Definition of pour
1 a : to cause to flow in a stream b : to dispense from a container <poured drinks for everyone>
2 : to supply or produce freely or copiously <poured money into the project>
3 : to give full expression to : vent <poured out his feelings>
1 : to move with a continuous flow
2 : to rain hard
3 : to move or come continuously : stream <complaints poured in>
4 : to score easily or freely (as in basketball) —used with in <poured in 30 points>
pourableplay \ˈpȯr-ə-bəl\ adjective
pourerplay \-ər\ noun
pouringlyplay \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of pour in a sentence
He carefully poured the water into her glass.
Pour the sauce over the pasta.
She poured salt into the palm of her hand and then sprinkled it over the stew.
The smokestacks poured out thick clouds of black smoke.
The burst pipe poured out water.
The concrete foundation has been poured.
Can I pour you some lemonade?
Smoke poured out from the chimney.
Sweat was pouring from her brow.
Origin and Etymology of pour
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use of pour
POUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pour for English Language Learners
: to cause (something) to flow in a steady stream from or into a container or place
: to fill a cup or glass with a drink for someone
: to flow or move continuously in a steady stream
POUR Defined for Kids
Definition of pour for Students
1 : to flow or cause to flow in or as if in a stream <Pour some tea.> <Smoke poured out the windows.> <His feelings came pouring out.>
2 : to rain hard
3 : to move or come continuously <Money was pouring in.>
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