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Definition 1: large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for ounce in the sense of this definition

(ounce is a kind of ...) any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

(... is a member of ounce) lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers

Definition 2: a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for ounce in the sense of this definition

(ounce is a kind of ...) any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights

(ounce is a part of ...) 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams

(... is part of ounce) 16 ounces avoirdupois

"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"

Definition 3: a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a troy pound - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for ounce in the sense of this definition

(ounce is a kind of ...) any of the unit of the troy system of weights

(ounce is a kind of ...) any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces

(ounce is a part of ...) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains

(ounce is a part of ...) a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains

(... is part of ounce) an apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces or 373.242 grams

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