pouring


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pour

 (pôr)
v. poured, pour·ing, pours
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause (a liquid or granular solid) to stream or flow, as from a container: poured tea from the pot into the cup.
b. To pour a liquid or particles into (a container): poured a glass of milk.
c. To empty (a container) of a liquid or granular solid: poured a bucket of sand on the ground.
2. To send forth, produce, express, or utter copiously, as if in a stream or flood: poured money into the project; poured out my inner thoughts.
v.intr.
1. To stream or flow continuously or profusely: Water poured over the dam.
2. To rain hard or heavily: It has been pouring for an hour.
3. To pass or proceed in large numbers or quantity: Students poured into the auditorium.
4. To serve a beverage, such as tea or coffee, to a gathering: We need someone to pour.
n.
A pouring or flowing forth, especially a downpour of rain.
Idiom:
pour it on Informal
1. To move or perform an activity at maximum speed or intensity.
2. To speak or express oneself continuously or elaborately.

[Middle English pouren, perhaps from Old North French purer, to sift, pour out, from Latin pūrāre, to purify, from pūrus, pure; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

pour′er n.

pouring

(ˈpɔːrɪŋ)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) (of rain) heavy: in the pouring rain.
2. (Physical Geography) characterized by heavy rainfall: a pouring wet day.
3. (Cookery) capable of being poured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pouring - flowing profusely; "a gushing hydrant"; "pouring flood waters"
running - (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
Translations

pouring

[ˈpɔːrɪŋ] ADJ
1. [custard, cream etc] → líquido
2. [rain] → torrencial
we queued in the pouring rain for hourshicimos cola durante horas bajo la lluvia torrencial

pouring

[ˈpɔːrɪŋ] adj
[rain] → torrentiel(le)
in the pouring rain → sous une pluie torrentielle
pouring consistency → consistance liquide

pouring

adj pouring rainströmender Regen; a pouring wet dayein völlig verregneter Tag; pouring creamSahne f

pouring

[ˈpɔːrɪŋ] adj
a. (rain) → torrenziale
a pouring wet day → una giornata molto piovosa
b. (custard) → liquido/a
References in classic literature ?
March and Meg sat among the apple piles like a pair of Pomonas, sorting the contributions that kept pouring in, while Amy with a beautiful motherly expression in her face sketched the various groups, and watched over one pale lad, who sat adoring her with his little crutch beside him.
Here, during the day just passed, have come the people pouring in from the town and the country around.
We were alone in the kitchen, except for Anna, who was pouring cream into the churn.
A second yell soon followed the first, when a rush of voices was heard pouring down the island, from its upper to its lower extremity, until they reached the naked rock above the caverns, where, after a shout of savage triumph, the air continued full of horrible cries and screams, such as man alone can utter, and he only when in a state of the fiercest barbarity.
She led him into the dining-room, and pouring out a glass of iced tea handed it to him.
Thus, lingering always so near his childhood, he had sympathies with children, and kept his heart the fresher thereby, like a reservoir into which rivulets were pouring not far from the fountain-head.
The moment that he did so, there came what seemed a tumultuous rush of new life, other life than his own pouring like a torrent into his heart, and hurrying through all his veins, as if the mother and the child were communicating their vital warmth to his half-torpid system.
I was going to remonstrate; but he silenced me by pouring them into my trowsers' pockets.
When by chance these precious parts in a nursing whale are cut by the hunter's lance, the mother's pouring milk and blood rivallingly discolor the sea for rods.
Here and there would be a bridge crossing a filthy creek, with hard-baked mud shores and dingy sheds and docks along it; here and there would be a railroad crossing, with a tangle of switches, and locomotives puffing, and rattling freight cars filing by; here and there would be a great factory, a dingy building with innumerable windows in it, and immense volumes of smoke pouring from the chimneys, darkening the air above and making filthy the earth beneath.
said George, speaking less to his wife than pouring out his own bitter thoughts.
The next second Clarence had slipped from some place of con- cealment and was pouring news into my ear, his eyes beaming with triumph and gladness.