Pour

Definition of Pour

a.1.Poor.
v. i.1.To pore.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Poured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pouring.]
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.
v. i.1.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.
n.1.A stream, or something like a stream; a flood.

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