verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of pour
Related Words for pouredrush, drain, stream, spill, spew, flow, flood, cascade, splash, gush, discharge, swarm, drench, emit, throng, teem, sheet, jet, crowd, sluice
Examples from the Web for poured
Contemporary Examples of poured
He poured millions into building Foxcatcher Farm, a wrestling facility boasting top-of-the-line weight machines.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
All these debates and doings made for juicy news, and the men of the local staff, ably bossed by Callahan, poured it out daily.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
He poured the foundation for the concrete road Obama would ride to victory twenty years later.The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson
September 7, 2014
Demurely they poured drinks and politely tried to speak English.Bar-Hopping With the Kyoto Geisha
September 1, 2014
Once dried, a liquid, such as plaster, wax, or bronze, is poured in for a perfect representation of the face.The Ukrainian Face Collector Launches an Exhibition in Kiev
August 21, 2014
Historical Examples of poured
For fifteen years he poured his heart without stint into his work!Way of the Lawless
You've done nothing, when you know you poured out my last dose at twelve?Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Harriet sat with her hands in her lap and listened while Tillie poured out her story.
Too much that Tillie poured out to her found an echo in her own breast.
She brought it obediently and poured it into his cupped hands.
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