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

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 That backlash was equally met with an outpour of support on social media for Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s crew and cast, led by Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Fan Favorite 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' May Have Suitors After Its Cancellation by Fox," 11 May 2018 We are humbled by the outpour of Cleveland interest and support. Yadi Rodriguez, cleveland.com, "Artisan Anthony's withdraws from Best Soup contest, George's Kitchen's chicken noodle holds top spot in poll," 19 Mar. 2018 Also drawn in by the overwhelming outpour of girl power, celebrities and politicians have used social media to share messages of hope and encouragement. Luria Freeman, EW.com, "Celebrities celebrate International Women's Day," 8 Mar. 2018 An overwhelming outpour of community support took place in Broward County two weeks following the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Jewish Federation provides Purim bags to those affected by school shooting," 2 Mar. 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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The first known use of outpour was circa 1560

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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