ounce Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “ounce” - Learner’s Dictionary

ounce

noun     /aʊns/
[C] ( written abbreviation oz) a unit for measuring weight, equal to 28.35 grams →  See also fluid ounce Measurements of weight and massArea, mass, weight and volume in general
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.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
every ounce of sth all of a quality or emotion that is available: He deserves every ounce of support that we can give him.Maximum and minimum
(Definition of ounce from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “ounce”

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More