Definitions of sour

  1. To turn acid; to become peevish or crabbed.
  2. To turn to acid; to make or become cross.
  3. To make or become sour or morose.
  4. To make sour or acid: to make cross, peevish, or discontented.
  5. To become sour or acid: to become peevish or crabbed.
  6. make sour or more sour
  7. go sour or spoil; " The milk has soured"; " The wine worked"; " The cream has turned-- we have to throw it out"
  8. To make acid; to make harsh, cold, or unkindly; to make cross, peevish, or discontented.
  9. To make or become acid; to cause to have a sharp taste; to acquire the quality of tartness; to make harsh in temper; to become crabbed or peevish.
  10. Sourness.
  11. Something sour.
  12. Sourly.
  13. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
  14. having a sharp biting taste
  15. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart.
  16. Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned.
  17. Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply.
  18. Afflictive; painful.
  19. Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh.
  20. To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances.
  21. To make cold and unproductive, as soil.
  22. To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable.
  23. To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly.
  24. To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes.
  25. To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.
  26. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste; turned or changed so as to become acid, rancid, or musty; cross.
  27. Having a pungent, acid taste: turned, as milk: rancid: crabbed or peevish in temper: bitter.
  28. Acid; tart; crabbed.
  29. To make, or become, sour.
  30. Sharp to the taste; acid; fermented.
  31. Austere; morose.
  32. Acid; sharp to the taste; acid and astringent; harsh of temper; crabbed; peevish; expressing peevishness; harsh to the feelings; rancid; turned, as milk.
  33. Acid; having a pungent taste; harsh of temper or disposition; morose; turned, as milk.