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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sour /ˈsaʊ(ə)r/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sour /ˈsaʊ(ə)r/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sour a. [Compar. Sourer superl. Sourest.]
 1. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart.
    All sour things, as vinegar, provoke appetite.   --Bacon.
 2. Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned.
 3. Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply. “A sour countenance.”
 He was a scholar . . .
 Lofty and sour to them that loved him not,
 But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.   --Shak.
 4. Afflictive; painful. Sour adversity.”
 5. Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh.
 Sour dock Bot., sorrel.
 Sour gourd Bot., the gourdlike fruit Adansonia Gregorii, and Adansonia digitata; also, either of the trees bearing this fruit. See Adansonia.
 Sour grapes. See under Grape.
 Sour gum Bot. See Turelo.
 Sour plum Bot., the edible acid fruit of an Australian tree (Owenia venosa); also, the tree itself, which furnished a hard reddish wood used by wheelwrights.
 Syn: -- Acid; sharp; tart; acetous; acetose; harsh; acrimonious; crabbed; currish; peevish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sour, n. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sour, v. t.
 1. To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances.
 So the sun's heat, with different powers,
 Ripens the grape, the liquor sours.   --Swift.
 2. To make cold and unproductive, as soil.
 3. To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable.
 To sour your happiness I must report,
 The queen is dead.   --Shak.
 4. To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly. Souring his cheeks.”
    Pride had not sour'd nor wrath debased my heart.   --Harte.
 5. To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sour, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Soured p. pr. & vb. n. Souring.] To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.
    They keep out melancholy from the virtuous, and hinder the hatred of vice from souring into severity.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: smelling of fermentation or staleness [syn: rancid]
      2: having a sharp biting taste [ant: sweet]
      3: one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of
         vinegar or lemons
      4: in an unpalatable state; "sour milk" [syn: off, turned]
      5: inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing
         was off key" [syn: false, off-key]
      6: showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the
         proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless
         shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and
         unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic
         young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen
         crowd" [syn: dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody,
          morose, saturnine, sullen]
      n 1: a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin)
           mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
      2: the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken
         into the mouth [syn: sourness, tartness]
      3: the property of being acidic [syn: sourness, acidity]
      v 1: go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked";
           "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out" [syn: turn,
            ferment, work]
      2: make sour or more sour [syn: acidify, acidulate, acetify]
         [ant: sweeten]