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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.)
References in classic literature ?
We had a dispute with our guides, who though they had bargained to conduct us for an ounce of gold, yet when they saw us so entangled in the intricacies of the wood that we could not possibly get out without their direction, demanded seven ounces of gold, a mule, and a little tent which we had; after a long dispute we were forced to come to their terms.
Driven desperately on by the near-thrust of winter, and lured madly on by the dream of gold, they worked to their last ounce of strength and fell by the way.
Samuel Whiskers has run up a bill as long as his tail; he has had an ounce and three-quarters of snuff since October.
It was in Captain S-'s tradition rather to reprove his officers for not carrying on quite enough - in his phrase "for not taking every ounce of advantage of a fair wind.
I sold him the arsenic--about an ounce and a half--and labeled the bottle in which I put it with the word 'Poison' in my own handwriting.
He is over six feet, is young, hasn't an ounce of waste flesh, is straight, graceful, springy in his motions, quick as a cat, and has a handsome face, and black hair dangling down on his shoulders, and is beautiful to look at; and nobody is braver than he is, and nobody is stronger, except myself.
If that be so," said Panza, "I renounce henceforth the government of the promised island, and desire nothing more in payment of my many and faithful services than that your worship give me the receipt of this supreme liquor, for I am persuaded it will be worth more than two reals an ounce anywhere, and I want no more to pass the rest of my life in ease and honour; but it remains to be told if it costs much to make it.
From his mother he had inherited the heavier proportions of the dog, so that he weighed, without any fat and without an ounce of superfluous flesh, over ninety pounds.
Time hustled him into a little noisy and rather dirty machinery, in a by-comer, and made him Member of Parliament for Coketown: one of the respected members for ounce weights and measures, one of the representatives of the multiplication table, one of the deaf honourable gentlemen, dumb honourable gentlemen, blind honourable gentlemen, lame honourable gentlemen, dead honourable gentlemen, to every other consideration.
A selection of medicine, including an ounce of quinine, and one or two small surgical instruments.
I groaned, my head over the handle-bars, every ounce of my weight first on one foot and then on the other.
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand li, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day.