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ounce 1

 (ouns)
n.
1. Abbr. oz
a. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains (28.35 grams).
b. A unit of apothecary weight, equal to 480 grains (31.103 grams). See Table at measurement.
2. A fluid ounce. See Table at measurement.
3. A tiny bit: not an ounce of sympathy.

[Middle English unce, from Old French, from Latin ūncia; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.]

ounce 2

 (ouns)
[Middle English unce, from Old French once, alteration of lonce, from Vulgar Latin *luncea, from Latin lynx, lync-, lynx, from Greek lunx; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

ounce

(aʊns)
n
1. (Units) a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound (avoirdupois); 1 ounce is equal to 437.5 grains or 28.349 grams. Abbreviation: oz
2. (Units) a unit of weight equal to one twelfth of a Troy or Apothecaries' pound; 1 ounce is equal to 480 grains or 31.103 grams
3. (Units) short for fluid ounce
4. a small portion or amount
[C14: from Old French unce, from Latin uncia a twelfth; from ūnus one]

ounce

(aʊns)
n
(Animals) another name for snow leopard
[C18: from Old French once, by mistaken division of lonce as if l'once, from Latin lynx]

ounce1

(aʊns)

n.
1. a unit of weight equal to 437.5 grains or 1/16 of a pound (28.349 grams) avoirdupois.
2. a unit of weight equal to 480 grains or 1/12 of a pound (31.103 grams) troy or apothecaries' weight.
3. a fluid ounce.
4. a small quantity or portion.
[1350–1400; Middle English unce < Middle French < Latin uncia twelfth part, inch, ounce, derivative of unus one]

ounce2

(aʊns)

n.
[1300–50; Middle English unce lynx < Anglo-French; Old French < Vulgar Latin *luncea, derivative of Latin lync- (s. of lynx) lynx]

ounce

(ouns)
1. A unit of weight equal to 1/16 of a pound and containing 16 drams or 437.5 grains. See Table at measurement.
2. A unit of volume or capacity used to measure liquids, equal to 1/16 of a pint and containing 8 fluid drams or 1.8 cubic inches. See Table at measurement.

ounce

(oz) A unit of mass equal to 1⁄16 lb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ounce - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
troy unit - any of the unit of the troy system of weights
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
pennyweight - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains
drachm, drachma, dram - a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
apothecaries' pound, troy pound - an apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces or 373.242 grams
2.ounce - a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
dram - 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
lb, pound - 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
3.ounce - large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish furounce - large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers

ounce

noun shred, bit, drop, trace, scrap, grain, particle, fragment, atom, crumb, snippet, speck, whit, iota If only my father had possessed an ounce of business sense.

ounce

noun
2. The least bit:
Informal: damn, rap.
Slang: diddly.
Translations
أوقِيَّهأونْصةٌ
unce
unse
unssi
unca
uncia
únsa
オンス
온스
uncija
unce
unča
uns
หน่วยวัดน้ำหนักเป็นออนซ์
đơn vị đo khối lương Ounce

ounce

[aʊns] N
1. (= measure) → onza f IMPERIAL SYSTEM
2. (fig) → pizca f
there's not an ounce of truth in iten eso no hay ni una pizca de verdad
if you had an ounce of common sensesi tuvieras una gota de sentido común

ounce

[ˈaʊns] nonce f (28.35g)
8 ounces of cheese → 250 grammes de fromage
every ounce of (= every bit) → chaque parcelle de
if you had an ounce of common sense ... → si tu avais une once de bon sens ...

ounce

nUnze f; there’s not an ounce of truth in itdaran ist kein Fünkchen Wahrheit; if he had an ounce of sensewenn er nur einen Funken or für fünf Pfennig (inf)Verstand hätte

ounce

[aʊns] noncia =28, 35 grammi; 16 in una libbra

ounce

(auns) noun
(usually abbreviated to oz when written) a unit of weight, 28.35 grammes.

ounce

أونْصةٌ unce unse Unze ουγγιά onza unssi once unca oncia オンス 온스 ons unse uncja onça унция uns หน่วยวัดน้ำหนักเป็นออนซ์ ons đơn vị đo khối lương Ounce 盎司

ounce

n. onza.

ounce (oz.)

n onza (onz.)
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