An example of a pour is a heavy rainstorm.
Poured money into the project; poured out my inner thoughts.
We need someone to pour.
To pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust.
A pour of rain. --Miss Ferrier.
An example of to pour is to transfer iced tea from a jug to a glass.
Water poured over the dam.
It has been pouring for an hour.
Students poured into the auditorium.
- To move or perform an activity at maximum speed or intensity.
- To speak or express oneself continuously or elaborately.
- To flatter profusely.
- To increase one's efforts greatly, work very hard, etc.
- To go very fast.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of pour
- Middle English pouren perhaps from Old North French purer to sift, pour out from Latin pūrāre to purify from pūrus pure peuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Displaced native Middle English schenchen, schenken (“to pour") (from Old English scencan (“to pour out")), Èeoten, yetten (“to pour") (from Old English Ä¡Ä“otan (“to pour")), temen (“to pour out, empty") (from Old Norse tÇ¿ma (“to pour out, empty")), birlen (“to pour, serve drink to") (from Old English byrelian (“to pour, serve drink to")), hellen (“to pour, pour out") (from Old Norse hella (“to pour out, incline")).