pour

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1pour

verb \ˈpr\

: to cause (something) to flow in a steady stream from or into a container or place

: to fill a cup or glass with a drink for someone

: to flow or move continuously in a steady stream

Full Definition of POUR

transitive verb
1
a :  to cause to flow in a stream
b :  to dispense from a container <poured drinks for everyone>
2
:  to supply or produce freely or copiously <poured money into the project>
3
:  to give full expression to :  vent <poured out his feelings>
intransitive verb
1
:  to move with a continuous flow
2
:  to rain hard
3
:  to move or come continuously :  stream <complaints poured in>
4
:  to score easily or freely (as in basketball) —used with in <poured in 30 points>
pour·able \ˈpr-ə-bəl\ adjective
pour·er \-ər\ noun
pour·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of POUR

  1. He carefully poured the water into her glass.
  2. Pour the sauce over the pasta.
  3. She poured salt into the palm of her hand and then sprinkled it over the stew.
  4. The smokestacks poured out thick clouds of black smoke.
  5. The burst pipe poured out water.
  6. The concrete foundation has been poured.
  7. Can I pour you some lemonade?
  8. Smoke poured out from the chimney.
  9. Sweat was pouring from her brow.

Origin of POUR

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to POUR

2pour

noun

Definition of POUR

1
:  the action of pouring :  stream
2
a :  an instance of pouring or an amount poured
b :  a heavy fall of rain :  downpour

First Known Use of POUR

1790

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

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