Definitions for ounce
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ounce, troy ounce, apothecaries' ouncenoun
a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
snow leopard, ounce, Panthera uncianoun
large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
A unit of mass or weight, the sixteenth part of a pound avoirdupois, and containing 28.35 grams or 437
(Troy Weight) The twelfth part of a troy pound; one troy ounce weighs 31.103486 grams, 8 drams, or 480 grains.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A name of weight of different value in different denominations of weight. In troy weight, an ounce is twenty penny-weight; a penny-weight, twenty-four grains.
Etymology: once, Fr. uncia, Latin.
The blood he hath lost,
Which I dare vouch is more than that he hath
By many an ounce, he dropt it for his country. William Shakespeare.
A sponge dry weigheth one ounce twenty-six grains; the same sponge being wet, weigheth fourteen ounces six drams and three quarters. Francis Bacon.
A lynx; a panther.
Etymology: once, Fr. uncia, Latin.
The libbard, and the tiger, as the mole
Rising, the crumbled earth above them threw
In hillocks. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vii.
The ounce () is any of several different units of mass, weight or volume and is derived almost unchanged from the uncia, an Ancient Roman unit of measurement. The avoirdupois ounce (exactly 28.349523125 g) is 1⁄16 avoirdupois pound; this is the United States customary and British imperial ounce. It is primarily used in the United States to measure packaged foods and food portions, postal items, areal density of fabric and paper, boxing gloves, and so on, but it is sometimes also used elsewhere in the Anglosphere. Although the avoirdupois ounce is the mass measure used for most purposes, the 'troy ounce' of exactly 31.1034768 g is used instead for the mass of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, etc.
An ounce is a unit of weight used in the British and the US customary systems of measurement. It is equal to approximately 28.35 grams. It can also refer to a unit for measuring volume for liquid substances, often known as a fluid ounce.
The ounce is a unit of mass with several definitions, the most commonly used of which is equal to approximately 28 grams. The ounce is used in a number of different systems, including those of mass that form part of the United States customary, and imperial, systems. The size of an ounce varies between systems. The most commonly used ounces today are the international avoirdupois ounce and the international troy ounce.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
owns, n. the twelfth part of a pound troy=480 grains: 1⁄16 of a pound avoirdupois=437½ troy grains. [O. Fr. unce—L. uncia, the twelfth part.]
owns, n. a carnivorous animal of the cat kind, found in Asia, allied to the leopard—(obs.) Once. [Fr. once, prob. Pers. yúz, a panther.]
The numerical value of ounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Most people would look at a ‘ piece ’ as a serving, an 11-ounce serving of that fish would come in at 728 calories vs. 307 for a 5-ounce piece.
The shells slow you down, and they provide a visual cue to see how much you’ve eaten, you also get 49 pistachios in an one ounce serving, for about 160 calories.
An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Basically if you have an ounce of CMV awareness you don’t share food or drink with young children, don’t kiss them on the face, and wash your hands, if you still want to love on your toddler give them a big hug and kiss them on the top of the head.
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- أونس, وقيةArabic
- unçaCatalan, Valencian
- unnsaScottish Gaelic
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