Pour meaning

pôr
The definition of a pour is a heavy rain.

An example of a pour is a heavy rainstorm.

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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.

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To serve a beverage, such as tea or coffee, to a gathering.

We need someone to pour.

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A pouring or flowing forth, especially a downpour of rain.
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To cause to flow in a continuous stream.
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To emit, discharge, supply, utter, etc. profusely or steadily.
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To flow freely, continuously, or copiously.
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To rain heavily.
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To rush in a crowd; swarm.
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To serve as a hostess at a reception or the like by pouring the tea, coffee, etc. for the guests.
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An act of pouring.
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A heavy rain or downpour.
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To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it.

To pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust.

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To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
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To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
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(intransitive) To flow, pass or issue in or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours.

The people poured out of the theater.

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The act of pouring.
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Something, or an amount, poured.
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(colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.

A pour of rain. --Miss Ferrier.

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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.

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To stream or flow continuously or profusely.

Water poured over the dam.

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To rain hard or heavily.

It has been pouring for an hour.

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To pass or proceed in large numbers or quantity.

Students poured into the auditorium.

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pour it on
  • To move or perform an activity at maximum speed or intensity.
  • To speak or express oneself continuously or elaborately.
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pour it on
  • To flatter profusely.
  • To increase one's efforts greatly, work very hard, etc.
  • To go very fast.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

pour it on
pour it on

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")), ȝeoten, 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")).
    From Wiktionary
  • From Middle English pouren, pouren (“to pour"). Origin uncertain. Likely of Celtic origin, from Celtic base *purr- (“to jerk, throw (water)"). Akin to Welsh bwrw (“to cast; to strike; to rain"), Scottish Gaelic purr (“to push, thrust, urge, drive"), Irish purraim (“I push, I jerk").
    From Wiktionary