pore

verb
\ ˈpȯr How to pronounce pore (audio) \
pored; poring

Definition of pore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to gaze intently
2 : to read or study attentively usually used with over
3 : to reflect or meditate steadily

pore

noun

Definition of pore (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from pore

Noun

pored \ ˈpȯrd How to pronounce pore (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Their reinforcements from the West Bank, all with military experience, pore over maps of the neighborhoods and take calls from foot patrols and Jewish residents. Time, 27 May 2021 Cahill will also pore over a pre-sentence investigation report, which is usually nonpublic. Amy Forliti, Chron, 12 May 2021 Over the past few months, members spanning time zones from Taiwan to San Francisco connected on videoconference calls to pore over more than 9,000 public comments on the matter, including from Trump himself, according to the board. BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2021 Motley Fool's analysts pore over details and risks, then provide you with all that information. Chron, 23 Apr. 2021 After examining each artist’s note choices, rhythmic quirks, and preferences for harmony in the MIDI file, the computer creates new music that the staff could pore over to pick the best moments. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 2 Apr. 2021 That expert will pore over every significant detail, verifying dozens of inspection points, including the crown, bezel, dial, case, clasp/buckle, hands, end links, and serial number of your new watch. CNN Underscored, 30 Mar. 2021 In the meantime, engineers will pore over every bit of data about the incidents, with lawyers—for the shipping lines, the insurance companies, and the companies whose goods were lost—looking over their shoulders. Aarian Marshall, Wired, 20 Mar. 2021 That leaves regulators about three weeks to pore over a large and complex application that includes clinical and manufacturing data. New York Times, 5 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The pore-tightening, gently exfoliating mask was part of the vegan and cruelty-free brand's debut collection at Sephora, and its bright packaging and playful consistency immediately caught my attention. Michella Oré, Glamour, 10 May 2021 The clean formula is chock-full of antioxidants, helps to reduce pore size and brighten and tighten the skin. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Along with evening out their skin tones, customers are also praising the product for visibly minimizing their pore size and reducing the number of blackheads on their face. Stephanie Perry, Southern Living, 18 May 2021 In another case, in 2019, two Marines were investigated at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar after sharing a video of the two of them in black charcoal pore-cleansing masks in uniform. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2021 Hormonal acne usually shows as whiteheads or cystic bumps, as hormonal fluctuations produce excess pore-clogging oil. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, 7 Apr. 2021 An international team will now test different fungi, growth conditions and pore size that could work on the Moon and Mars. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021 Brown walnut open-pore wood and grey high-gloss wood are new, and new leather color options include two-tone Neva Grey and Magma and Sienna Brown and Black combinations. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2021 It's filled with Avya's signature ingredients: hyaluronic acid for hydration; Vitamin C for brightening, collagen boosting, and free radical prevention, and Niacinamide to reduce pore size. Akili King, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of pore

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pore

Verb

Middle English pouren

Noun

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

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The first known use of pore was in the 13th century

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1 Jun 2021

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“Pore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pore. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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pore

noun

English Language Learners 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.

pore

verb
\ ˈpȯr How to pronounce pore (audio) \
pored; poring

Kids Definition of pore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

pore

noun

Kids Definition of pore (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tiny opening (as in the skin)

pore

noun
\ ˈpō(ə)r, ˈpȯ(ə)r How to pronounce pore (audio) \

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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