Definition of Pour in English :

Define Pour in English

Pour meaning in English

Meaning of Pour in English

Pronunciation of Pour in English

Pour pronunciation in English

Pronounce Pour in English


see synonyms of pour


1. pour

cause to run

Example Sentences:
'pour water over the floor'

2. pour, pullulate, stream, swarm, teem

move in large numbers

Example Sentences:
'people were pouring out of the theater'
'beggars pullulated in the plaza'

3. decant, pour, pour out

pour out

Example Sentences:
'the sommelier decanted the wines'

4. pour

flow in a spurt

Example Sentences:
'Water poured all over the floor'

5. pour

supply in large amounts or quantities

Example Sentences:
'We poured money into the education of our children'

6. pelt, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream

rain heavily

Example Sentences:
'Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pour
to flow or cause to flow in a stream
2. (transitive)
to issue, emit, etc, in a profuse way
3. Also: pour with rain (intransitive; often foll by down)
to rain heavily
it's pouring down outside
4. (intransitive)
to move together in large numbers; swarm
5. (intransitive)
to serve tea, coffee, etc
shall I pour?
6.  it never rains but it pours
7.  pour cold water on
8.  pour oil on troubled waters
a pouring, downpour, etc

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see synonyms of pour
verb transitive
to cause to flow in a continuous stream
to emit, discharge, supply, utter, etc. profusely or steadily
verb intransitive
to flow freely, continuously, or copiously
to rain heavily
to rush in a crowd; swarm
6.  US
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

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pour
v. poured, pour·ing, pours
a. To cause (a liquid or granular solid) to stream or flow, as from a container: poured tea from the pot into the cup.
b. To pour a liquid or particles into (a container): poured a glass of milk.
c. To empty (a container) of a liquid or granular solid: poured a bucket of sand on the ground.
2. 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.
1. To stream or flow continuously or profusely: Water poured over the dam.
2. To rain hard or heavily: It has been pouring for an hour.
3. To pass or proceed in large numbers or quantity: Students poured into the auditorium.
4. To serve a beverage, such as tea or coffee, to a gathering: We need someone to pour.
A pouring or flowing forth, especially a downpour of rain.

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