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EnglishEdit

 
Ice tea poured into a glass

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English pouren (to pour). Origin uncertain. Likely of Celtic origin, from Celtic base *purr- (to jerk, throw (water)). Akin to Welsh bwrw (to cast; to strike; to rain), Scottish Gaelic purr (to push, thrust, urge, drive), Irish purraim (I push, I jerk). Compare Flemish pouren (to pour)(rare).

Displaced native Middle English schenchen, schenken (to pour) (from Old English scencan (to pour out)), ȝeoten, yetten (to pour) (from Old English ġēotan (to pour)), temen (to pour out, empty) (from Old Norse tǿma (to pour out, empty)), birlen (to pour, serve drink to) (from Old English byrelian (to pour, serve drink to)), hellen (to pour, pour out) (from Old Norse hella (to pour out, incline)).

VerbEdit

pour (third-person singular simple present pours, present participle pouring, simple past and past participle poured)

  1. (transitive) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it.
    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. (transitive) To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
    • The Bible, 1 Samuel i. 15.
      I [] have poured out my soul before the Lord.
    • The Bible, Ezekiel vii. 8
      Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee.
    • William Shakespeare
      London doth pour out her citizens!
    • John Milton
      Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With such a full and unwithdrawing hand?
    • 2013 August 10, “Can China clean up fast enough?”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
      At the same time, it is pouring money into cleaning up the country.
  3. (transitive) To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
    • A. Pope
      Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat?
  4. (intransitive) To flow, pass or issue in a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly
    the rain poured down.
  5. (intransitive) to move in a throng, as a crowd
    • Gay
      In the rude throng pour on with furious pace.
    • 2011 January 8, Chris Bevan, “Arsenal 1-1 Leeds”, in BBC:
      In a breathless finish Arsenal poured forward looking for a winner but Leeds held out for a deserved replay after Bendtner wastefully fired wide and Schmeichel acrobatically kept out Denilson's rasping effort
    The people poured out of the theater.
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NounEdit

pour (plural pours)

  1. The act of pouring.
    The bartender's inexpert pour left me with a pint of beer that was half foam.
  2. Something, or an amount, poured.
    • 2003, John Brian Newman, B. S. Choo, Advanced concrete technology: Volume 2
      Over this time period, the first concrete pour has not only lost workability but has started to set so that it is no longer affected by the action of a vibrator.
  3. (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.
    A pour of rain. --Miss Ferrier.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

pour

  1. Misspelling of pore.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French por, from Latin pro.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

pour

  1. for (when followed by a noun or pronoun)
    J'ai un cadeau pour toi.
    I've got a gift for you.
  2. to (when following a verb at the infinitive)
    Je veux chanter pour te faire revenir.
    I want to sing to make you come back.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French por, pur.

PrepositionEdit

pour

  1. for (indicates an intended aim or recipient)
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 41:
      Dieu le scet que ie ne le faisoye se non pour bien & pour Dieu & pour franchise avoir
      God knows that I did for good, for God and to have freedom

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NormanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French por, from Latin pro.

PrepositionEdit

pour

  1. (Guernsey) for
  2. (Guernsey) in order to

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (peasant, farmer): pur (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter), paur (Vallader)
  • (pawn): pur (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader)

EtymologyEdit

Of Germanic origin, cognate with German Bauer, Dutch boer.

NounEdit

pour m (plural pours)

  1. (Surmiran) peasant, farmer
  2. (Surmiran, chess) pawn