Sour Definition

sour
soured, sourest, sours, sourer
adjective
sourest, sourer
Having the sharp, acid taste of lemon juice, vinegar, green fruit, etc.
Webster's New World
Made acid or rank by or as by fermentation.
Sour milk.
Webster's New World
Having the characteristics of fermentation or rancidity; tasting or smelling of decay.
American Heritage
Cross, bad-tempered, peevish, morose, etc.
A sour mood.
Webster's New World
Ill-disposed and bitter.
Sour toward former associates.
Webster's New World
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noun
sours
The sensation of sour taste, one of the four primary tastes.
American Heritage
That which is sour; something sour.
Webster's New World
A cocktail made with lemon or lime juice, sugar, and, usually, soda water.
A whiskey sour.
Webster's New World
A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
Wiktionary
verb
soured, sours
To make or become sour.
American Heritage
To make or become disagreeable, disillusioned, or disenchanted.
American Heritage
To make or become sour.
The milk will sour, soured on life.
Webster's New World
Sour is to cause dissatisfaction, or is to go bad or rotten.
When you really like a band but then they come out against something you believe in and you really don't respect them after that, this is an example of when you sour on the band.
When milk goes bad, this is an example of when it sours.
YourDictionary

To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.

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Other Word Forms of Sour

Noun

Singular:
sour
Plural:
sours

Adjective

Base Form:
sour
Comparative:
sourer
Superlative:
sourest

Origin of Sour

  • From Middle English sour, from Old English sÅ«r (“sour"), from Proto-Germanic *sÅ«raz (“sour"), from Proto-Indo-European *sÅ«r- (“sour (milk)"). Cognate with West Frisian soer, Dutch zuur (“sour"), Low German suur, German sauer (“sour"), Danish and Swedish sur (“sour"), French sur (“sour"), Icelandic súr (“sour, bitter").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English sūr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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