outpouring

noun out·pour·ing \ ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of outpouring

1 : the act of pouring out
  • an outpouring of emotion
2 : something that pours out or is poured out : outflow

Examples of outpouring in a Sentence

  1. an outpouring of affection and support for the high school athlete in need of an organ transplant

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First Known Use of outpouring

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OUTPOURING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outpouring for English Language Learners

  • : an act of expressing an emotion or feeling in a very powerful way

  • : a large amount of something that is given or received in a short period of time


OUTPOURING Defined for Kids

outpouring

noun out·pour·ing \ ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr-iŋ \

Definition of outpouring for Students

: an act of expressing or giving freely
  • There was an outpouring of sympathy.


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