- to send (a liquid, fluid, or anything in loose particles) flowing or falling, as from one container to another, or into, over, or on something: to pour a glass of milk; to pour water on a plant.
- to emit or propel, especially continuously or rapidly: The hunter poured bullets into the moving object.
- to produce or utter in or as in a stream or flood (often followed by out): to pour out one's troubles to a friend.
- to issue, move, or proceed in great quantity or number: Crowds poured from the stadium after the game.
- to flow forth or along; stream: Floodwaters poured over the embankments.
- to rain heavily (often used impersonally with it as subject): It was pouring, but fortunately we had umbrellas.
- the act of pouring.
- an abundant or continuous flow or stream: a pour of invective.
- a heavy fall of rain.
Origin of pour
Related Words for pourrush, drain, stream, spill, spew, flow, flood, cascade, splash, gush, discharge, swarm, drench, emit, throng, teem, sheet, jet, crowd, sluice
Examples from the Web for pour
Contemporary Examples of pour
Fold the parchment paper with the dry ingredients in half and pour into the stand mixer.
This will make it easy to pour the flour mixture into the stand mixer.
Place the thinly sliced shallots in a medium bowl and pour buttermilk over to coat.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
Cover crust with parchment paper and pour in baking beans or weights.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie
December 26, 2014
“They would bend my head back, put a towel over my face and pour water over the towel,” Harrison was quoted as saying.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
Historical Examples of pour
At last, I asked, if it were his pleasure that I should pour him out another dish?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Pour this into the liquid and add the sugar and the juice of the lemon.
Remove from the fire and pour into the baked crust of a pie.
Besides its trade and its armorers, other causes had combined to pour wealth into it.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Pour in the heated liquid and season with the salt and pepper.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- to flow or cause to flow in a stream
- (tr) to issue, emit, etc, in a profuse way
- Also: pour with rain (intr often foll by down) to rain heavilyit's pouring down outside
- (intr) to move together in large numbers; swarm
- (intr) to serve tea, coffee, etcshall I pour?
- it never rains but it pours events, esp unfortunate ones, come together or occur in rapid succession
- pour cold water on informal to be unenthusiastic about or discourage
- pour oil on troubled waters to try to calm a quarrel, etc
- a pouring, downpour, etc
Word Origin for pour
c.1300, of unknown origin, not in Old English; perhaps from Old French (Flanders dialect) purer "to sift (grain), pour out (water)," from Latin purare "to purify," from purus "pure" (see pure). Replaced Old English geotan. Intransitive sense from 1530s. Related: Poured; pouring; pourable. As a noun from 1790.
In addition to the idioms beginning with pour
- pour cold water on
- pour oil on troubled waters
- pour on the coal
- pour out one's heart
- it never rains but it pours