outpouring outpouring  /ˌaʊt ˈpɔ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a natural flow of ground water
  2. (n) a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
  3. (n) the pouring forth of a fluid
  4. (n) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
  5. (n) a large flow

Usage(s):

  1. Benazir Bhutto's killing sparks riots and inspires a massive outpouring of grief.
  2. At his death on March 1, 1953, there was a mass outpouring of grief; at a 1956 Party Congress, successor Nikita Khrushchev denounced him as a murderer.
  3. The outpouring of outspoken criticism could not have happened at any other time.

News

  1. Georgia Goes on PR Offensive over Afghanistan

    Wounded in Afghanistan by both weapons and words, Georgia appears to be busy with damage-control for its participation in the NATO-led mission there. A June 6 truck-bomb attack that killed seven Georgian soldiers, the deadliest such incident to date for Georgian forces in Afghanistan, has sparked an unprecedented outpouring of domestic criticism of the Afghan campaign. With a presidential ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurasiaNet

  2. Together for Troutville recaps Trail Days

    Together for Troutville, Inc. (T4T) hosted the 2nd Annual Troutville Trail Days on June 7-9, 2013. This second year event was a huge success. The Appalachian Trail hikers and our community celebrated the trail with an outpouring of participation. Our Trail Days banner hung proudly across Rt. 11 for weeks prior to the event thanks [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

  3. Outpouring of support continues for Terrilynn Monette

    Katie Moore / Eyewitness News Email: kmoore@wwltv.com | Twitter: @katiecmoore NEW ORLEANS -- Family members of teacher Terrilynn Monette spent the day making arrangements for her funeral. Meantime, questions persisted about how she ended up in her car in Bayou St. John. The outpouring of love and support for Monette’s family continued Tuesday with a stream of people still gathering throughout ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

Quotes

  1. "The outpouring of love, gratitude and fond memories to which we have all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives," Obama said. "His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws...
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CTV.ca

  2. "My family and I are touched beyond words by the outpouring of affection and the many wonderful tributes we have received following the death of my husband," Betty Ford said, according to Willard.
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: Betty Ford Source: USA Today

  3. "In the past 10 days, we've experienced an outpouring of support from the public that is truly gratifying and encouraging," said Nicholas Negroponte, the program's founder.
    on Nov 22, 2007 By: Nicholas Negroponte Source: Forbes

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /