a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
"The police scoured the country for the fugitive"
clean with hard rubbing
"She scrubbed his back"
rub hard or scrub
"scour the counter tops"
flush, scour, purge(verb)
rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
"flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
To clean, polish, or wash something by scrubbing it vigorously.
He scoured the burner pans, to remove the burnt spills.
To search an area thoroughly.
They scoured the scene of the crime for clues.
Of livestock, to suffer from diarrhea.
If a lamb is scouring, do not delay treatment.
To move swiftly.
to rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress
to purge; as, to scour a horse
to remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away
to pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast
to clean anything by rubbing
to cleanse anything
to be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea
to run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper
diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle
Origin: [Akin to LG. schren, D. schuren, schueren, G. scheuern, Dan. skure; Sw. skura; all possibly fr. LL. escurare, fr. L. ex + curare to take care. Cf. Cure.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skowr, v.t. to clean by rubbing with something rough: to cleanse from grease or dirt: to remove by rubbing: to cleanse by a current: to search thoroughly by scrubbing: to cleanse by brushing: to purge drastically.—n. the action of a strong current in a narrow channel: violent purging.—ns. Scour′age, refuse water after scouring; Scour′er, drastic cathartic; Scour′ing, in angling, the freshening of angle-worms for bait by putting them in clean sand; Scour′ing-ball, a ball composed of soap, &c., for removing stains of grease.—n.pl. Scour′ing-drops, a mixture of oil of turpentine and oil of lemon used for removing stains.—ns. Scour′ing-rush, one of the horse-tails; Scour′ing-stock, in woollen manufacture, an apparatus in which cloths are treated to remove the oil and to cleanse them in the process of manufacture. [O. Fr. escurer—L. excurāre, to take great care of.]
skowr, v.i. to run with swiftness: to scurry along.—v.t. to run quickly over.—n. Scour′er, a footpad. [O. Fr. escourre—L. excurrĕre, to run forth.]
The numerical value of scour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of scour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of scour in a Sentence
It’s their money, which leads them to play it safe and scour the same homogeneous networks for deals.
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- scheuern, absuchenGerman
- récurer, écumer, purgerFrench
- मांजना, परिमार्जनHindi
- súrol, suvickol, sikálHungarian
- afschuimen, purgeren, schurenDutch
- skure, skrubbe, finkjemmeNorwegian
- отчистить, отдраивать, рыскать, прочёсывать, отскабливать, отскоблить, отчищать, отдраить, прочесатьRussian
- ribati, рибатиSerbo-Croatian
- genomsöka, skura, skrubbaSwedish
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