Definitions of scour

  1. To clean; to lie purged to excess; to range about; to scamper.
  2. To clean or be cleaned by washing and rubbing.
  3. To purge.
  4. To traverse thoroughly; search through.
  5. To skim along.
  6. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
  7. To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
  8. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
  9. To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
  10. To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; - often with off or away.
  11. To clean by rubbing with something rough: to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc.: to remove by rubbing: to pass quickly over: to range.
  12. To clean by rubbing with something rough; cleanse from grease, & c.; range.
  13. To clean anything by rubbing.
  14. To cleanse anything.
  15. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
  16. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
  17. To scrub anything with thoroughness.
  18. scour a surface
  19. examine minutely; " The police scoured the country for the fugitive"
  20. rub hard or scrub; " scour the counter tops"
  21. To clean by rubbing with something rough; to rub clean or bright; to remove by scouring; to purge violently; to range over; to clear; to brush along.
  22. To clean or brighten by rubbing; to clean from grease or dirt, as articles of dress; to search thoroughly in order to take or drive away; to pass swiftly over, as water; to be purged excessively; to clean thoroughly; to clear; to run with great eagerness and swiftness; to rove; to range.
  23. a place that is scoured ( especially by running water)
  24. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
  25. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
  26. SCOURER.
  27. A kind of diarrhoea or dysentery in cattle.