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 ?
Like autumn's dark storms, pouring from two echoing hills, towards each other approached the heroes.
Before dawn the black vapour was pouring through the streets of Richmond, and the disintegrating organism of government was, with a last expiring effort, rousing the population of London to the necessity of flight.
Past the veranda they raced, pouring a deadly fire into the kneeling Waziri who discharged their volley of arrows from behind their long, oval shields--shields well adapted, perhaps, to stop a hostile arrow, or deflect a spear; but futile, quite, before the leaden missiles of the riflemen.
The news of the disaster to the well had traveled far by this time; and now for two or three days a steady avalanche of people had been pouring into the valley.
four furious volcanoes pouring vast clouds of radiant smoke aloft, and spreading a blinding rainbowed noonday to the furthest confines of that valley.
Instead of going straight down Holborn to the jail, as all expected, their leaders took the way to Clerkenwell, and pouring down a quiet street, halted before a locksmith's house--the Golden Key.
Slowly it fluttered down to the earth, with its life-blood pouring out of it.
I thought it must be near three,' she said, calmly pouring from the cup into the basin, and steeping the linen as before.
resumes his seat, and with drooping despondency upon him, falls to pouring himself out more tea.
High up and out of sight, over the prodigious stage of the court theater is a maze of interlacing water-pipes, so pierced that in case of fire, innumerable little thread-like streams of water can be caused to descend; and in case of need, this discharge can be augmented to a pouring flood.
Presenting KOINS' PourTECH Automatic Pouring System, featuring the new 3D-Laser.
3 : to move or come continuously <Money was pouring in.