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Meaning of POUR

Pronunciation:  powr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
  2. [v]  flow in a spurt; of liquids; "Water poured all over the floor"
  3. [v]  cause to run; of liquids
  4. [v]  pour out; of wines or sherry
  5. [v]  supply in large amounts or quantities; "We poured money into the education of our children"
  6. [v]  rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

POUR is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pelt, pullulate, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream, stream, swarm, teem
 See Also: belt down, bolt down, course, crowd, crowd together, decant, displace, down, dribble, drink down, drip, effuse, flow, furnish, gush, kill, move, pour, pour down, pour forth, pour out, provide, rain, rain down, regurgitate, render, run, shed, sheet, sluice, sluice down, spill, spill out, spill over, spirt, spout, spurt, supply, toss off, transfuse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pour\, a.
    Poor. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Pour\, v. i.
    To pore. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Pour\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pouring}.] [OE. pouren, of uncertain origin; cf. W. bwrw to
    cast, throw, shed, bwrw gwlaw to rain.]
    1. To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything
       flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it;
       as, to pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a
       decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or
    2. To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let
       escape freely or wholly.
             I . . . have poured out my soul before the Lord. --1
                                                   Sam. i. 15.
             Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee.
                                                   --Ezek. vii.
             London doth pour out her citizens !   --Shak.
             Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With
             such a full and unwithdrawing hand ?  --Milton.
    3. To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge
             Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? --Pope.
  4. \Pour\, v. i.
    To flow, pass, or issue in a stream, or as a stream; to fall
    continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours; the people
    poured out of the theater.
          In the rude throng pour on with furious pace. --Gay.
  5. \Pour\, n.
    A stream, or something like a stream; a flood. [Colloq.] ``A
    pour of rain.'' --Miss Ferrier.
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