outpouring
outpouring out"pour`ing, n. An unrestrained expression (of emotion, feeling); as, an outpouring of grief over the death of Princess Diana. [PJC]

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  • outpouring — index boom (prosperity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outpouring — (n.) mid 15c., a pouring out, from OUT (Cf. out) + infinitive of POUR (Cf. pour) (v.). From 1757 as action of pouring out, originally transferred, of things spiritual; sense of that which is poured out (again, usually transferred) is from 1827 …   Etymology dictionary

  • outpouring — [n] outflow cascade, deluge, discharge, effluence, effusion, flood, flow, gush, issue, jet, leakage, outburst, rush, spurt*, stream, torrent; concept 179 …   New thesaurus

  • outpouring — ► NOUN 1) something that streams out rapidly. 2) an outburst of strong emotion …   English terms dictionary

  • outpouring — [out′pôr΄iŋ] n. 1. the action of pouring out 2. that which pours out; outflow …   English World dictionary

  • outpouring — out|pour|ing [ˈautpo:rıŋ] n 1.) an expression of strong feelings outpouring of ▪ an outpouring of grief 2.) a lot of something that is produced suddenly outpouring of ▪ an outpouring of creative energy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outpouring — UK [ˈaʊtˌpɔːrɪŋ] / US [ˈaʊtˌpɔrɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms outpouring : singular outpouring plural outpourings 1) the act of expressing a strong emotion outpouring of: There was an extraordinary outpouring of grief following her… …   English dictionary

  • outpouring — [[t]a͟ʊtpɔːrɪŋ[/t]] outpourings N COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n An outpouring of something such as an emotion or a reaction is the expression of it in an uncontrolled way. The news of his death produced an instant outpouring of grief. ...an… …   English dictionary

  • outpouring — out|pour|ing [ aut,pɔrıŋ ] noun count or uncount 1. ) the act of expressing a strong emotion: outpouring of: There was an extraordinary outpouring of grief following her death. 2. ) a sudden production of something in large amounts, especially… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outpouring — noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of pouring out < an outpouring of emotion > 2. something that pours out or is poured out ; outflow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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