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Meaning of "ounce" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OUNCE

From Old French unce, from Latin uncia a twelfth; from ūnus one.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OUNCE

ounce  [aʊns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OUNCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ounce is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OUNCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ounce

An ounce is usually the international avoirdupois ounce as used in the United States customary and British imperial systems, which is equal to one-sixteenth of a pound or approximately 28 grams; however, other definitions of ounce are used in a number of different measurement systems. The abbreviation "oz" derives from the Italian word onza.

Definition of ounce in the English dictionary

The first definition of ounce in the dictionary is a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound ; 1 ounce is equal to 437.5 grains or 28.349 grams oz. Other definition of ounce is 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. Ounce is also a small portion or amount.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OUNCE


announce
əˈnaʊns
bounce
baʊns
denounce
dɪˈnaʊns
enounce
ɪˈnaʊns
flounce
flaʊns
frounce
fraʊns
jounce
dʒaʊns
pounce
paʊns
preannounce
ˌpriːəˈnaʊns
pronounce
prəˈnaʊns
renounce
rɪˈnaʊns
rounce
raʊns
trounce
traʊns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OUNCE

ought
oughtn´t
oughtness
ouguiya
Ouida
Ouija board
ouistiti
Oujda
Oulu
ouma
oundy
OUP
oupa
our
Our Father
our feathered friends
our kid
Our Lady
Our Lord
ourali

WORDS THAT END LIKE OUNCE

admiraunce
bedunce
bunce
dead-cat bounce
disavaunce
double bounce
dunce
fluid ounce
get the bounce
jaunce
launce
mountenaunce
on the bounce
paunce
punce
saliaunce
sand launce
snaphaunce
the bounce
vaunce

Synonyms and antonyms of ounce in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OUNCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ounce» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ounce
atom · bit · crumb · drop · fragment · grain · iota · particle · scrap · shred · snippet · speck · trace · whit

Translation of «ounce» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OUNCE

Find out the translation of ounce to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ounce from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ounce» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

盎司
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

onza
570 millions of speakers

English

ounce
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

औंस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أونْصةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

унция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

onça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আউন্স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

once
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Auns
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Unze
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オンス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

온스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ons
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đơn vị đo khối lương Ounce
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவுன்ஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पौंड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ons
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oncia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uncja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

унція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uncie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουγγιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gram
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uns
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ounce

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OUNCE»

The term «ounce» is very widely used and occupies the 5.746 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OUNCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ounce» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ounce» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ounce

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10 QUOTES WITH «OUNCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ounce.
1
David Agus
We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure.
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Muhammad Ali
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
3
Tim Allen
I like Pixie Sticks. Yeah, screw the middle man. Just a tube of sugar... I'd pour two of those in a big 12 ounce coke. And I'd go out to catechism class and try to concentrate on the priest. I saw Jesus several times. I swear I did.
4
Drew Brees
Each day, you get an ounce more confidence. When we're playing like we are, there's no reason not to.
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Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
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Julian Castro
And because he knows that we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.
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Miguel de Cervantes
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
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Joan Crawford
If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst.
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Charles S. Dutton
What I learned as an actor was the only way you could really do August Wilson's work, you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,... Otherwise it was impossible.
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Jon English
Out there in the spotlight you're a million miles away and every ounce of energy you try to give away as the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OUNCE»

Discover the use of ounce in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ounce and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ounce Dice Trice
A collection of old and new words features words to be said in singing moods, words for times of day, and rude names for nitwits, and defines such words as gongoozler, tantony, and cosse.
Alastair Reid, 2009
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Beyond the Twelve-Ounce Curl
If you are looking to improve your physical condition and/or lose some weight, reading this book can get you started down the road to better health.
Mark Sinderson, 2010
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Just an Ounce of Prevention...Is Worth a Pound of Cure ...
This book contains Dr. DAdamos most up-to-date and comprehensive teachings; and includes recipes, exercise regimens, and a panoply of natural therapies he recommends to the patients at his institute.Just An Ounce of Prevention is the ...
James L. D'Adamo, 2010
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What in the World Is an Ounce?
Introduces young readers to the concept of measuring with ounces.
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann, 2010
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An ounce of application is worth a ton of abstraction: a ...
An overwhelming majority of organizations implementing TQM are encountering significant problems in making it work. This guide examines the root causes of unsuccessful TQM programs.
J. Michael Crouch, 1992
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An Ounce of Prevention: Especially for Women
Highlighted is the link between good nutrition, healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.
Dr Anthony Vendryes, 2010
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An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for ...
An Ounce of Prevention is a comprehensive and practical guide to the process of disaster planning.
Johanna G. Wellheiser, Jude Scott, 2002
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Congressional Serial Set
Statement of government supplies lost, &c. — Continued. Quantity and articles. 2 ounces belladona?, at 60 cents per ounce 32 ouuees bucbu fluidi, at 15 cents per ounco 12 ounce* colcbici seminis fluidi, at 18 cents per ounce. .. . 32 ounces  ...
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Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition
.5 -o C o o. o_ < H fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ounce(s) fluid ...
Sharon Rady Rolfes, Kathryn Pinna, Ellie Whitney, 2008
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An Ounce of Prevention: Taxpayer Costs Avoided Through ...
Career criminals are a small percentage of the population, but have a tremendous impact on public safety.
Victoria Ann Reinhardt, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OUNCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ounce is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chad Matherne beats the buzzer with his 51-pound, 2-ounce wahoo …
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Chad Matherne, right, of Bayou Gauche, carries his 51 pound, 2 ounce wahoo with some help from ... «The Advocate, Jul 15»
2
Drug investigation yields one arrest
Police recovered more than an ounce of suspected marijuana, bags used for distributing the drug and scales. The scales had suspected ... «Northwest Georgia News, Jul 15»
3
Gold price falls again to new five-year low
Gold for immediate delivery fell 0.7pc to $1,083.33 an ounce by 10:27am in London, according to Bloomberg generic pricing. Prices reached ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Sell Comex gold if it rallies to $1125/ounce
Comex gold futures were higher on Thursday as the metal bounced back above $1,100 an ounce from the previous session's five-year low. «Hindu Business Line, Jul 15»
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Gold could sink to US $800 an ounce in worst-case scenario …
Gold for immediate delivery sank to US $1,086.18 an ounce on Monday, the lowest level since March 2010, upsetting Morgan Stanley's 2015 ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
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Is gold destined to hit just US$800 an ounce?
It fell marginally further overnight to fetch just US$1,089.65 an ounce, according to the Fairfax press, which compares to the peak at US$1,921 ... «Motley Fool Australia, Jul 15»
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Recall alert: Teavana 64-ounce glass pitchers recalled
Teavana 64-ounce glass pitchers for hot or cold have been recalled because the containers can break or leak, posing laceration and burn ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Micah Was 1 Pound 8 Ounce at Birth, If Aborted Would Planned …
At 23-weeks, Micah was born weighing only one pound, eight ounces. According to the Mayo Clinic, at 23 weeks' gestation some infants can ... «LifeNews.com, Jul 15»
9
Take an ounce of prevention with plants
Q: I have been reading about a couple of tomato diseases, and I don't know what to do for my plants. I have read that late blight can kill the ... «Livingston Daily, Jul 15»
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/Prices start at $25 per 1/8 ounce at The Marijuana Company! Not …
The Marijuana Company has premium organic medical marijuana strains at the lowest prices in Butte! Our prices start at just $25 per 1/8 ounce! «Montana Standard, Jul 15»

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