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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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Ice Tea poured into a glass

English

Pronunciation

  • (RP) pô, /pɔː/, /pO:/
  • (US): pôr, /poʊr/, /pɔːr/, /pO:r/

Homophones

Noun

Singular
pour

Plural
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  1. (geography) (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; a flood.
    A pour of rain. --Miss Ferrier.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to pour

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pour (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it
    to pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust.
  2. (transitive) To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
    I . . . have poured out my soul before the Lord. --1 Sam. i. 15.
    Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee. --Ezek. vii. 8.
    London doth pour out her citizens ! --Shak.
    Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With such a full and unwithdrawing hand ? --Milton.
  3. (transitive) To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
    Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat ? --Pope.
  4. (intransitive) To flow, pass, or issue in a stream, or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours.
    The people poured out of the theater.
    In the rude throng pour on with furious pace. --Gay.

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French

Pronunciation

Preposition

pour

  1. for
    J'ai un cadeau pour toi.
    I've got a gift for you.
  2. to
    Je veux chanter pour te faire revenir.
    I want to sing to make you come back.

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