bore


1bore

verb \ˈbr\
bored bor·ing

Definition of BORE

transitive verb
1
:  to pierce with a turning or twisting movement of a tool
2
:  to make (as a cylindrical hole) by boring or digging away material <bored a tunnel>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to make a hole by or as if by boring
b :  to sink a mine shaft or well
2
:  to make one's way steadily especially against resistance <we bored through the jostling crowd>

Origin of BORE

Middle English, from Old English borian; akin to Old High German borōn to bore, Latin forare to bore, ferire to strike
First Known Use: before 12th century

2bore

noun

Definition of BORE

1
a :  a usually cylindrical hole made by or as if by boring
b chiefly Australian & New Zealand :  a borehole drilled especially to make an artesian well
2
a :  the long usually cylindrical hollow part of something (as a tube or gun barrel)
b :  the inner surface of a hollow cylindrical object
3
:  the size of a bore: as
a :  the interior diameter of a gun barrel; especially chiefly British :  gauge 1a(2)
b :  the diameter of an engine cylinder

First Known Use of BORE

14th century

3bore

Definition of BORE

past of bear

4bore

noun

Definition of BORE

:  a tidal flood with a high abrupt front

Origin of BORE

Middle English *bore wave, from Old Norse bāra
First Known Use: 1601

5bore

noun

Definition of BORE

:  one that causes boredom: as
a :  a tiresome person
b :  something that is devoid of interest

Origin of BORE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1766

6bore

transitive verb
bored bor·ing

Definition of BORE

:  to cause to feel boredom

First Known Use of BORE

1768

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