• (RP) enPR: pô, IPA: /pɔː/
  • (America) enPR: pôr, IPA: /pɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: pōr, IPA: /po(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /poə/
  • (obsolete) enPR pour, IPA: /paʊɹ/, /paʊəɹ/

pour (pours, present participle pouring; past and past participle poured)

  1. (transitive) To cause (liquid, or liquid-like substance) to flow in a stream, either out of a container or into it.
    pour water from a jug
    pour wine into a decanter
    to pour oil onto chips
    to pour out sand or dust.
  2. (transitive, figurative) To send out as in a stream or a flood; to cause (an emotion) to come out; to cause to escape.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 5, prologue]:
      How London doth pour out her citizens.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Samuel 1:15 ↗:
      […] I haue drunke neither wine nor strong drinke, but haue powred out my soule before the Lord.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Ezekiel 7:8 ↗:
      Now will I shortly powre out my furie vpon thee, and accomplish mine anger vpon thee […]
  3. (transitive) To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
    • 1733-1734, Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man
      Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat?
  4. (intransitive) To flow, pass or issue in a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly.
    the rain poured down.
  5. (impersonal) To rain hard.
    It's pouring outside.
  6. (intransitive) Of a beverage, to be on tap or otherwise available for serving to customers.
  7. (intransitive) To move in a throng, as a crowd.
    • 1716, John Gay, Trivia: Or, The Art of Walking the Streets of London
      In the rude throng pour on with furious pace.
    The people poured out of the theater.
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pour (plural pours)

  1. The act of pouring.
    The bartender's inexpert pour left me with a pint of beer that was half foam.
  2. Something, or an amount, poured.
    • 2003, John Brian Newman, B. S. Choo, Advanced concrete technology: Volume 2
      Over this time period, the first concrete pour has not only lost workability but has started to set so that it is no longer affected by the action of a vibrator.
  3. (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.
  • Portuguese: despejamento
  1. Misspelling of pore

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