American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make (a liquid or granular solid) stream or flow, as from a container.
- v. 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.
- v. To stream or flow continuously or profusely.
- v. To rain hard or heavily.
- v. To pass or proceed in large numbers or quantity: Students poured into the auditorium.
- v. To serve a beverage, such as tea or coffee, to a gathering: We need someone to pour.
- n. A pouring or flowing forth, especially a downpour of rain.
- idiom. pour it on Informal To move or perform an activity at maximum speed or intensity.
- idiom. pour it on Informal To speak or express oneself continuously or elaborately.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to flow or stream, as a liquid or granular substance, either out of a vessel or into one; discharge in a stream: as, to pour out wine; to pour in salt or sand.
- To cause to flow or fall in a succession of streams or drops; rain.
- To send forth as in a stream; discharge; emit; send forth in profusion or as in a flood, as words.
- Hence To shed; expend: as, to pour out one's blood.
- To flow; issue forth in a stream: as, the water poured over the rocks.
- To fall, as a torrent of rain; rain hard.
- To rush on as in a stream; come forth in great numbers.
- To spread; become diffused.
- n. Continuous motion as of a stream; flow.
- n. A heavy fall of rain; a downpour.
- A Middle English form of pore.
- n. A Middle English form of power.
- A Middle English form of poor.
- n. In founding: the quantity of material or molten metal poured from one charging of a cupola;
- n. the act or operation of pouring molten metal into a mold.
- v. transitive To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it
- v. transitive To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
- v. transitive To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
- v. intransitive To flow, pass or issue in or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours.
- n. The act of pouring.
- n. Something, or an amount, poured.
- n. colloquial A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Poor.
- v. obsolete To pore.
- v. To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it
- v. To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
- v. To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
- v. To flow, pass, or issue in a stream, or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly
- n. colloq. A stream, or something like a stream; a flood.
- v. cause to run
- v. supply in large amounts or quantities
- v. move in large numbers
- v. rain heavily
- v. flow in a spurt
- v. pour out
- 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"). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_afin de procurer_ [pour avoir] des armes et des soldats _pour aider_”
“_machines pour remonter les batteaux, machines pour_ -- a great many things which you would like to see I am sure over my father's shoulder.”
“One former péquiste independent, Lisette Lapointe, has expressed support for the new movement founded under the name pour le Québec.”
“Moi, je suis un peu embêté, car je me dis: '' quand on s'en va dans la politique aujourd'hui, faudrais-tu passer chez le médecin pour se faire castrer? '”
“Milles mercis encore Tante Marie-Francoise et Kristin pour le translation.”
“Français · Congo (RDC): Un projet de loi américain pour contrôler les compagnies minières”
“Mmes Houessou et Gandaho veulent monter une petite boutique à Cotonou au Bénin pour nourrir leurs 4 enfants correctement.”
“Français · Nigeria: Le câble sous-marin pour Internet GLO-1 arrive à Lagos”
“Après tout, les américains se font une idée précise de l´Afrique: celle d´un continent de pauvres, de défaillants et d´incapables dont on avait besoin pour se sentir encore plus fort dans sa richesse et sa puissante politique, militaire et économique.”
“We really need the sky to open up and flippin 'pour, but that doesn't seem to be forthcoming.”
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