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1. ounce

noun. ['ˈaʊns'] a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound.

Synonyms

  • troy unit
  • troy pound
  • drachm
  • apothecaries' weight
  • troy ounce
  • apothecaries' unit
  • dram
  • pennyweight
  • drachma
  • apothecaries' ounce

Etymology

  • once (French)
  • lonce (French)
  • once (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Ounce

  • crounse

Sentences with ounce


1. Noun, singular or mass
Salmon, on the other hand, boasts 702 milligrams per ounce.

Quotes about ounce


1. When he finished, he drank from the cup. Everyone else did too, so I followed suit.And nearly choked to death.It was like fire in liquid form. It took every ounce of strength I had to swallow it and not spray it on those around me."Wh...what is this?"I asked, coughing.Viktoria grinned. "Vodka."I peered at the glass. "No, it isn't. I've had vodka before.""Not Russian vodka."Apparently not.
- Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

2. Every ounce of my cynicism is supported by historical precedent.
- Glen Cook, Shadow Games

3. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

2. ounce

noun. ['ˈaʊns'] a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams.

Synonyms

  • avoirdupois unit
  • dram
  • oz.
  • lb

Etymology

  • once (French)
  • lonce (French)
  • once (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. ounce

noun. ['ˈaʊns'] large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur.

Synonyms

  • snow leopard
  • genus Panthera
  • Panthera uncia
  • big cat
  • cat

Antonyms

  • man
  • woman
  • stand still
  • ride

Etymology

  • once (French)
  • lonce (French)
  • once (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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