Dictionary.com

pour

[ pawr, pohr ]
/ pɔr, poʊr /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: pour / poured / pouring on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of pour

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English pouren; origin uncertain
pause, paws, pores, pours
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for pour

pour
/ (pɔː) /

verb

noun

a pouring, downpour, etc
pourer, noun
C13: of unknown origin
The verbs pour and pore are sometimes confused: she poured cream over her strudel; she pored (not poured) over the manuscript
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with pour

pour

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Hate Typos? Get Grammar Coach