Pour (?), a.

Poor.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Pour (?), v. i.

To pore.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Pour (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pouring.] [OE. pouren, of uncertain origin; cf. W. bwrw to cast, throw, shed, bwrw gwlaw to rain.]

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.

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.

 

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Pour, v. i.

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.

 

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Pour, n.

A stream, or something like a stream; a flood.

[Colloq.] "A pour of rain."

Miss Ferrier.

 

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