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. Danish proverb:

    An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    An ounce of passion can inspire a pound of talent.

  3. Lynn Tramonte:

    House Republicans are advancing legislation that would mean more chaos, more families separated, and no benefit to public safety, democrats, and Republicans who purport to want to live up to American values and reform immigration system, should not give one more ounce of authority or one more dollar to this administration.

  4. Elbert Hubbard:

    If you work for a man, in heavens name work for him! If he pays you wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for him speak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents. I think if I worked for a man I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of the time, and the rest of the time work against him. I would give an undivided service or none. If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

  5. Lisa Carbonneau:

    I actually got one text it says ‘Do you have fresh milk available? I’ve been paying $4 per ounce to single moms to help out, $3 otherwise, if interested,’.

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