- The definition of a pour is a heavy rain.
An example of a pour is a heavy rainstorm.
- To pour is defined as for a liquid to flow or drop onto something, or to rain heavily.
An example of to pour is to transfer iced tea from a jug to a glass.
Tea being poured into a glass.
pour definition by Webster's New World
- to cause to flow in a continuous stream
- to emit, discharge, supply, utter, etc. profusely or steadily
Origin: Middle English pouren ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to flow freely, continuously, or copiously
- to rain heavily
- to rush in a crowd; swarm
- ☆ to serve as a hostess at a reception or the like by pouring the tea, coffee, etc. for the guests
- an act of pouring
- a heavy rain or downpour
- pourer noun
pour definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb poured, pour·ing, pours verb, transitive
- To make (a liquid or granular solid) stream or flow, as from a container.
- To send forth, produce, express, or utter copiously, as if in a stream or flood: poured money into the project; poured out my inner thoughts.
- To stream or flow continuously or profusely.
- To rain hard or heavily.
- To pass or proceed in large numbers or quantity: Students poured into the auditorium.
- To serve a beverage, such as tea or coffee, to a gathering: We need someone to pour.
Origin: Middle English pouren, perhaps from Old North French purer, to sift, pour out, from Latin pūrāre, to purify, from pūrus, pure; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.
- pourˈer noun
pour - Phrases/Idioms
pour it onâ Slang
- to flatter profusely
- to increase one's efforts greatly, work very hard, etc.
- to go very fast
pour it on
- To move or perform an activity at maximum speed or intensity.
- To speak or express oneself continuously or elaborately.