Definition of Pounce

1. Noun. The act of pouncing.

Generic synonyms: Bounce, Bound, Leap, Leaping, Saltation, Spring



2. Verb. Move down on as if in an attack. "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
Exact synonyms: Swoop
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Specialized synonyms: Stoop
Derivative terms: Swoop

Definition of Pounce

1. n. A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, -- formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript.

2. v. t. To sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern.

3. n. The claw or talon of a bird of prey.

4. v. t. To strike or seize with the talons; to pierce, as with the talons.

5. v. i. To fall suddenly and seize with the claws; -- with on or upon; as, a hawk pounces upon a chicken. Also used figuratively.

Definition of Pounce

1. Noun. A type of fine powder sprinkled over wet ink to dry the ink after writing. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To leap into the ''air'' intending to seize someone or something. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To attack suddenly. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To eagerly seize an opportunity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pounce

1. to make a sudden assault or approach [v POUNCED, POUNCING, POUNCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pounce

poulterer
poulterers
poulters
poultice
poulticed
poulticelike
poultices
poulticing
poultries
poultry
poultryman
poultrymen
poultrywoman
poultrywomen
poults
pounce (current term)
pounced
pouncer
pouncers
pounces
pouncet
pouncets
pouncing
pouncingly
pound
pound-foolish
pound-for-pound
pound-force
pound cake
pound cakes

Literary usage of Pounce

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1. The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies (1859)
"pounce. Bv what 1 understand of your many prefaces, gentlemen, the purpose of ... Oh, the civil person But dear pounce, you know 1 am your professed admirer ..."

2. The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes by Walter Scott (1811)
"I have found him out at last, brother, and brought you the obsequious Mr pounce ; I saw hmi at a distance in a crowd, whispering in their turns with all ..."

3. The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Complete and Practical Treatise on by Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson (1866)
"PETER pounce AND PARSON ADAMS.1 F)ETEE pounce, being desirous of having some one ... "A fig for prospects," answered pounce ; " one acre here is worth ten ..."

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