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Definitions of ounce

  1. a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The twelfth part of a troy pound. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fig.: A small portion; a bit. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A feline quadruped (Felis irbis, / uncia) resembling the leopard in size, and somewhat in color, but it has longer and thicker fur, which forms a short mane on the back. The ounce is pale yellowish gray, with irregular dark spots on the neck and limbs, and dark rings on the body. It inhabits the lofty mountain ranges of Asia. Called also once. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A weight, the sixteenth part of a pound avoirdupois, and containing 437 grains. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A feline quadruped (Felis irbis, uncia) resembling the leopard in size, and somewhat in color, but it has longer and thicker fur, which forms a short mane on the back. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A weight of one-sixteenth of a pound avoirdupois; onetwelfth of a pound troy; an Asiatic animal like the leopard. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The twelfth part of a pound troy-480 grains: 1/10 a pound avoirdupois-487 1/2 troy grains. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A feline carnivorous animal of Asia, allied to the leopard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. The one-sixteenth of a pound avoirdupois; the one-twelfth of a pound troy; wild animal of the cat kind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A unit of weight; 1/16 of a pound avoirdupois, 1/12 of a pound Troy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One - sixteenth of a pint. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A feline carnivorous mammal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A weight, the twelfth part of a pound troy, and the sixteenth of a pound avoirdupois. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. An animal of the genus felis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A weight, 1-12th of a lb. troy; 1-16th of a lb. avoirdupois. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. A carnivorous animal resembling the leopard, but having a thicker fur, irregular faint spots, and a longer tail-a native of India and Persia. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ounce

  1. He often boasted that he got every ounce that was available in horseflesh. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  2. If the men were alone, an ounce or two of buck- shot would soon teach them to keep their distance. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
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