# Guess the word from the hints

You can find me on a table
Believe me, I am capable
When I soar, beings pour
You think I'm dizzy
But I'm actually busy
I'm very near hence I don't support anyone dear

You are

Mercury

You can find me on a table

It as an element on the table of elements (Hg)

Believe me, I am capable

Mercury has many uses- thermometers, barometers, sphygmomonometers, various alloys

When I soar, beings pour

Mercury is used in thermometers- when the temperature increases the mercury rises and people sweat (pour)

You think I'm dizzy

Mercury poisoning can result in dizziness

But I'm actually busy

Mercury is used in blood pressure readings- it's busy being useful?
or- Mercury (the winged messenger) is busy?

I'm very near hence I don't support anyone dear

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun- due to its proximity, it is uninhabitable

I'm unsure of some parts- help welcome!

• Good start, but I think the very title of this puzzle is "I may refer to multiple things, but I am one" so you probably shouldn't be referring to both at different points in the answer. Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 20:37
• @leigero the one-word answer has different meanings, that's the "multiple" part Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 21:02
• Dizzy because it rotates around it's axis. Nice work. Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 1:10

Are you

Degrees

You can find me on a table

there are 4 90 degree corners on a table.

Believe me, I am capable

You have a degree, so you're very capable/educated/qualified

When I soar, beings pour

When the degrees rise (temperature) people sweat/pour

You think I'm dizzy

360 degrees spinning?

But I'm actually busy

Someone with a degree is constantly working

I'm very near hence I don't support anyone dear

1 degree of separation?

It is a

Lazy Susan.

You can find me on a table

Yep.

Believe me, I am capable

A lazy Susan isn't actually very lazy, thus capable?

When I soar, beings pour

Try spinning one really fast when there is are liquids on it, see what happens!

You think I'm dizzy

from all that spinning around...

But I'm actually busy

Spinning is working for one of those.

I'm very near hence I don't support anyone dear

The lazy Susan is in the centre of a round table and thus equally near to every one at the table.

• By beings I meant living beings :) Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 15:35

Are you

Glass

You can find me on a table

Yes, you can.

Believe me, I am capable

When I soar, beings pour

glass actually used for pouring

You think I'm dizzy

When you have a myotopia, you may think it all spins around

But I'm actually busy

Traffic seems too busy through blur glasses

I'm very near hence I don't support anyone dear

It is related with spectacles

• Nice thinking. I like the Google Glass part. Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 15:34

Are you

Salt

You can find me on a table

in salt shakers

Believe me, I am capable

When I soar, beings pour

When Salt levels are high, people sweat

You think I'm dizzy

Dizziness spells calls by too much salt in diet

But I'm actually busy

Serves a lot of functions

I'm very near hence I don't support anyone dear

exists everywhere?

Are you

a cat?

You can find me on a table

cats sit on the table

Believe me, I am capable

cats are quite capable at a lot of things, though they lounge around

When I soar, beings pour

soar to heaven? people cry?

You think I'm dizzy

alternate definition for dizzy (bewildered; confused.) cats stare off into space

But I'm actually busy

they are thinking! brains are busy

I'm very near hence I don't support anyone dear

although always around, cats don't seem to care about anything other than themselves

• Love this answer but it's nowhere close to what I have in mind :) Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 1:09