Definition of Sour

1. Noun. A cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar.

Generic synonyms: Cocktail
Specialized synonyms: Whiskey Sour, Whisky Sour



2. Verb. Go sour or spoil. "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
Exact synonyms: Ferment, Turn, Work
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Related verbs: Ferment, Work
Derivative terms: Ferment, Ferment, Fermentation, Souring

3. Adjective. Smelling of fermentation or staleness.

4. Noun. The taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth.

5. Verb. Make sour or more sour.
Exact synonyms: Acetify, Acidify, Acidulate
Generic synonyms: Change Taste
Derivative terms: Acetum, Acetum, Acid, Acid
Antonyms: Sweeten

6. Adjective. Having a sharp biting taste.

7. Noun. The property of being acidic.
Exact synonyms: Acidity, Sourness
Generic synonyms: Taste Property
Specialized synonyms: Acerbity, Tartness, Vinegariness, Vinegarishness
Derivative terms: Acid

8. Adjective. One of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons.
Similar to: Tasty
Derivative terms: Sourness, Sourness

9. Adjective. In an unpalatable state. "Sour milk"
Exact synonyms: Off, Turned
Similar to: Soured
Derivative terms: Sourness

10. Adjective. Inaccurate in pitch. "Her singing was off key"
Exact synonyms: False, Off-key
Similar to: Inharmonious, Unharmonious

11. Adjective. Showing a brooding ill humor. "A sullen crowd"

Definition of Sour

1. a. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart.

2. n. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.

3. v. t. To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances.

4. v. i. To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.

Definition of Sour

1. Adjective. Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste. ¹

2. Adjective. Made rancid by fermentation, etc. ¹

3. Adjective. Tasting or smelling rancid. ¹

4. Adjective. Peevish or bad-tempered. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of soil) Excessively acidic and thus infertile. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of petroleum) Containing excess sulfur. ¹

7. Adjective. Unfortunate or unfavorable. ¹

8. Noun. The sensation of a sour taste. ¹

9. Noun. A drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar. ¹

10. Noun. (context: by extension) Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice. ¹

11. Verb. To make or become sour. ¹

12. Verb. To become disenchanted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sour

1. sharp or biting to the taste [adj SOURER, SOUREST] / to make or become sour [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Sour

1. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect. 1. To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances. "So the sun's heat, with different powers, Ripens the grape, the liquor sours." (Swift) 2. To make cold and unproductive, as soil. 3. To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable. "To sour your happiness I must report, The queen is dead." (Shak) 4. To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly. "Souring his cheeks." "Pride had not sour'd nor wrath debased my heart." (Harte) 5. To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes. Origin: AS. Srian to sour, to become sour. 1. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart. "All sour things, as vinegar, provoke appetite." (Bacon) 2. Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned. 3. Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply. "A sour countenance." "He was a scholar . . . Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, But to those men that sought him sweet as summer." (Shak) 4. Afflictive; painful. "Sour adversity." 5. Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh. Sour dock, the edible acid fruit of an Australian tree (Owenia venosa); also, the tree itself, which furnished a hard reddish wood used by wheelwrights. Synonym: Acid, sharp, tart, acetous, acetose, harsh, acrimonious, crabbed, currish, peevish. Origin: OE. Sour, sur, AS. Sr; akin to D. Zuur, G. Sauer, OHG. Sr, Icel. Srr, Sw. Sur, Dan. Suur, Lith. Suras salt, Russ. Surovui harsh, rough. Cf. Sorrel, the plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sour

soupless
souplike
soupline
souplines
soupling
soupmaker
soupmakers
soups
soupspoon
soupspoonful
soupspoonfuls
soupspoons
soupy
souq
souqs
sour (current term)
sour-gum family
sour bread
sour cherries
sour cherry
sour cherry tree
sour cream
sour dock
sour fig
sour gourd
sour grapes
sour gum
sour krout
sour mash

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