Poured vs Soured - What's the difference?

poured | soured |

As verbs the difference between poured and soured

is that poured is (pour) while soured is (sour).

As an adjective soured is

that has become, or has been made sour.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (pour)

  • pour


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pouren, . Displaced native Middle English schenchen, ).


    (en verb)
  • 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 send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
  • * The Bible, 1 i. 15.
  • Ihave poured out my soul before the Lord.
  • * The Bible, vii. 8
  • Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • London doth pour out her citizens!
  • * (John Milton)
  • Wherefore did Nature pour her bounties forth With such a full and unwithdrawing hand?
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=At the same time, it is pouring money into cleaning up the country.}}
  • To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
  • * A. Pope
  • Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat?
  • To flow, pass or issue in or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours.
  • * Gay
  • In the rude throng pour on with furious pace.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 8, author=Chris Bevan, work=BBC
  • , title= Arsenal 1-1 Leeds , passage=In a breathless finish Arsenal poured forward looking for a winner but Leeds held out for a deserved replay after Bendtner wastefully fired wide and Schmeichel acrobatically kept out Denilson's rasping effort}}


    * (pour a drink) shink, skink

    Derived terms

    * pourable * pourer * pouringly * inpour * outpour * pour one's heart out


    (en noun)
  • The act of pouring.
  • Something, or an amount, poured.
  • * 2003 , John Brian Newman, B. S. Choo, Advanced concrete technology: Volume 2
  • Over this time period, the first concrete pour has not only lost workability but has started to set so that it is no longer affected by the action of a vibrator.
  • (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.
  • A pour of rain. --Miss Ferrier.

    Etymology 2


  • Anagrams

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  • That has become, or has been made sour.
  • Derived terms

    * soured cream


  • (sour)
  • Anagrams