ounce ounce  /ˈaʊns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
  2. (n) a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
  3. (n) large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur

Usage(s):

  1. But one held five-eighths of an ounce, the next three-quarters, the next seven-eighths, the next one ounce and the last an ounce and a quarter.
  2. In Alaska, there's no jail or fine for holders of an ounce or less in their homes.
  3. The best comic suburban soap on TV, ounce for ounce.

News

  1. When is Greek Yogurt Really NOT Greek Yogurt?

    What’s not to love about nonfat Greek yogurt? It is deliciously creamy and a six-ounce container has a whopping 18...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Metals, Energy Futures Fall; Crop Prices Rise

    Gold for August delivery fell $9, or 0.6 percent, to $1,377 an ounce. Silver fell 27.9 cents, 1.3 percent, to $21.646 an ounce.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Gold futures fall $9 to close at $1,377 per ounce

    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Gold futures trimmed earlier losses but ended floor trading in negative territory Tuesday, unable to shake off a weaker tone across commodity markets after the Bank of Japan stood pat on monetary policy and offered no clue it was set to step up asset purchases. The Nymex August gold contract ended floor trading down $9 at $1,377 an ounce. The August contract dipped as ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Market Watch

Quotes

  1. "I will fight this unjust verdict with every ounce of energy I have," Mr Stevens said.
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Ted Stevens Source: BBC News

  2. "There is no way to explain what happened," Murcer said. "We used every ounce of strength to go out and play that game. We won it for Thurman."
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Bobby Murcer Source: USA Today

  3. Ms Rice said she would not give up trying to bridge the gaps between Israel and the Palestinians "until I've given my last ounce of energy and my last moment in office".
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: guardian.co.uk

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