Definitions for: Pour


[v] move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
[v] flow in a spurt; of liquids; "Water poured all over the floor"
[v] cause to run; of liquids
[v] pour out; of wines or sherry
[v] supply in large amounts or quantities; "We poured money into the education of our children"
[v] rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pour, a.
Poor. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Pour, v. i.
To pore. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


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 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.

2. To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let
escape freely or wholly.

I . . . have poured out my soul before the Lord. --1
Sam. i. 15.

Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee.
--Ezek. vii.
8.

London doth pour out her citizens ! --Shak.

Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With
such a full and unwithdrawing hand ? --Milton.

3. To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge
uninterruptedly.

Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? --Pope.


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.

In the rude throng pour on with furious pace. --Gay.


Pour, n.
A stream, or something like a stream; a flood. [Colloq.] ``A
pour of rain.'' --Miss Ferrier.

Synonyms: pelt, pullulate, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream, stream, swarm, teem

See Also: belt down, bolt down, course, crowd, crowd together, decant, displace, down, dribble, drink down, drip, effuse, flow, furnish, gush, kill, move, pour, pour down, pour forth, pour out, provide, rain, rain down, regurgitate, render, run, shed, sheet, sluice, sluice down, spill, spill out, spill over, spirt, spout, spurt, supply, toss off, transfuse

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