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Definition of "pour" []

  • To make (a liquid or granular solid) stream or flow, as from a container. (verb-transitive)
  • To send forth, produce, express, or utter copiously, as if in a stream or flood: poured money into the project; poured out my inner thoughts. (verb-transitive)
  • To stream or flow continuously or profusely. (verb-intransitive)
  • To rain hard or heavily. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pass or proceed in large numbers or quantity: Students poured into the auditorium. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pour" in a sentence
  • "_afin de procurer_ [pour avoir] des armes et des soldats _pour aider_"
  • "_machines pour remonter les batteaux, machines pour_ -- a great many things which you would like to see I am sure over my father's shoulder."
  • "One former péquiste independent, Lisette Lapointe, has expressed support for the new movement founded under the name pour le Québec."