What does scouring mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scouringnoun

    moving over territory to search for something

    "scouring the entire area revealed nothing"

  2. scrub, scrubbing, scouringnoun

    the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water


  1. scouringnoun

    The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush, soap and water

  2. scouringnoun

    (of livestock) diarrhoea


  1. scouring

    Scouring is the process of thoroughly cleaning, washing or scrubbing something, often with an abrasive material, in order to remove dirt, grime, or unwanted substances. It can also refer to the process of searching or examining thoroughly. In the context of geology, scouring can refer to the wearing away or erosion of land surfaces by natural elements like wind or water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scouring

    of Scour

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  1. sourcing

  2. coursing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scouring in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scouring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of scouring in a Sentence

  1. Don Felder:

    If I had a pull on 'One of These Nights,' on the first high note on 'One of These Nights,' that was just a tiny hair flat or something, I could just feel Henley's eyes scouring into the back of my head. No mistakes were allowed, and it really kept the quality at a high level.

  2. Jason Marsteiner:

    (Authorities) probably have some of their best people in the nation out there looking for him and they haven't found no sign of him, the 25,000 acres, it sounds big, but when you've got that many people scouring the area it's really not.

  3. Andrea Dworkin:

    The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.

  4. Emma Thompson:

    A couple of years ago I was just washing the dishes and I seen the sponges with the scouring pads, and I just thought it’d be quite interesting to try one of them, ever since that I’ve been addicted to eating them. I just have to soak them in (dishwashing liquid) and then chew on them. I always have to make sure I have sponges in the house.

  5. Jennifer Atenza:

    Oceanside detectives were scouring areas like that knowing that’s kind of what she is known to frequent.

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    being essentially equal to something
    A sesquipedalian
    B tantamount
    C tenebrous
    D inexpiable

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