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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 2022


böre

böre

See also: bore, boere, bóre, borë, bőre, bóře, and bōrě

North Frisian

Noun

böre m (plural böre)

  1. (Mooring) farmer