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pore

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verb \ˈpȯr\

Definition of pore

pored

;

poring

  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 and Etymology of pore

Middle English pouren


First Known Use: 13th century


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pore

noun

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 and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

pore

noun

Definition of pore for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


PORE Defined for Kids

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pore

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verb \ˈpȯr\

Definition of pore for Students

pored

;

poring

  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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