Meaning of pounce
— v., n. pounced, pounc•ing,
- to swoop down suddenly and grasp, as a bird does in seizing its prey.
- to spring, dash, or come suddenly: Unexpectedly she pounced on the right answer.
- to seize (prey) suddenly: The bird quickly pounced its prey.
- the claw or talon of a bird of prey.
- a sudden swoop, as on an object of prey.
— pounced, pounc•ing.
- to emboss (metal) by hammering on an instrument applied on the reverse side.
— n., v., pounced, pounc•ing.
- a fine powder, as of cuttlebone, formerly used to prevent ink from spreading in writing, or to prepare parchment for writing.
- a fine powder, often of charcoal, used in transferring a design through a perforated pattern.
- a small bag filled with pounce and struck against a perforated design.
- to sprinkle, smooth, or prepare with pounce.
- to trace (a design) with pounce.
- to finish the surface of (hats) by rubbing with sandpaper or the like.
- pounce (Thesaurus)