ounce, troy ounce, apothecaries' ounce(noun)
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 uncia(noun)
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.
Origin: [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.]
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
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An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
An ounce of wisdom can earn you a ton of gold.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests.
An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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- وقية, أونسArabic
- unçaCatalan, Valencian
- unnsaScottish Gaelic
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