ounce

Part of speech: noun

A unit of weight; 1/ 16 of a pound avoirdupois, 1/ 12 of a pound Troy.

Part of speech: noun

One - sixteenth of a pint.

Part of speech: noun

A feline carnivorous mammal.

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Usage examples "ounce":

  1. I'll help you with every ounce of strength in my mind and body, my dear. - "Black Jack", Max Brand.
  2. Nicol, his dark eyes blazing with a merciless fury, was flinging every ounce of his strength into each blow of the terrible weapon in his hand. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
  3. Sooner or later the time comes when we need every ounce. - "The University of Hard Knocks", Ralph Parlette.