What does PORE mean?

Definitions for POREpɔr, poʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pore(noun)

    any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)

  2. pore(noun)

    any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

  3. stoma, stomate, pore(verb)

    a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass

  4. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet(verb)

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pore

    one of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc

  2. Pore

    a minute opening or passageway; an interstice between the constituent particles or molecules of a body; as, the pores of stones

  3. Pore(verb)

    to look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now usually with over

  4. Origin: [OE. poren, of uncertain origin; cf. D. porren to poke, thrust, Gael. purr.]


  1. Pore

    Pore is a town and municipality in the Department of Casanare, Colombia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pore

    pōr, n. a minute passage in the skin for the perspiration: an opening between the molecules of a body.—adjs. Pō′ral, of or pertaining to pores; Pō′riform, in the form of a pore.—ns. Pō′riness, Poros′ity, Pō′rousness, quality of being porous—opp. to Density.—adjs. Pō′rose, containing pores; Pō′rous, Pō′ry, having pores: that can be penetrated by fluid.—adv. Pō′rously. [Fr.,—L. porus—Gr. poros, a passage.]

  2. Pore

    pōr, v.i. to look with steady attention on: to study closely.—n. Pō′rer. [Peer, to peep.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PORE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PORE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Caitlyn Milton at Tomnod:

    Using high-resolution satellite imagery, we can engage a global community of online volunteers to pore over the imagery pixel by pixel.

  2. William Wycherley:

    Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.

  3. Dylan Thomas:

    From my point of view the worst thing would be for it to end up in the hands of a private collector who locks it up in a bank vault for 50 years, it was hard to keep my hands off it -- I just want to pore through it, to be able to read every word in his crabbed, backwards-sloping hand -- it is such a covetable object.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    This case is about abusing the power of the subpoena to force Exxon to turn over many decades’ worth of records, so an attorney general with an agenda can pore over them in hopes of finding something incriminating, [It] ... represents an effort to punish Exxon for daring to hold an opinion on climate change that differs from that of radical environmentalists.

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