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Definitions of bore

  1.   ( mining terms) a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
  2.   imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.
  3.   A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
  4.   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).
  5.   A tiresome person; an annoyance.
  6.   To pierce so as to form a hole: to weary or annoy.
  7.   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.
  8.   To make a hole in; to weary.
  9.   Caliber; importance.
  10.   The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
  11.   To pierce or drill a hole in; to weary with repetition of what does not interest.
  12.   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.
  13.   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.
  14.   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.
  15.   To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
  16.   a high wave ( often dangerous) caused by tidal flow ( as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
  17.   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.
  18.   completely unclothed; " bare bodies"; " naked from the waste up"; " a nude model"
  19.   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.
  20.   Did bear, pa. t. of BEAR.
  21.   A hole made by boring; a perforation.
  22.   To be pierced; to pierce by boring; to push forward toward a certain point; to carry the nose near the ground, as a horse.
  23.   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"
  24.   Of bear.
  25.   drill a hole into
  26.   A hole made by boring; a wearisome person.
  27.   To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; - said of a horse.
  28.   A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
  29.   To make a hole; pierce; to push forward toward a certain point.
  30.   A hole made by boring: the size of the cavity of a gun: a person or thing that wearies.
  31.   a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
  32.   Imp. Of BEAR, v.
  33.   diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  34.   To make a hole in; pierce; perforate; tire; weary; annoy.
  35.   To make a hole in a hard body with some tool; to perforate; to pierce; to annoy by repeated applications.
  36.   The hole made by boring: the cavity or calibre of a gun; an instrument used for boring; a person or thing that bores.
  37.   To befool; to trick.
  38.   The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.
  39.   To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
  40.   a person who evokes boredom
  41.   The advancing front of the tidal wave as it ascends certain rivers or estuaries, especially at a spring tide.
  42.   imp. of 1st & amp; 2d Bear.
  43.   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.
  44.   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.
  45.   cause to be bored
  46.   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.
  47.   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.
  48.   A tidal flood which rushes with great force into the mouths of certain rivers.
  49.   A hole made by boring; the interior diameter, as of a firearm.

Quotes of bore

  1. Because I think a lot of people felt like, ultimately- and this isn't the first time I've said this, so I'll bore you again with it- but ultimately it was... I think it felt like homework a bit for people. – Will Arnett
  2. I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife. – Louise Brooks
  3. The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore – Samuel Butler
  4. Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. – Frank Moore Colby
  5. I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview. – Ben Harper
  6. Playing good girls in the 30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress. – Olivia De Havilland
  7. The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault. – Henry A. Kissinger
  8. It's important to hold something back, though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty dull and I don't want to bore people with it. – Matt Lucas
  9. I soon found law school an unmitigated bore – Constance Baker Motley
  10. He was not only a bore he bored for England. – Malcolm Muggeridge
  11. We must believe what is good and true about the prophets, that they were sages, that they did understand what proceeded from their mouths, and that they bore prudence on their lips. – Origen
  12. I was a purist bore – Michael Parkinson
  13. Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong -Kong. – Vita Sackville-West
  14. It's an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him... he never bores me, and he doesn't... not only bore me, that's too strong a word. – Peter Shaffer
  15. Better to go than sit around being a terrible old bore – Auberon Waugh

Usage examples for bore

  1. Later on we can drop them if they grow to be too much of a bore – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  2. Never mind me, my dear: go on with your work; and don't let me bore you. ” – John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw
  3. So think o' yir mother as aye true to yir faither, and it'll mebbe help yir sorrow to ken there's aye this bond between yir faither and her wha bore ye. ” – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  4. The man whose name she bore was scarcely a memory to her. ” – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  5. He saw it bore a name at the end, and as he advanced saw that it had an official appearance. ” – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  6. 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
  7. “ " I will not bore you either with physical science nor chemistry. ” – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  8. Bore this funeral affair. ” – Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. He bore off then but came back in the afternoon. ” – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  10. “ For, taking her in his arms as easily as if she had been a child, he bore her out of the room and up to Leo's door. ” – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  11. He thought that ridiculous, and never bore ill- will to those who stopped away altogether. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  12. “ " You won't bore me," I said. ” – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  13. Of course not, but I'm afraid it will bore you. ” – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  14. “ I told her she couldn't- that was why I bore with her. ” – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  15. Living is somewhat of a bore a beautiful bore – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  16. 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
  17. The first I took up bore the name of Mr. Septimus Codd, that of the second, Mr. George Kitwater. ” – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  18. “ No, he will not; he will bore me. ” – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  19. It was Timmins who stepped forward; Timmins who took Asa and bore him into the living room where Colonel Bright, Mr. Leffingwell, John, his son, and Mr. and Mrs. Potter all rose to their feet, when Timmins walked in. ” – The Boy Scouts on a Submarine by Captain John Blaine

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