pour

verb
\ ˈpȯr How to pronounce pour (audio) \
poured; pouring; pours

Definition of pour

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

pour

noun

Definition of pour (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from pour

Verb

pourable \ ˈpȯr-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce pourable (audio) \ adjective
pourer \ ˈpȯr-​ər How to pronounce pourer (audio) \ noun
pouringly \ ˈpȯr-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce pouringly (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms for pour

Synonyms: Verb

stream

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Examples of pour in a Sentence

Verb

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Considering all of the money poured into this series, someone should've noticed the coffee, or at least edited it out, right? Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Rogue Coffee Cup in Game of Thrones Has Been Edited Out," 7 May 2019 In Barbe-Nicole's time, the most common method for refining the vintage was simply to open it and pour the wine into a new bottle, leaving the yeast behind. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "You Have the Founding Mothers of Champagne to Thank for the Bubbly You Drink Today," 8 Mar. 2019 Push rice to sides of the pan, pour eggs into open space, and cook, stirring often, until eggs are almost set, then fold in rice and cook 1 minute more. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Vegetarian Fried Rice," 15 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile in Indiana, Braun, a former state legislator who poured his own money into the race, defeated Reps. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Morrisey pulls off upset in W.Va. Senate primary, as Indiana’s Braun and Ohio’s Renacci win nominations," 2 Oct. 2018 There’s the original Vessyl smart cup, which used sensors to ID the liquids poured into it. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "7 reasons the design industry may have forgotten Yves Béhar," 22 Aug. 2018 Simply place your grates in the bag, pour in the liquid, seal the bag and shake gently so the cleaner coats the racks. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "All the BBQ Cleaning Tips You Need to Get Your Grill Ready for Summer," 5 Apr. 2019 People are surprised when water starts pouring out of their air conditioning system. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The DIY Guide To Fixing Your Leaky Air Conditioner," 15 Mar. 2019 Soon enough, the internet's replies came pouring in, with everyone wanting to put their two cents in on the Great Towel Debate. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Everyone Seems to Be Divided on How Many Towels to Own—Here’s What We Think," 19 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Upstairs at Fred’s, Chanel and Barneys hosted a whimsical dinner for the partnership with ranunculus floral arrangements and unlimited pours of wine. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Chanel Hosts a Magical Dinner to Celebrate Its Barneys New York Pop-Up," 4 Apr. 2019 The mildly sweet squish of marshmallow, perfectly preserved by the liquid-nitrogen pour, floated effortlessly across the nearly grainy matcha-bar texture and flavor. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Yes, we flew to Japan to watch someone pour liquid nitrogen on custom Kit Kats," 28 Oct. 2018 Rodas said participants can taste wine for $2 per pour from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and can wander among the art work with their commemorative wine glass in hand. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Arts festival features more vendors, tastes of vino, local music," 13 June 2018 There are areas to enjoy traditional Starbucks beverages along with coffee prepared using such brewing methods as the pour over or a coffee press. Charles Passy, WSJ, "In New York, Don’t Just Drink Your Coffee—Learn About It First," 23 Feb. 2019 There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic — give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "‘He’s peeing!’: A man’s grabby hands were just the start of this plane nightmare, FBI says," 21 May 2018 There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic - give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "A man's grabby hands were just the start of a Frontier plane nightmare, FBI says," 21 May 2018 Rows of these individual-sized mugs are stacked below the pours for patrons to grab and go. Lee A. Litas, chicagotribune.com, "Owner of shuttered Nevin's opens new bar in Evanston featuring self-pour beer," 20 May 2018 Roll Call Lager will be tapped, and a special guest will pull the first pour at 4 p.m. Complimentary appetizers will be served until 6 p.m. Cash bar. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Beer calendar: Great Lakes tap specials, police benefit at Platform, more," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of pour

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pour

Verb

Middle English

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pour

verb

English Language Learners Definition of pour

: 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

verb
\ ˈpȯr How to pronounce pour (audio) \
poured; pouring

Kids Definition of pour

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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