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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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ounce

(oz) A unit of mass equal to 1⁄16 lb.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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.
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ounce

noun
2. The least bit:
Informal: damn, rap.
Slang: diddly.
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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
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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 ...
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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
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ounce

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

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

n. onza.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ounce (oz.)

n onza (onz.)
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One pound equals 454 grams, and one dry ounce equals 28 grams.
Do not confuse liquid measure (fluid ounces) with weight (dry ounces); a fluid ounce of a specific liquid may not equal a dry ounce when weighed.
To ensure jelling, one box of prepared pectin (1-3/4 dry ounces) should be used for every six cups of cooked plum juice.