Definitions for borebɔr, boʊr

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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"


  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


  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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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • вътрешен диаметър, отвор, дупка, досаден човекBulgarian
  • barrinar, foradar, rissaga, avorrir, perforarCatalan, Valencian
  • vyvrtat, nudit, vrtatCzech
  • kede, boreDanish
  • Bohrung, bohren, langweilenGerman
  • tediEsperanto
  • aburrir, horadar, agujerear, perforar, taladroSpanish
  • porata, tylsistyttääFinnish
  • keða, boraFaroese
  • ennuyer, barber, mascaret, percerFrench
  • leadránaí, cró, toll, cró gunnaIrish
  • towlManx
  • לשעמםHebrew
  • kiváj, fúr, kifúr, untatHungarian
  • boraIcelandic
  • tediare, alesare, annoiareItalian
  • いらいらさせるJapanese
  • wiri, rōrea, oreore, poka, oreMāori
  • boren, vervelenDutch
  • kjede, boreNorwegian
  • aborrecer, cavar, chatear, entediarPortuguese
  • hut'kuyQuechua
  • plictisi, gauriiRomanian
  • отве́рстие, надоедать, сверлить, наскучивать, зану́да, надоесть, буравитьRussian
  • дoсадњаковић, досађи́вати, svrdlati, сврдлати, dosáditi, dosađívati, бу́шити, dodijati, dosadnjaković, додијати, доса́дити, búšitiSerbo-Croatian
  • borra, tråka ut, tråkmånsSwedish
  • بورUrdu

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