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pour

verb \ ˈpȯr \

Definition of pour

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
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

pourable

play \ˈpȯr-ə-bəl\ adjective

pourer

play \-ər\ noun

pouringly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of pour in a Sentence

  1. He carefully poured the water into her glass.

  2. Pour the sauce over the pasta.

  3. She poured salt into the palm of her hand and then sprinkled it over the stew.

  4. The smokestacks poured out thick clouds of black smoke.

  5. The burst pipe poured out water.

  6. The concrete foundation has been poured.

  7. Can I pour you some lemonade?

  8. Smoke poured out from the chimney.

  9. Sweat was pouring from her brow.

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Origin and Etymology of pour

Middle English

pour Synonyms

Synonyms
stream
Antonyms
back up
Related Words
ladle, spoon; cascade, trickle; deluge, flood, inundate, overflow
Near Antonyms
clot, coagulate, congeal, gel, harden, set

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pour

noun

Definition of pour

1 :the action of pouring :stream
2 a :an instance of pouring or an amount poured
b :a heavy fall of rain :downpour

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First Known Use of pour

1790

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POUR Defined for English Language Learners

pour

verb

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

pour

verb \ ˈpȯr \

Definition of pour for Students

poured; pouring
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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