when telling the time. ORIGIN contraction of of the clock …   English terms dictionary

  • O'Clock — Tag de O clock dans le tunnel de la gare Namuroise. O Clock est un graffiteur français, originaire de la région parisienne. Il est souvent considéré comme l un des tagueurs les plus productifs et les plus inventifs de l histoire du graffiti… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • o'clock — adverb one o clock/two o clock etc one of the times when the clock shows the exact hour as a number from 1 to 12: “What time is it?” “It s 9 o clock.”. USAGE NOTE: O CLOCK UK US DIFFERENCE O clock is used only when you are talking about the exact …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • o'clock */*/ — UK [əˈklɒk] / US [əˈklɑk] adverb one o clock/four o clock etc used for saying what time it is when a clock shows the exact hour It s nine o clock. I have a meeting at three o clock …   English dictionary

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