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pore

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verb, \ˈpȯr\

Definition of pore

poredporing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to gaze intently

  3. 2 :  to read or study attentively —usually used with over

  4. 3 :  to reflect or meditate steadily



Origin of pore

Middle English pouren


First Known Use: 13th century


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pore

noun

Simple Definition of pore

  • : a very small opening on the surface of your skin that liquid comes out through when you sweat

  • : a small opening on the surface of a plant, a rock, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pore

  1. 1 :  a minute opening especially in an animal or plant; especially :  one by which matter passes through a membrane

  2. 2 :  a small interstice (as in soil) admitting absorption or passage of liquid

pored adjective

Origin of pore

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin porus, from Greek poros passage, pore — more at fare


First Known Use: 14th century



PORE Defined for Kids

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pore

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verb \ˈpȯr\

Definition of pore for Students

poredporing

  1. :  to read with great attention :  study <I pored over my book.>




2

pore

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noun

Definition of pore for Students

  1. :  a tiny opening (as in the skin)




Medical Dictionary

pore

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noun \ˈpō(ə)r, ˈpȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of pore

  1. :  a minute opening especially in an animal or plant; especially :  one by which matter passes through a membrane





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