Associations to the word «Sour»


SOUR, adjective. Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
SOUR, adjective. Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
SOUR, adjective. Tasting or smelling rancid.
SOUR, adjective. Peevish or bad-tempered.
SOUR, adjective. (of soil) Excessively acidic and thus infertile.
SOUR, adjective. (of petroleum) Containing excess sulfur.
SOUR, adjective. Unfortunate or unfavorable.
SOUR, noun. The sensation of a sour taste.
SOUR, noun. A drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar.
SOUR, noun. (by extension) Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.
SOUR, noun. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
SOUR, verb. (transitive) To make sour.
SOUR, verb. (intransitive) To become sour.
SOUR, verb. (transitive) To make disenchanted.
SOUR, verb. (intransitive) To become disenchanted.
SOUR, verb. (transitive) To make (soil) cold and unproductive.
SOUR, verb. To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.
SOUR CHERRIES, noun. Plural of sour cherry
SOUR CHERRY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see sour,‎ cherry.
SOUR CHERRY, noun. Species of Prunus subg. Cerasus, (cherries), native to much of Europe and southwest Asia, especially, Prunus cerasus, Prunus pseudocerasus, and Prunus cerasoides.
SOUR CHERRY, noun. The fruit of these trees, often used for cooking.
SOUR CREAM, noun. Cream which has been treated with a benign bacterium to turn it slightly sour, often used as a condiment, or a topping for baked potatoes.
SOUR GAS, noun. Natural gas, or any other gas, containing significant amounts of hydrogen sulfide
SOUR GRAPES, noun. (idiomatic) Things that somebody pretends to despise because he/she cannot possess them.
SOUR GRAPES, noun. (idiomatic) A putting down or expression of disdain about something that one desires but cannot have.
SOUR GRASS, noun. A low spreading plant with yellow flowers and clover-like leaves, Oxalis stricta.
SOUR GUM, noun. Nyssa sylvatica
SOUR GUM, noun. Nyssa capitata
SOUR KROUT, noun. Archaic spelling of sauerkraut.
SOUR NOTE, noun. (idiomatic) A negative aspect to something mostly positive.
SOUR PUSS, noun. Alternative spelling of sourpuss
SOUR PUSSES, noun. Plural of sour puss

Dictionary definition

SOUR, noun. A cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar.
SOUR, noun. The taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth.
SOUR, noun. The property of being acidic.
SOUR, verb. Go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out".
SOUR, verb. Make sour or more sour.
SOUR, adjective. Smelling of fermentation or staleness.
SOUR, adjective. Having a sharp biting taste.
SOUR, adjective. One of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons.
SOUR, adjective. In an unpalatable state; "sour milk".
SOUR, adjective. Inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key".
SOUR, adjective. Showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.