Definition of scour :
1. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
2. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
3. The act of scouring.
4. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
5. To clean anything by rubbing.
6. To cleanse anything.
7. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
8. To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
9. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
10. To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; - often with off or away.
11. To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
12. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
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search (part of speech: verb)
- The Queen pondered the whole night over all the names she had ever heard, and sent messengers to scour the land, and to pick up far and near any names they should come across. - "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester.
- They would not fail, too, to scour the woods in search of smaller parties, and knowing the destination of the emigrants, would select the very ground over which they too were journeying. - "The Riflemen of the Miami", Edward S. Ellis.
- " I'll have to scour that knife before we cut bacon with it in the morning," he said. - "The Flockmaster of Poison Creek", George W. Ogden.