sour

  • 1 Sour — Sour, a. [Compar. {Sourer}; superl. {Sourest}.] [OE. sour, sur, AS. s?r; akin to D. zuur, G. sauer, OHG. s?r, Icel. s?rr, Sw. sur, Dan. suur, Lith. suras salt, Russ. surovui harsh, rough. Cf. {Sorrel}, the plant.] 1. Having an acid or sharp,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sour — [sour] adj. [ME soure < OE sur, akin to Ger sauer, ON sūrr < IE * suro , sour, salty > Latvian sũrs, salty, bitter] 1. having the sharp, acid taste of lemon juice, vinegar, green fruit, etc. 2. made acid or rank by or as by fermentation… …

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  • 3 Sour — Sour, v. t. [AS. s?rian to sour, to become sour.] 1. To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances. [1913 Webster] So the sun s heat, with different powers, Ripens the grape, the… …

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  • 4 sour — sour, acid, acidulous, tart, dry mean having a taste devoid of sweetness. All but dry suggest the taste of lemons, vinegar, or of most unripe fruits. Sour and acid are often interchangeable, but sour is more likely to be chosen to describe… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 sour — sour; sour·berry; sour·dine; sour·i·quois; sour·ish; sour·ly; sour·ness; sour·sob; vav·a·sour; …

    English syllables

  • 6 sour — Ⅰ. sour UK US /saʊər/ verb [I or T] ► to become, or cause to become, less pleasant, friendly, or successful: »Meeting clients unexpectedly can sour a relationship. »Loans are souring, as bankruptcies and the bad debts they leave behind keep… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 Sour — 〈[saʊər] m.; od. s, 〉 alkohol. Mixgetränk mit Zitronen od. Limonensaft ● Whisky Sour [<engl. sour „sauer“] * * * Sour   [sur], Stadt in Südlibanon, Sur. * * * Sour [ zauɐ, engl. saʊə], der; [s], s [engl. sour, eigtl. = sauer]: stark… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 sour — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a sharp taste like lemon or vinegar. 2) tasting or smelling rancid from fermentation or staleness. 3) resentful, bitter, or angry. ► NOUN ▪ a cocktail made by mixing a spirit with lemon or lime juice. ► VERB ▪ make or become …

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  • 9 sour — (adj.) O.E. sur, from P.Gmc. *suraz (Cf. O.N. surr, M.Du. suur, Du. zuur, O.H.G. sur, Ger. Sauer), from PIE root *suro sour, salty, bitter (Cf. O.C.S. syru, Rus. syroi moist, raw; Lith. suras salty …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Sour — Sour, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Soured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Souring}.] To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity. [1913 Webster] They keep out melancholy from the virtuous …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 SOUR — ist einen Cocktail, der aus einer Spirituose, Zitronensaft und Zucker besteht, vgl. Sour der rätoromanische Name der Gemeinde Sur GR im Kanton Graubünden, Schweiz. Die Akkürzung SOUR steht für Složena organizacija udruženoga rada (siehe… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 sour — [adj1] bad tasting; gone bad acerb, acetic, acetose, acetous, acid, acidic, acidulated, acrid, astringent, bad, biting, bitter, briny, caustic, curdled, cutting, dry, fermented, green, keen, musty, peppery, piquant, pungent, rancid, salty, sharp …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 Sour — Sour, n. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 sour — sau̇(ə)r adj causing, characterized by, or being the one of the four basic taste sensations that is produced chiefly by acids compare BITTER, SALT (2), SWEET sour·ness …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 Sour — 〈[saʊər] m.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: 〉 alkohol. Mixgetränk mit Zitronen od. Limonensaft; Whisky Sour [Etym.: <engl. sour »sauer«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 16 sour — SÁUĂR/ s. n. băutură răcoritoare cu gust acrişor, din zeamă de lămâie cu alcool, cu sau fără zahăr. (< engl. sour) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …

    Dicționar Român

  • 17 Sour — [ zauɐ, engl. sauə] der; [s], s <zu engl. sour »sauer, bitter«> starkes, alkoholisches Mischgetränk mit Zitrone …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 18 sour — index aggravate (annoy), bitter (acrid tasting), dyseptic, petulant, severe, spoil (impair), stale …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 Sour — (en ar. Sûr) port du Liban sur la mer Méditerranée, au S. de Saïda, sur le site de l ancienne Tyr; env. 100 000 hab …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 20 Sour — Als Sour bezeichnet man einen alkoholhaltigen Cocktail, der aus einer Spirituose, Zitronensaft und Zucker besteht. Er stellt die Urform einer ganzen Gattung von Cocktails dar, die alle auf dem Grundprinzip Spirituose Süßungsmittel saurer… …

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