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bore meaning in General Dictionary

imp of 1st amp 2d Bear

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  • A tidal flooding which on a regular basis or periodically rushes into particular streams of unusual setup or area in one single or even more waves which present an extremely abrupt front side of considerable level dangerous to shipping as on lips of the Amazon in south usa the Hoogly and Indus in India and Tsien tang in Asia
  • an opening created by boring a perforation
  • To make a hole or perforation with or just like a boring instrument to reduce a circular opening because of the rotary movement of something concerning bore for liquid 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 bugs
  • To perforate or enter as an excellent human anatomy by turning an auger gimlet exercise or any other tool to create a round hole in or right through to pierce as to bore a plank
  • reason to be annoyed
  • someone who evokes boredom
  • make a hole, particularly with a pointed energy or hand device
  • diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  • a high trend (frequently dangerous) due to tidal circulation (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
  • a hole or passage created by a drill; generally created for exploratory functions
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  • To perforate or enter, as a good human anatomy, by turning an auger, gimlet, exercise, or other instrument; to create a round gap in or through; to pierce; because, to bore a plank.
  • To form or enlarge through a boring tool or equipment; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun-barrel; to bore a hole.
  • which will make (a passage) by laborious effort, as with bland; since, to bore a person's method through an audience; to force a narrow and tough passage through.
  • To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
  • To befool; to fool.
  • to create a hole or perforation with, or much like, a boring instrument; to reduce a circular opening because of the rotary motion of a tool; because, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for liquid or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as pests).
  • becoming pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; because, this timber doesn't bore really, or is hard to bore.
  • To push ahead in a specific path with laborious work.
  • To shoot out the nostrils or toss it in the air; -- said of a horse.
  • A hole made by boring; a perforation.
  • the inner cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or pipe.
  • how big a hole; the inside diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the quality.
  • A tool to make an opening by boring, as an auger.
  • Caliber; relevance.
  • you or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome individual or event; anyone or thing which in turn causes ennui.
  • A tidal flooding which frequently or periodically rushes intou000du000a certain streams of unusual setup or location, in a single or maybe moreu000du000a waves which provide a rather abrupt front side of substantial height,u000du000a dangerous to shipping, as at the lips of the Amazon, in south usa,u000du000a the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and Tsien-tang, in China.
  • Less correctly, a tremendously large and fast tidal flow, if not so abrupt, particularly occurs at Bay of Fundy plus in the British Channel.
  • imp. of first & 2d Bear.

bore meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English borian "to bore through, perforate," from bor "auger," from Proto-Germanic *buron (cognates: Old Norse bora, Swedish borra, Old High German boron, Middle Dutch boren, German bohren), from PIE root *bher- (2) "to cut with a-sharp point, pierce, bore" (cognates: Greek pharao "we plow," Latin forare "to bore, pierce," Old Church Slavonic barjo "to hit, fight," Albanian brime "hole"). The meaning "diameter of a pipe" is first recorded 1570s; therefore figurative slang full bore (1936) "at optimum speed," from thought of unchoked carburetor on a motor. Feeling of "be tiresome or dull" first attested 1768, a vogue term c.1780-81 based on Grose (1785); perhaps a figurative extension of "to move forward gradually and persistently," as a boring tool does.

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  • past tense of bear (v.).
  • thing which in turn causes ennui or annoyance, 1778; of individuals by 1812; from bore (v.1). The secret of being a bore will be inform every little thing. [Voltaire, "Sept Discours en Vers sur l'Homme," 1738]

bore - German to English

(tidal) bore


bore meaning in General Dictionary

(imp.) of Bear

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  • (v. t.) To perforate or enter, as an excellent human body, by-turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or any other instrument; which will make a round opening in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.
  • (v. t.) To form or enlarge through a boring tool or equipment; since, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole.
  • (v. t.) To create (a passage) by laborious work, as with bland; because, to bore your means through a crowd; to make a narrow and tough passage through.
  • (v. t.) To weary by tedious version or by dullness; to tire; to difficulty; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
  • (v. t.) To befool; to trick.
  • (v. i.) In order to make a hole or perforation with, or much like, a boring instrument; to cut a circular gap by the rotary movement of something; 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 pests).
  • (v. i.) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts because turns; as, this wood cannot bore well, or is difficult to bore.
  • (v. i.) To press forward in a specific direction with laborious effort.
  • (v. i.) To shoot out the nose or throw it in the air; -- stated of a horse.
  • (n.) A hole produced by bland; a perforation.
  • (letter.) The interior cylindrical hole of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or pipe.
  • (letter.) How big is a hole; the inner diameter of a tube or gun-barrel; the caliber.
  • (n.) An instrument in making a hole by boring, as an auger.
  • (letter.) Caliber; value.
  • (n.) Someone or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome individual or event; anyone or thing which causes ennui.
  • (letter.) A tidal flood which frequently or occasionally rushes into specific rivers of particular configuration or location, in one single or even more waves which provide a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as in the lips for the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, together with Tsien-tang, in Asia.
  • (letter.) Less properly, a tremendously high and quick tidal circulation, if not so abrupt, such happens at Bay of Fundy plus the British Channel.
  • imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.

Sentence Examples with the word bore

Thus, the sons inherited their fathers' hunting-ground, but bore their mothers' name and therewith the right to certain women for wives.

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