from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device, such as a clock or sundial, used in telling time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. : A clock or watch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A servant who called out the hours.
- n. An instrument indicating the time of day; a timepiece of any kind; a watch, clock, or dial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of mechanism for indicating the hours of the day; a clock; a time-piece of any kind.
- n. One who tells the hour; a servant formerly employed to call out or announce the hours.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
Middle English orloge, from Old French, from Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrologion : hōrā, hour, season; see yēr- in Indo-European roots + legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin horologium, "sundial" or "clock". (Wiktionary)