Definitions of bore

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