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

exodus, gush, outflow, outpouring

Antonyms: Noun

flux, inflow, influx, inrush

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Examples of outpour in a Sentence


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

His coming out as gay received an outpour of support and became a significant moment in music. Mikeisha Daché Vaughn, Teen Vogue, "Lil Nas X Has Forever Changed Hip-Hop as an Out, Queer Artist," 30 July 2019 The government was forced to suspend the bill after an unprecedented outpour of popular anger, though officials have so far refused protesters’ demands to completely withdraw it. Mary Hui, Quartz, "How shopping malls became a battleground in Hong Kong’s protests," 23 July 2019 Since posting, Miller has received an outpour of support and wishes for a speedy recovery from friends, fans and dance students alike, including messages from Dance Moms season 8 cast members Elliana Walmsley and Brady Farrar. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Abby Lee Miller Shared An Emotional Instagram Video Before Undergoing Surgery," 18 July 2019 The Instagram post prompted an outpour of support, from many fans. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Amy Roloff Responds to Audrey's Intense Instagram About Her Marriage to Jeremy," 26 June 2019 The popular YouTube star, who runs the channel the Dolan Twins with his twin brother Grayson, took a moment from his recovery to thank his 6.4 million Twitter followers for the outpour of love and support, and to share his newfound perspective. Eileen Reslen, Seventeen, "Ethan Dolan Is 'Happy to Be Alive' After Getting Into a Motorcycle Accident," 7 Aug. 2018 Today, Williams has received an outpour of supporting comments from not only her massive fan base, but celebrities like Solange, Missy Elliot, and Tina Knowles Lawson. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "Michelle Williams Gets Real About Deciding to Seek Mental Health Treatment," 18 July 2018 Meanwhile, fans from all over the country responded to the heartbreaking news with an outpour of support for the country music superstar and his family. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "Walker Hayes Cancels CMT Performance as He and His Wife Mourn the Death of Their Newborn Daughter," 7 June 2018 The Revenge Body star just posted a positive (albeit vague) mantra about kindness to Twitter, which seems to apply to her controversial decision to keep Thompson in her life—despite the outpour of cheating allegations against him. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloé Kardashian Just Tweeted About Kindness Following Tristan Thompson's Cheating Scandal," 16 May 2018

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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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