What does pounce mean?

Definitions for pounce
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pounce(verb)

    the act of pouncing

  2. pounce, swoop(verb)

    move down on as if in an attack

    "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pounce(noun)

    a fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, -- formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  2. Pounce(noun)

    charcoal dust, or some other colored powder for making patterns through perforated designs, -- used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  3. Pounce(verb)

    to sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  4. Pounce(verb)

    the claw or talon of a bird of prey

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  5. Pounce(verb)

    a punch or stamp

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  6. Pounce(verb)

    cloth worked in eyelet holes

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  7. Pounce(verb)

    to strike or seize with the talons; to pierce, as with the talons

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  8. Pounce(verb)

    to punch; to perforate; to stamp holes in, or dots on, by way of ornament

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

  9. Pounce(verb)

    to fall suddenly and seize with the claws; -- with on or upon; as, a hawk pounces upon a chicken. Also used figuratively

    Etymology: [Prob. through French, from an assumed LL. punctiare to prick, L. pungere, punctum. See Puncheon, Punch, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Pounce

    Pounce is a line of cat treats or snacks that are manufactured by Del Monte Foods. The treats come in different flavors such as Tuna, Chicken, Seafood Medley, and Catnip. In the 1980s, pounces were also available in such flavors as shrimp and beef, vegetable, and Italian Bread. A lot of cats will stand on their hind legs to reach a Pounce if you hold it high enough.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pounce

    powns, v.i. to fall (upon) and seize with the claws: to dart suddenly (upon).—v.t. to ornament with small holes: to strike with the claws.—n. a hawk's claw: the paw of a lion or other animal.—adj. Pounced, furnished with talons. [Orig. to pierce, to stamp holes in for ornament; through Romance forms, from L. pungĕre, punctum.]

  2. Pounce

    powns, n. a fine powder for preparing a surface for writing on: coloured powder sprinkled over holes pricked in paper to form a pattern on paper underneath.—v.t. to sprinkle with pounce, as paper or a pattern.—ns. Pounce′-box, Poun′cet-box, a box with a perforated lid for sprinkling pounce. [Fr. ponce, pumice—L. pumex, pumicis, pumice-stone.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pounce in a Sentence

  1. Stanisław Jerzy Lec:

    Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.

  2. Rami Makhlouf on Sunday:

    Did anyone expect the security forces would pounce on Rami Makhlouf's companies who were their biggest supporters and their patron during the war?

  3. Manuel Valls:

    We must remain united and focused because we must be strong in the face of this threat, populism stalks us, ready to pounce at any opportunity, to blow on the embers of discord and exacerbate divisions, as every new division makes us more vulnerable.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Erotic music of love Your body is like erotic sex hip-hop beat, oh my god is beautiful and sweet and graceful, you are funk lioness, you are like sweet G Funk of my dreams, damn it do not stop you are like a hot twerk turning into a dirty gangsta rap, god how hot it is from your beauty, your beauty is like the most beautiful Soul, turning into a dope of your charm like a reggae will fly away to paradise where only you are me. Everything around becomes more beautiful when you are by my side. You are the only adornment of reality and its highest priceless value in my life. Because of your beauty, I have an overdose of love and excitement, an over-exciting effect, as if I died and went to heaven, I saw clearly that I only loved you. I adore and bow before your skin color. Every molecule of the body and soul reaches for you. All the neurons in my brain are filled with impulses of thoughts of love for you. I idolize your black skin, juicy black skin. Sometimes it’s like a gently chocolate-caramel sunset of romance, sometimes like a shimmering in a beautiful nutty dawn. Your skin shimmers with all shades of seduction and temptation, with the sweetest and most exciting skin tones, it is so sweet that drool flows from a powerful, frantic desire to be with you forever, you are hot chocolate of lust, I see billions of moans and orgasms of desire in your eyes, they are synonymous with passion. Your body is an endless source of love inspiration. Your appearance brings the soul to the highest level of orgasm, universal power, trembling in the body and soul with delight. From your appearance, the infinite power of edging. The highest level of sexual pleasure for my eyes. Your skin is like caramel gold. Oh baby, I feel like I am touching your beautiful body, I am snuggling up to you, and I feel like I am in a paradise of sincere happiness that I have been looking for forever in all lives. Sultry, burning, piquantly sexy chocolate goddess. In a word, super sweet. Your image in my head, in my thoughts and dreams, from your body, everything is burning with passion, burned by the sultry sexuality of your skin. Being yours forever is a thrill for my soul. You can compose endless love poems about every part of your body. It’s as if you were stuck together in two words: buzz and bastard, you are made up of billions of microparticles called WOW. My opinion about your appearance: Oh my god yes, Oooh daaaaaaaa, an infinite number of yes. Like a juicy exotic fruit, whose juice and skin color seem to be from paradise. Juicy, chocolate dessert. Brutally exciting goddess, mockingly attractive, seductive, teasing and powerfully attractive. God, how hot it is from your appearance. Whoa whoa easier than the goddess of my cherished dreams, too sweet, uhh how hot, just divine, hot there is simply nowhere, damn yeah, mmm, how sweet and eloquent your beauty sounds. You are the erotic music of love in my head, reflecting the essence of the philosophy of life. I want and love only you instinctively, dirtyly, viciously, romantically, I exalt you in my head poetically, I love you lyrically in my thoughts. Ultra powerful attraction only to you. Every second is priceless and sweet with you. Every second with you is already a romantic memory, the most valuable in all my lives. When you are in oil or in life, your skin glows with an amazing chocolate color, so sweet and sexy that you want to pounce on you and caress like an animal from night to morning, ultra sexually brutally exciting, you are my love, you are my lust, you are that I want and thirst forever. God, how hot-sexy I will have a burn of imagination from love for you, damn how hot and hot from your sexuality. You are my wondrous, sweet, chocolate voluptuousness. My lust growls and groans with pleasure at the sight of you, savoring every second spent with you, they are priceless in my memory. From your beauty, in your head there is only one brutal word: Yeeeaaaah. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Eric Smith:

    Santa Barbara is probably the single worst location on the planet anybody could choose for an oil spill, since the '69 spill, people have just been waiting to pounce on the oil industry. To have the spill here, this company is profoundly unlucky.

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