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within 60 minutes (which is one hour)

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Actually, that is not correct. Within the hour means it will occur before the next hour begins. In your situation, it would mean 4:00. If it was stated within the NEXT hour, that would mean 4:30. We, as lazy speakers, have shortened it and most people accept it as meaning within the next 60 minutes. But, when you are making promises maybe you should state "Within the next hour when you mean 60 minutes. I know, splitting hairs, but...

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Q: What does within the hour mean Lets say it was three thirty and i said i would be at home within the hour does that mean i will be there by four or by four thirty?
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