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See also: bóre, borë, böre, bőre, bóře, bōrě, and boré

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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English borian (to pierce), from Proto-Germanic *burōną. Confer Danish bore, Norwegian Bokmål bore, Dutch boren, German bohren, Old Norse bora. Cognate with Latin forō (to bore, to pierce), Latin feriō (strike, cut) and Albanian birë (a hole). Sense of wearying may come from a figurative use such as "to bore the ears"; confer German drillen.

 
Boring a hole through a wooden plank with an auger.

VerbEdit

bore (third-person singular simple present bores, present participle boring, simple past and past participle bored)

  1. (transitive) To inspire boredom in somebody.
    • Shakespeare
      He bores me with some trick.
    • Carlyle
      [] used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
  2. (transitive) To make a hole through something.
    • Shakespeare
      I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.
  3. (intransitive) To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.
    to bore for water or oil
    An insect bores into a tree.
  4. (transitive) To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.
    to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole
    • T. W. Harris
      short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore [] a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood
  5. (transitive) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
    to bore one's way through a crowd
    • John Gay
      What bustling crowds I bored.
  6. (intransitive) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.
    This timber does not bore well.
  7. (intransitive) To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
    • Dryden
      They take their flight [] boring to the west.
  8. (of a horse) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Crabb to this entry?)
  9. (obsolete) To fool; to trick.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, / Baffled and bored, it seems.
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Bore of a Krupp 38 cm gun at Batterie Vara / Møvik Fort, Norway.

NounEdit

bore (plural bores)

  1. A hole drilled or milled through something, or (by extension) its diameter.
    the bore of a cannon
    • Francis Bacon
      the bores of wind instruments
  2. The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired, or (by extension) its diameter.
  3. A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.
  4. A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
  5. One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
  6. Something that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome affair.
    • Hawthorne
      It is as great a bore as to hear a poet read his own verses.
  7. Calibre; importance.
    • Shakespeare
      Yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter.
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

bore (plural bores)

  1. A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.
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Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

bore

  1. simple past tense of bear

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CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bāregos (morning). Compare Breton beure, Old Irish báireach and Old Irish bárach, whence i mbáireach and i mbárach (tomorrow), modern Irish amáireach (Munster, Connaught) and Irish amárach (Donegal).

NounEdit

bore m

  1. morning

MutationEdit


CzechEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bore

  1. vocative singular of bor ("pine wood"):

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bore

  1. vocative singular of bor ("boron"):

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Čmejrková, Světla; Hoffmannová, Jana; Klímová, Jana (2013) Čeština v pohledu synchronním a diachronním (in Czech), ISBN 8024621215, page 433

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bore

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of boren

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FrenchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bore m (uncountable)

  1. boron

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bora

VerbEdit

bore (imperative bor, present tense borer, simple past and past participle bora or boret, present participle borende)

  1. to bore or drill (make a hole through something)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

bore

  1. past participle of bera

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bāregos (morning). Compare Breton beure, Old Irish bárach (whence i mbárach (tomorrow), modern Irish amáireach and amárach).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bore m (plural boreau)

  1. morning

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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bore fore more unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.