Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Pour'
- cause to run; "pour water over the floor"
- move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza" [syn: swarm, stream, teem, pullulate]
- pour out; "the sommelier decanted the wines" [syn: decant, pour out]
- flow in a spurt; "Water poured all over the floor"
- supply in large amounts or quantities; "We poured money into the education of our children"
- rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!" [syn: pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets}]
- Pour \Pour\, n.
A stream, or something like a stream; a flood. [Colloq.] ``A
pour of rain.'' --Miss Ferrier.
- Pour \Pour\, a.
Poor. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
- Pour \Pour\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poured; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pouring.] [OE. pouren, of uncertain origin; cf. W. bwrw to
cast, throw, shed, bwrw gwlaw to rain.]
- To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it; as, to pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust.
- To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly. I . . . have poured out my soul before the Lord. --1 Sam. i. 15. Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee. --Ezek. vii. 8. London doth pour out her citizens ! --Shak. Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With such a full and unwithdrawing hand ? --Milton.
- To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge
Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? --Pope.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pour'
Rain (from the ancient Greek "ranis", droplet) is liquid precipitation, as opposed to non-liquid kinds of precipitation such as snow, hail and sleet. Rain requires the presence of a thick layer of the atmosphere to have temperatures above the melting point of water near and above the Earth's surface. On Earth, it is the condensation of atmospheric water vapor into drops of water heavy enough to fall, often making it to the surface. Two processes, possibly acting together, can lead to air becoming saturated leading to rainfall: cooling the air or adding water vapor to the air. Virga is precipitation that begins falling to the earth but evaporates before reaching the surface; it is one of the ways air can become saturated. Precipitation forms via collision with other rain drops or ice crystals within a cloud. Rain drops range in size from oblate, pancake-like shapes for larger drops, to small spheres for smaller drops.[See more about Pour at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Pour' in famous quotation sentence
* Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Og Mandino
* A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away. - Arab Proverb
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