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Definitions of bore

  1. To be pierced; to pierce by boring; to push forward toward a certain point; to carry the nose near the ground, as a horse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make a hole in; pierce; perforate; tire; weary; annoy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To befool; to trick. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To pierce of drill a hole in; to form by piercing or drilling; to force with effort; to weary by tiresome repetition, or by dulness; to annoy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To pierce so as to form a hole: to weary or annoy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; - said of a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To make a hole; pierce; to push forward toward a certain point. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To pierce or drill a hole in; to weary with repetition of what does not interest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To make a hole in a hard body with some tool; to perforate; to pierce; to annoy by repeated applications. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Of bear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. (mining terms) a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a person who evokes boredom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. make a hole 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A hole made by boring; a perforation. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Caliber; importance. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. imp. of 1st & 2d Bear. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. imp. of 1st & 2d Bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A hole made by piercing or drilling; hence, the cavity or hollow of a gun; the inside diameter of a gun; hole; a stupid, uninteresting person; any person or thing that causes dull weariness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. A hole made by boring: the size of the cavity of a gun: a person or thing that wearies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Did bear, pa.t. of BEAR. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. A tidal flood which rushes with great force into the mouths of certain rivers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A hole made by boring; a wearisome person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. Imp. Of BEAR, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A hole made by boring; the interior diameter, as of a firearm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A tiresome person; an annoyance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The hole made by boring: the cavity or calibre of a gun; an instrument used for boring; a person or thing that bores. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. A sudden indux in certain estuaries of a tidal wave often of great volume, and rushing up with great violence and a loud noise. See Bear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. The hole made by piercing or boring with a tool; the cavity or hollow in anything, as in a gun-barrel; a person or thing that annoys. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. The advancing front of the tidal wave as it ascends certain rivers or estuaries, especially at a spring tide. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the waste up"; "a nude model" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for bore

  1. He bore it for a little time longer, then he said: " How much longer is it going to last, Lettie?" – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. But nobody feels the anxiety for her child that the mother who bore her does! – Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves by Alexander Ostrovsky
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