A weight, the sixteenth part of a pound avoirdupois, and containing 437/ grains.
The twelfth part of a troy pound.
Fig.: A small portion; a bit.
A feline quadruped (Felis irbis, / uncia) resembling the leopard in size, and somewhat in color, but it has longer and thicker fur, which forms a short mane on the back. The ounce is pale yellowish gray, with irregular dark spots on the neck and limbs, and dark rings on the body. It inhabits the lofty mountain ranges of Asia. Called also once.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. Muhammad Ali
Christian Louboutin, I love you, but honey, please! But when you have this much weight, you've got to give us a little platform. Sorry! The shoes are stunning though. An ounce of pain, it's worth it. Octavia Spencer
I'm thankful for the three ounce Ziploc bag, so that I have somewhere to put my savings. Paula Poundstone
We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure. David Agus
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. Mahatma Gandhi