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Definitions of pour

  1. pour out; of wines or sherry
  2. rain heavily; " Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
  3. move in large numbers; " people were pouring out of the theater"; " beggars pullulated in the plaza"
  4. flow in a spurt; of liquids; " Water poured all over the floor"
  5. cause to run; of liquids
  6. supply in large amounts or quantities; " We poured money into the education of our children"
  7. flow in a spurt; " Water poured all over the floor"
  8. cause to run; " pour water over the floor"
  9. pour out; " the sommelier decanted the wines"
  10. Poor.
  11. To pore.
  12. 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 dust.
  13. To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
  14. To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
  15. 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.
  16. A stream, or something like a stream; a flood.
  17. To cause to flow in a stream; send forth freely.
  18. To come or flow forth freely in a stream.
  19. To cause to flow: to throw with force: to send forth: to give vent to: to utter.
  20. To flow: to issue forth: to rush.
  21. To flow; issue; rush; rain heavily.
  22. To send forth; discharge as a liquid; utter.
  23. To cause to flow in a continuous stream.
  24. To flow forth; fall profusely.
  25. A flow or downfall.
  26. To empty, as liquids, out of any vessel; to send forth in a stream; to send forth with a gush or in profusion.
  27. To flow rapidly; to issue forth in a stream; to rush in a crowd.
  28. To let some liquid out of a bottle or vessel; to let or cause to flow, as water; to discharge in a continuous stream; to flow; to send forth; to move or rush tumultuously, as a stream or a crowd.

Usage examples for pour

  1. Wait until we pour the bell. – The Clock Strikes Thirteen by Mildred A. Wirt
  2. What if it does pour? – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  3. Then pour over about a quart of boiling water, and let stand about four minutes. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  4. The prince said, " Pour out the draught by the bed- side." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  5. Pour it off clear, add as much more water, and let it stand the same time. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  6. Stir until smooth, and pour around meat cakes. – Better Meals for Less Money by Mary Green
  7. Put four ounces of butter in a frying- pan, and set it on the fire; when melted, pour the eggs in, and toss and stir as directed. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  8. He wanted to pour his whole heart out to Roberta March, and, showing her its present passion, to ask her to forgive those days in which his mind only had appeared to be engaged. – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  9. A rock of stone would pour them forth, sir, before such goodness as yours! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  10. They were in awful danger now, as the sea began to pour down into the cabins, and the masts and sails being in the water the ship could not " right," or become straight again. – The Life of a Ship by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. Pour of the heads are preserved, and, as the expression of each differs from that of the other, it is quite evident that some show him as a young, others as an old, man. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
  12. Then pour the cold water all over him and let him shake himself well. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  13. Well, keep it till she be here, and then out let it pour! – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  14. Pour in a little water. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  15. He shook it off angrily, and began to pour. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  16. Yea, and we also, we Long gazed wistfully Towards thee, O morning, come at last, And towards the light that thou wilt pour upon us soon! – Emblems Of Love by Lascelles Abercrombie
  17. I could not contain myself; I was compelled to pour forth. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. He travelled constantly, and it was rarely that he required her to pour out his tea for him. – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  19. Shall you ask her to pour tea?" – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
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