pour /ˈpor, ˈpɔr/
Pour a. Poor. [Obs.]
Pour v. i. To pore. [Obs.]
Pour v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poured p. pr. & vb. n. Pouring.]
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? --Pope.
Pour, v. i. To flow, pass, or issue in a stream, or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours; the people poured out of the theater.
In the rude throng pour on with furious pace. --Gay.
Pour, n. A stream, or something like a stream; a flood. [Colloq.] “A pour of rain.”
v 1: cause to run; "pour water over the floor"
2: move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the
theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza" [syn: swarm,
stream, teem, pullulate]
3: pour out; "the sommelier decanted the wines" [syn: decant,
4: flow in a spurt; "Water poured all over the floor"
5: supply in large amounts or quantities; "We poured money into
the education of our children"
6: rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring
outside!" [syn: pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain