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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

borebɔr, boʊr(v.; n.)bored, bor•ing

  1. (v.t.)to pierce (a solid substance) with some rotary cutting instrument.

  2. to make (a hole) with such an instrument.

  3. to make (a tunnel, mine, passage, etc.) by hollowing out, cutting through, or removing a core of material.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  4. to enlarge (a hole) to a precise diameter with a cutting tool within the hole, by rotating either the tool or the work.

    Category: Machinery

  5. to force (an opening), as through a crowd, by persistent forward thrusting (usu. fol. by through or into).

  6. (v.i.)to make a hole in a solid substance with a rotary cutting instrument.

  7. (n.)a hole made or enlarged by boring.

  8. the inside diameter of a hole or hollow cylindrical object, such as an engine cylinder or a gun barrel.

    Category: Weights and Measures, Machinery

Origin of bore:

bef. 900; ME; OE borian

borebɔr, boʊr(v.; n.)bored, bor•ing

  1. (v.t.)to weary by dullness, repetition, unwelcome attentions, etc.:

    The long speech bored me.

  2. (n.)a dull, tiresome, or uncongenial person.

  3. a cause of ennui or petty annoyance:

    The play was a bore.

Origin of bore:

1760–70; of uncert. orig.

borebɔr, boʊr(n.)

  1. an abrupt rise of tidal water moving inland from the mouth of an estuary.

    Category: Oceanography

Origin of bore:

1275–1325; ME bare < ON bāra wave

borebɔr, boʊr(v.)

  1. Ref: pt. of bear1. 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bore, dullard(noun)

    a person who evokes boredom

  2. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager(noun)

    a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

  3. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre(noun)

    diameter of a tube or gun barrel

  4. bore, bore-hole, drill hole(verb)

    a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes

  5. bore, tire(verb)

    cause to be bored

  6. bore, drill(verb)

    make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

    "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bore(verb)ɔr, boʊr

    to make sb bored

    I won't bore you with my vacation pictures.

  2. bore(noun)ɔr, boʊr

    a boring person

    an ignorant bore

Wiktionary

  1. bore(Noun)

    A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.

  2. Origin: From borian. Confer Danish bore, Norwegian bore, Dutch boren, German bohren, Old Norse bora. Cognate with Latin forare. Sense of wearying may come from a figurative use such as "to bore the ears"; confer German drillen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bore

    of Bear

  2. Bore(verb)

    to perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank

  3. Bore(verb)

    to form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole

  4. Bore(verb)

    to make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through

  5. Bore(verb)

    to weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester

  6. Bore(verb)

    to befool; to trick

  7. Bore(verb)

    to make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as insects)

  8. Bore(verb)

    to be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard to bore

  9. Bore(verb)

    to push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort

  10. Bore(verb)

    to shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; -- said of a horse

  11. Bore(noun)

    a hole made by boring; a perforation

  12. Bore(noun)

    the internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube

  13. Bore(noun)

    the size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber

  14. Bore(noun)

    a tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger

  15. Bore(noun)

    caliber; importance

  16. Bore(noun)

    a person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui

  17. Bore(noun)

    a tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien-tang, in China

  18. Bore(noun)

    less properly, a very high and rapid tidal flow, when not so abrupt, such as occurs at the Bay of Fundy and in the British Channel

  19. Bore

    imp. of 1st & 2d Bear

Freebase

  1. Bore

    Bore is the diameter measurement of the cylinders in a piston engine. Engine displacement is calculated by: The term "bore" can also be applied to the bore of a locomotive cylinder.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bore

    a watery ridge rushing violently up an estuary, due to a strong tidal wave travelling up a gradually narrowing channel. Bores are common in the estuary of the Ganges and other Asiatic rivers, in those of Brazil, and at the mouth of the Severn, in England.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bore(noun)

a dull, boring person or thing.

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