out·​pour | \ ˌau̇t-ˈpȯr How to pronounce outpour (audio) , ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr \
outpoured; outpouring; outpours

Definition of outpour

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to pour out


out·​pour | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr How to pronounce outpour (audio) \

Definition of outpour (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for outpour

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of outpour in a Sentence

Noun the roadways around the new plant are being widened to handle the expected outpour of vehicles at the end of the day shift
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Since the law was first presented in congress two weeks ago, there has been outpouring against it. Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times, "Mexico Strengthens Military’s Role in Drug War, Outraging Critics," 15 Dec. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Despite an initial outpour of community support, anxiety over the encampments was rising. Gili Ostfield, The New Republic, "Ten Moves, Two Tents, and Five Months of a Housing Reckoning in Minneapolis," 30 Oct. 2020 Fans of the artist showed an outpour of love and support on Twitter. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "John Legend Moves Fans With His “Beautiful” 2020 BET Awards Performance," 29 June 2020 Following today’s news, an outpour of love has come from fellow Drag Race queens on social media. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Drag Superstar Chi Chi DeVayne Dies at 34," 20 Aug. 2020 Many took to the comments section to show an outpour of love and support for the couple. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Bindi Irwin Shared a Tribute to Her Late Dad Steve Days Before Her Pregnancy Announcement," 11 Aug. 2020 Since the outpour of support, the man has not tried to erase the message again. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "After a White man repeatedly erased girl's 'Black Lives Matter' chalk drawing in front of her home, neighbors stepped in to show support," 8 Aug. 2020 For Justin, witnessing the outpour of support from his community has truly blown him away. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Georgia Teen Loses Both Parents to Coronavirus 4 Days Apart: 'They Were Loving Toward Everybody'," 3 Aug. 2020 Fans of John were overwhelmed by his performance, immediately showing an outpour of love and support on Twitter. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "John Legend Moves Fans With His “Beautiful” 2020 BET Awards Performance," 29 June 2020 Gutierrez received an outpour of support, and a GoFundMe campaign acting as a virtual tip jar for the barista has raised over $105,000 thus far. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Starbucks to Require All Customers to Wear Masks Across the Country," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of outpour


circa 1560, in the meaning defined above


1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Outpour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpour. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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