- 1 (abbreviation: oz) A unit of weight of one sixteenth of a pound avoirdupois (approximately 28 grams).More example sentences
- Most cohort members reported their offspring's birth weights in pounds and ounces.
- For the cauliflower foam: Melt two and one-half ounces of the butter in a saucepan until foaming.
- For the mushroom rillettes, in a medium saucepan, melt four ounces of butter over medium heat.
- 1.1A unit of one twelfth of a pound troy or apothecaries' measure, equal to 480 grains (approximately 31 grams).More example sentences
- I should say that troy ounces are a measure used only for precious metals.
- That is an average grade of 2.35 troy ounces per ton!
- Large masses of native gold - up to many hundreds of troy ounces - have been encountered during mining.
- 2A very small amount of something: Robin summoned up every ounce of strengthMore example sentences
- The crew recites the dialogue by heart and mimics the actors without an ounce of embarrassment.
- But if the commentor is right, it would be an even more ridiculous point to make - pure smear, without an ounce of journalistic content.
- The tiny hotel, technically a ‘restaurant with rooms’ as it has only five of them, is a haven of oak-beamed loveliness without an ounce of tweeness to spoil it.
- 3 short for fluid ounce.
Middle English: from Old French unce, from Latin uncia 'twelfth part (of a pound or foot)'; compare with inch1.