Meaning of “ounce” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /aʊns/

[ C ] written abbreviation oz a unit for measuring weight, equal to 28.35 grams

→ See also fluid ounce
not have an ounce of sth

to not have any of a quality or emotion:

His new novel doesn't have an ounce of originality.
every ounce of sth

all of a quality or emotion that is available:

He deserves every ounce of support that we can give him.

(Definition of “ounce” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)