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Webster 1913 Edition


Bore

Bore

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bored
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Boring
.]
[OE.
borien
, AS.
borian
; akin to Icel.
bora
, Dan.
bore
, D.
boren
, OHG.
por[GREEK]n
, G.
bohren
, L.
forare
, Gr.
[GREEK]
to plow, Zend
bar
. √91.]
1.
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
.
I’ll believe as soon this whole earth may be
bored
.
Shakespeare
2.
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
.
Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can
bore
, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood.
T. W. Harris.
3.
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.
“What bustling crowds I bored.”
Gay.
4.
To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
He
bores
me with some trick.
Shakespeare
Used to come and
bore
me at rare intervals.
Carlyle.
5.
To befool; to trick.
[Obs.]
I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned,
Baffled and
bored
, it seems.
Beau. & Fl.

Bore

,
Verb.
I.
1.
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)
.
2.
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
.
3.
To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
They take their flight . . .
boring
to the west.
Dryden.
4.
(Man.)
To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; – said of a horse.
Crabb.

Bore

(bōr)
,
Noun.
1.
A hole made by boring; a perforation.
2.
The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
The
bores
of wind instruments.
Bacon.
Love's counselor should fill the
bores
of hearing.
Shakespeare
3.
The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.
4.
A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
5.
Caliber; importance.
[Obs.]
Yet are they much too light for the
bore
of the matter.
Shakespeare
6.
A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
It is as great a
bore
as to hear a poet read his own verses.
Hawthorne.

Bore

,
Noun.
[Icel.
bāra
wave: cf. G.
empor
upwards, OHG.
bor
height,
burren
to lift, perh. allied to AS.
beran
, E. 1st
bear
. √92.]
(Physical Geog.)
(a)
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.
(b)
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.

Bore

,
imp.
of 1st & 2d
Bear
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bore

BORE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. foro and perforo, to bore, to perforate; Gr. to pierce or transfix; also, to pass over, in which sense it coincides with ferry; L. veru, from thrusting or piercing, coincide in elements with this root.
1.
To perforate or penetrate a solid body and make a round hole by turning an auger, gimlet, or other instrument. Hence, to make hollow;; to form a round hole; as,to bore a cannon.
2.
To eat out or make a hollow by gnawing or corroding, as a worm.
3.
To penetrate or break through by turning or labor; as, to bore through a crowd.

BORE

,
Verb.
I.
To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that turns; as, this timber does not bore well or is hard to bore.
1.
To pierce or enter by boring; as, an auger bores well.
2.
To push forward toward a certain point.
Boring to the west.
3.
With horsemen, a horse bores, when he carries his nose to the ground.
4.
In a transitive or intransitive sense, to pierce the earth with scooping irons, which, when drawn out, bring with them samples of the different stratums, through which they pass. This is a method of discovering veins of ore and coal without opening a mine.

BORE

,
Noun.
The hole made by boring. Hence, the cavity or hollow of a gun, cannon, pistol or other fire-arm; the caliber; whether formed by boring or not.
1.
Any instrument for making holes by boring or turning, as an auger, gimlet or wimble.

BORE

,
Noun.
A tide, swelling above another tide.
A sudden influx of the tide into a river or narrow strait.

BORE

, pret. of bear. [See Bear.]

Definition 2021


bore

bore

See also: bóre, borë, böre, bőre, bóře, and bōrě

English

Verb

bore (third-person singular simple present bores, present participle boring, simple past and past participle bored)

  1. (transitive) To inspire boredom in somebody.
    • Shakespeare
      He bores me with some trick.
    • Carlyle
      [] used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
  2. (transitive) To make a hole through something.
    • Shakespeare
      I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.
  3. (intransitive) To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.
    to bore for water or oil
    An insect bores into a tree.
  4. (transitive) To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.
    to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole
    • T. W. Harris
      short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore [] a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood
  5. (transitive) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
    to bore one's way through a crowd
    • John Gay
      What bustling crowds I bored.
  6. (intransitive) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.
    This timber does not bore well.
  7. (intransitive) To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
    • Dryden
      They take their flight [] boring to the west.
  8. (of a horse) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Crabb to this entry?)
  9. (obsolete) To fool; to trick.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, / Baffled and bored, it seems.
Antonyms
Synonyms
  • See Wikisaurus:bore
Related terms
Translations
Bore of a Krupp 38 cm gun at Batterie Vara / Møvik Fort, Norway.

Noun

bore (plural bores)

  1. A hole drilled or milled through something, or (by extension) its diameter .
    the bore of a cannon
    • Francis Bacon
      the bores of wind instruments
  2. The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired, or (by extension) its diameter.
  3. A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.
  4. A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
  5. One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
  6. Something that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome affair.
    • Hawthorne
      It is as great a bore as to hear a poet read his own verses.
  7. Calibre; importance.
    • Shakespeare
      Yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter.
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:bore
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

bore (plural bores)

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

Etymology 3

Verb

bore

  1. simple past tense of bear

Anagrams


Cornish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *bāregos (morning). Compare Breton beure, Old Irish bárach, whence i mbárach (tomorrow), modern Irish amárach.

Noun

bore m

  1. morning

Mutation


Czech

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /borɛ/
  • Rhymes: -orɛ
  • Hyphenation: bo‧re

Noun

bore

  1. vocative singular of bor ("pine wood"):

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /boːrɛ/[1]
  • Rhymes: -oːrɛ
  • Hyphenation: bo‧re

Noun

bore

  1. vocative singular of bor ("boron"):

Anagrams

References

  1. Čmejrková, Světla; Hoffmannová, Jana; Klímová, Jana (2013) Čeština v pohledu synchronním a diachronním (in Czech), ISBN 8024621215, page 433

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

bore

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of boren

Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔʁ/

Noun

bore m (uncountable)

  1. boron

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse bora

Verb

bore (imperative bor, present tense borer, simple past and past participle bora or boret, present participle borende)

  1. to bore or drill (make a hole through something)

Derived terms

References


Welsh

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *bāregos (morning). Compare Breton beure, Old Irish bárach (whence i mbárach (tomorrow), modern Irish amárach).

Pronunciation

Noun

bore m (plural boreau)

  1. morning

Derived terms

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bore fore more unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.