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pore

verb \ ˈpȯr \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of pore

pored; poring
intransitive verb
1 : to gaze intently
2 : to read or study attentively usually used with over
3 : to reflect or meditate steadily

Recent Examples of pore from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of pore

Middle English pouren


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pore

noun

Definition of pore

1 : a minute opening especially in an animal or plant; especially : one by which matter passes through a membrane
2 : a small interstice (as in soil) admitting absorption or passage of liquid

pored

play \ˈpȯrd\ adjective

Recent Examples of pore from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of pore

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



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

verb \ ˈpȯr \

Definition of pore for Students

pored; poring
: to read with great attention : study
  • I pored over my book.

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pore

noun

Definition of pore for Students

: a tiny opening (as in the skin)

Medical Dictionary

pore

noun \ ˈpō(ə)r, ˈpȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of pore

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


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