What does ounce mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ounce, troy ounce, apothecaries' ouncenoun

    a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound

  2. ounce, oz.noun

    a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams

  3. snow leopard, ounce, Panthera uncianoun

    large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur

GCIDE

  1. Ouncenoun

    A unit of mass or weight, the sixteenth part of a pound avoirdupois, and containing 28.35 grams or 437

    Etymology: [F. once, fr. L. uncia a twelfth, the twelfth part of a pound or of a foot: cf. Gr. 'o`gkos bulk, mass, atom. Cf. 2d Inch, Oke.]

  2. Ouncenoun

    (Troy Weight) The twelfth part of a troy pound; one troy ounce weighs 31.103486 grams, 8 drams, or 480 grains.

    Etymology: [F. once, fr. L. uncia a twelfth, the twelfth part of a pound or of a foot: cf. Gr. 'o`gkos bulk, mass, atom. Cf. 2d Inch, Oke.]

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Ounce

    owns, n. the twelfth part of a pound troy=480 grains: 116 of a pound avoirdupois=437½ troy grains. [O. Fr. unce—L. uncia, the twelfth part.]

  2. Ounce

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ounce in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. John Junor:

    An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.

  3. Ted Altman:

    We met with Robert Vesco a few times, first in Costa Rica, then in the Bahamas, we asked about what Robert Vesco did with the money and Robert Vesco answered every question but without an ounce of truth.

  4. Crystal Hodges:

    It never dawned on me how different I must look until that happened, there's always going to be an ounce of my heart that's kind of broken from that experience.

  5. Elizabeth Gaskell:

    He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.

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