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)

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, 15 Dec. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The suit led to an outpour of horror stories on social media that exposed what often happens behind game creation. Jay-ann Lopez, refinery29.com, 7 Dec. 2021 After the announcement of his death Mr. Goxx and his owner received an outpour of support on social media. Fortune, 25 Nov. 2021 Denmark midfielder Cristian Eriksen collapsed in a fixture against Finland at the last European Championships, rendering an outpour of emotion and support, as was the case with ex-player Fabrice Muamba nearly a decade ago. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Since asking for prayers, Otis and her family have received an outpour of support from followers. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Biles’ decision resulted in an outpour of love on social media from fellow athletes and viewers: In my eyes, Simone Biles already won. oregonlive, 27 July 2021 Fans sent an outpour of love to the brand and its employees in the comments on social media. Aimee Simeon, refinery29.com, 24 Feb. 2021 Instagram followers flooded the comments section with an outpour of love and support. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 1 May 2021 Entertainment Tonight recently reported that the star is thankful for the outpour of empathy from fans and other celebrities. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, 22 Mar. 2021

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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 24 Jan. 2022.

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