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 After many months of feeling alone, the outpour of messages, posts, DMs, texts, food, flowers, and calls have meant so much. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Kellee Kim of Survivor speaks out on inappropriate touching incidents," 19 Nov. 2019 Mary Stone said the outpour has been overwhelming, but helped her realize how food and good people make a lasting impact on communities. Segann March, Cincinnati.com, "'We've shared their dreams and heartaches:' Owner of Stone's Restaurant reflects on closing," 24 Jan. 2020 In an outpour of support, his community bands together to prove his innocence and rectify a crime that ruined lives. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "King of Staten Island," 15 Jan. 2020 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

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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 29 May. 2020.

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