ounce /ˈaʊn(t)s/ 名詞
1. A unit of mass or weight, the sixteenth part of a pound avoirdupois, and containing 28.35 grams or 437½ grains.
2. Troy Weight The twelfth part of a troy pound; one troy ounce weighs 31.103486 grams, 8 drams, or 480 grains.
Note: ☞ The troy ounce contains twenty pennyweights, each of twenty-four grains, or, in all, 480 grains, and is the twelfth part of the troy pound. The troy ounce is also a weight in apothecaries' weight. [Troy ounce is sometimes written as one word, troyounce.]
3. Fig.: A small portion; a bit. [Obs.]
By ounces hung his locks that he had. --Chaucer.
Fluid ounce. See under Fluid, n.
Ounce, n. Zool. A feline quadruped (Felis irbis syn. Felis uncia) resembling the leopard in size, and somewhat in color, but it has longer and thicker fur, which forms a short mane on the back. The ounce is pale yellowish gray, with irregular dark spots on the neck and limbs, and dark rings on the body. It inhabits the lofty mountain ranges of Asia. Called also once.
n 1: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one
twelfth of a pound [syn: troy ounce, apothecaries'
2: a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16
drams or 28.349 grams [syn: oz.]
3: large feline of upland central Asia having long thick
whitish fur [syn: snow leopard, Panthera uncia]