Crossword clues for sour
- The property of being acidic
- Weaned on a pickle?
- Like some grapes
- Like the grapes of Aesop
- Like a crab apple
- Kind of dough or ball
- Kind of cream or dough
- Bar order, for short
- Become disillusioned
- Word with cream or grapes
- Whisky ___ (bar drink)
- ___ grapes
- None too pleasant
- Word with dough or grapes
- Whiskey or Scotch
- Kind of grapes or dough
- Like some pickles
- Bartender's concoction
- Bar offering
- Grapes or puss
- Cream or grapes
- Off, as a note
- Down (on)
- Whisky drink
- Bar order
- Causing puckering, perhaps
- Like a lime
- Become disenchanted
- Kind of grapes
- Go bad
- Whiskey drink
- Whiskey ___
- Like a lemon
- Making the mouth pucker, say
- Skittles variety
- Like unripe apples
- Causing the lips to pucker
- Sweet's partner
- Causing face-clenching, maybe
- Cocktail order
- In a foul mood
- Go bad, as milk
- Bad way to turn
- A liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
- The taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sour \Sour\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Soured; p. pr. & vb. n. Souring.] To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.
They keep out melancholy from the virtuous, and hinder
the hatred of vice from souring into severity.
Sour \Sour\, a. [Compar. Sourer; superl. Sourest.] [OE. sour, sur, AS. s?r; akin to D. zuur, G. sauer, OHG. s?r, Icel. s?rr, Sw. sur, Dan. suur, Lith. suras salt, Russ. surovui harsh, rough. Cf. Sorrel, the plant.]
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.
Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned.
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.
Afflictive; painful. ``Sour adversity.''
Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh.
Sour dock (Bot.), sorrel.
Sour gourd (Bot.), the gourdlike fruit Adansonia Gregorii, and A. digitata; also, either of the trees bearing this fruit. See Adansonia.
Sour grapes. See under Grape.
Sour gum (Bot.) See Turelo.
Sour plum (Bot.), the edible acid fruit of an Australian tree ( Owenia venosa); also, the tree itself, which furnished a hard reddish wood used by wheelwrights.
Syn: Acid; sharp; tart; acetous; acetose; harsh; acrimonious; crabbed; currish; peevish.
Sour \Sour\, n.
A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
Sour \Sour\, v. t. [AS. s?rian to sour, to become sour.]
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.
To make cold and unproductive, as soil.
To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable.
To sour your happiness I must report, The queen is dead.
To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly. ``Souring his cheeks.''
Pride had not sour'd nor wrath debased my heart.
To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English sur "sour, tart, acid, fermented," from Proto-Germanic *sura- "sour" (cognates: Old Norse surr, Middle Dutch suur, Dutch zuur, Old High German sur, German Sauer), from PIE root *suro- "sour, salty, bitter" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic syru, Russian syroi "moist, raw;" Lithuanian suras "salty," suris "cheese").\n
\nMeaning "having a peevish disposition" is from early 13c. Sense in whisky sour (1885) is "with lemon added" (1862). Sour cream is attested from 1855. French sur "sour, tart" (12c.) is a Germanic loan-word.
c.1300, from sour (adj.). Compare Old High German suren, German säuern. Related: Soured; souring.
1 Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste. 2 Made rancid by fermentation, etc. 3 tasting or smelling rancid. 4 peevish or bad-tempered. 5 (qualifier: of soil) Excessively acidic and thus infertile. 6 (qualifier: of petroleum) Containing excess sulfur. 7 unfortunate or unfavorable. n. 1 The sensation of a sour taste. 2 A drink made with whiskey, lemon juice or lime juice and sugar. 3 (label en by extension) Any cocktail containing lemon juice or lime juice. 4 A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect. v
1 (label en transitive) To make sour. 2 (label en intransitive) To become sour. 3 (label en transitive) To make disenchanted. 4 (label en intransitive) To become disenchanted. 5 (label en transitive) To make (soil) cold and unproductive. 6 To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.
adj. smelling of fermentation or staleness [syn: rancid]
having a sharp biting taste [ant: sweet]
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
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" [syn: dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sullen]
A sour is a traditional family of mixed drinks. Common examples of sours are the margarita and the sidecar. Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks.
Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener ( triple sec, simple syrup, grenadine, or pineapple juice are common). Egg whites are also included in some sours.
Sour is the first official recording by rock group Ours. Sour is an anagram of the band's name.
To be sour is to evoke the taste that detects acidity.
Sour may also refer to:
- Sour, a subset of sativa-dominant Cannabis strains.
- Sour (cocktail), a traditional family of mixed drinks
- Souring, a cooking technique that uses exposure to an acid to effect a physical and chemical change in food
- Sour (album), a 1994 album by Ours
- "Sour" (song), a song by Limp Bizkit
- Sour, Algeria
- Tyre, Lebanon, occasionally romanized as Sour
SöuR was an industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1996. The lineup consisted of Sativa Novak on vocals and keyboards, Clint Yeager on bass, DD Ehrlich on guitars, and Tom Curry on drums. They have remained inactive since releasing their album, EXACTLY what You ThiNk It Is.
Usage examples of "sour".
These juices, together with those of the pear, the peach, the plum, and other such fruits, if taken without adding cane sugar, diminish acidity in the stomach rather than provoke it: they become converted chemically into alkaline carbonates, which correct sour fermentation.
Frequent mention is made of sour galls, aleppo galls, green and blue vitriol, the lees of wine, black amber, sugar, fish-glue and a host of unimportant materials as being employed in the admixture of black inks.
Our great Washington found that out, and the British officer that beat Bonaparte, the bread they gave him turned sour afore he got half through the loaf.
Amarok was gone, Alacrity beamed at Floyt, who still wore a sour look.
And Lieutenant Alameda, her normally sour expression gone, was actually beautiful when she allowed herself to smile.
His garments had once been fine, but judging by their worn appearance and the sour odor that rose from them, Alec suspected their owner to be a denizen of the northern Ring.
Vanessa unpacks the picnic basket while I run around trying to find intact baobab pods so that we can crack open their hairy shells and suck the sour white powder off the seeds.
The metal toilet in the cell had backed up, and was filled to the brim with a brown stew of liquid feces and sour, beerish urine.
Burnfingers Begay waited until everyone else had put in their order before calmly requesting tenderloin of venison filled with trout pate beneath a sour cream-champagne sauce, potatoes au gratin on the side, and haricots verts accompanied by a 1948 Bavarian Liebfraumilch.
There hobbles Goody Foster, a sour and bitter old beldam, looking as if she went to curse, and not to pray, and whom many of her neighbors suspect of taking an occasional airing on a broomstick.
It was like sour water, and kind of bitterish for wine, but my head began to work faster right away, and the good side of things started to show up.
He can smell the grass on either side of him, a bleachy scent like fresh semen, can smell the water and sour mud of Cherokee Creek, which curves west not far from here, passing under the highway through a man-high culvert.
Separatists from the Church of England who, in the violence of their alienation and the bitterness of their sufferings, did not refrain from sour and acrid censoriousness toward the men who were nearest them in religious conviction and pursuing like ends by another course.
Arrange the scrambled eggs down the middle, then top with the scallions, avocado, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro if you have some in the house.
Stir it up, thicken the chili a little with the guar or xanthan if you think it needs it, and serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped cilantro on top.