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

  2. Ouncenoun

    (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

  1. Ouncenoun

    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.

  2. Ouncenoun

    A lynx; a panther.

    Etymology: once, Fr. uncia, Latin.

    The ounce,
    The libbard, and the tiger, as the mole
    Rising, the crumbled earth above them threw
    In hillocks. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vii.

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. Jake Klein:

    Investor sentiment in gold is understandably very low and investors have lost a lot of money, not withstanding that, the Australian gold sector is undoubtedly a good place to be. Costs are coming down and with the falling Aussie dollar supporting a higher A-dollar gold price, the profitability wedge per ounce is widening.

  2. Matthew Turner:

    The platinum market is just too small. China has $3.7 trillion of foreign exchange reserves. To keep 1 percent by value in platinum, at $1,000 an ounce, would need 37 million ounces of platinum, which is six years' mine supply, to get 0.1 percent, you'd only need to buy two-thirds of a year's mine supply, but why would you want to hold 0.1 percent of your reserves in platinum? What use would that be to anyone?

  3. 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,’.

  4. Gil Hoffman:

    If (President Obama) thinks this will help the Israelis be one ounce less opposed to the Iran deal, then he doesn't get it, israelis are very against the Iran deal.

  5. John Junor:

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

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