Meaning of 'bore' (Webster Dictionary)
- imp. of 1st & 2d Bear. - of Bear - A hole made by boring; a perforation.
- The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or
other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
- The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun
barrel; the caliber.
- A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
- Caliber; importance.
- A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a
tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
- 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.
- 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. - 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).
- 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.
- To push forward in a certain direction with laborious
- To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; -- said of a
horse. - 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.
- 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
- 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
- To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to
trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
- To befool; to trick.