Meaning of BORE in English


I. verb (~d; boring) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English borian; akin to Old High German borōn to ~, Latin forare to ~, ferire to strike Date: before 12th century transitive verb to pierce with a turning or twisting movement of a tool, to make (as a cylindrical hole) by boring or digging away material , intransitive verb 1. to make a hole by or as if by boring, to sink a mine shaft or well, to make one's way steadily especially against resistance , II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a usually cylindrical hole made by or as if by boring, a ~hole drilled especially to make an artesian well, 2. the long usually cylindrical hollow part of something (as a tube or gun barrel), the inner surface of a hollow cylindrical object, the size of a ~: as, the interior diameter of a gun barrel, the diameter of an engine cylinder, see: bear IV. noun Etymology: Middle English *~ wave, from Old Norse bāra Date: 1601 a tidal flood with a high abrupt front, V. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1766 one that causes ~dom: as, a tiresome person, something that is devoid of interest, VI. transitive verb (~d; boring) Date: 1768 to cause to feel ~dom

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