What does ounce mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ounce, troy ounce, apothecaries' ounce(noun)

    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 uncia(noun)

    large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur

GCIDE

  1. Ounce(n.)

    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. Ounce(n.)

    (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. Friedrich Engels:

    An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

  2. Evy Hambro:

    The primary thing (investors) want is ... when the gold price goes up, the company makes more money. They need to know with every ounce that's mined there's a margin attached to it.

  3. Samual Rutherford:

    I bless the Lord that all our troubles come through Christ's fingers, and that He casteth sugar among them and casteth in some ounce withts of heaven and of the spirit of glory in our cup.

  4. Elizabeth Gaskell:

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

  5. Thomas Fuller:

    An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

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