Bore

Definition of Bore

Pronunciation: bōr
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Bored ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Boring.]
I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.
- Shak.
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.
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.
- Shak.
Used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
- Carlyle.
5.To befool; to trick.
I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned,
Baffled and bored, it seems.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. 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.
n.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.
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.
Yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter.
- Shak.
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.
1.(Physical Geog.) 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.
imp.1.imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.

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