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bore

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verb \ˈbȯr\

Definition of bore

bored

boring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pierce with a turning or twisting movement of a tool

  3. 2 :  to make (as a cylindrical hole) by boring or digging away material <bored a tunnel>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to make a hole by or as if by boring b :  to sink a mine shaft or well

  6. 2 :  to make one's way steadily especially against resistance <we bored through the jostling crowd>



Origin and Etymology 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


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bore

noun

Definition of bore

  1. 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. 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. 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



14th Century

First Known Use of bore

14th century


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bore

Definition of bore

  1. past of bear




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bore

noun

Definition of bore

  1. :  a tidal flood with a high abrupt front



Origin and Etymology of bore

Middle English *bore wave, from Old Norse bāra


First Known Use: 1601


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bore

noun

Definition of bore

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



Origin and Etymology of bore

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1766


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bore

verb

Definition of bore

bored

boring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to feel boredom



1768

First Known Use of bore

1768



BORE Defined for Kids

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bore

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verb \ˈbȯr\

Definition of bore for Students

bored

boring

  1. 1 :  to make a hole in especially with a drill <bore a piece of wood>

  2. 2 :  to make by piercing or drilling <bore a hole>

borer

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bore

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noun

Definition of bore for Students

  1. 1 :  a hole made by boring

  2. 2 :  a space (as in a gun barrel) shaped like a cylinder

  3. 3 :  the diameter of a hole or cylinder




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bore

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Definition of bore for Students

  1. past of bear




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bore

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noun

Definition of bore for Students

  1. :  an uninteresting person or thing




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bore

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verb

Definition of bore for Students

bored

boring

  1. :  to make tired and restless by being uninteresting <This long-winded story bores me.>




Medical Dictionary

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bore

Medical Definition of bore

past of bear


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bore

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noun \ˈbō(ə)r, ˈbȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of bore

  1. 1:  the long usually cylindrical hollow part of something (as a tube or artery)

  2. 2:  the internal diameter of a tube (as a hypodermic needle, catheter, or sound) <a small-bore catheter>




Law Dictionary

bore

  1. past of bear





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