pour
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cause to flow in a stream b. to dispense from a container <
poured drinks for everyone
>
2. to supply or produce freely or copiously <
poured money into the project
>
3. to give full expression to ; vent <
poured out his feelings
>
intransitive verb 1. to move with a continuous flow 2. to rain hard 3. to move or come continuously ; stream <
complaints poured in
>
4. to score easily or freely (as in basketball) — used with in <
poured in 30 points
>
pourable adjectivepourer nounpouringly adverb II. noun Date: 1790 1. the action of pouring ; stream 2. a. an instance of pouring or an amount poured b. a heavy fall of rain ; downpour

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  • Pour — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pour — 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. [1913 Webster] In the rude throng pour on with furious pace. Gay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pour — Pour, n. A stream, or something like a stream; a flood. [Colloq.] A pour of rain. Miss Ferrier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pour — Pour, a. Poor. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pour — Pour, v. i. To pore. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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