- (transitive) To make a hole through something.
- (transitive) To inspire boredom in somebody; to disinterest.
- Simple past of bear.
NounBore (plural Bores)
- A hole drilled or milled through something, as in the bore of a cannon
- A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
- One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
- A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.
Adjectives for Bore
deadly; highest; dreadful; everlasting; colossal; ignorant; ceaseless; veritable; incomparable; intimate; fearful; unmitigated; amiable; horrid; practiced.
Adverbs for Bore
faintly; heartily; dreadfully; everlastingly; colossally; ceaselessly; incomparably; unmitigatedly; horridly; agonizingly.
Synonyms for Bore
Antonyms for Bore
acupunctuation, acupuncture, aggravation, annoyance, auger, bad news, be tedious, bedevilment, billow, bite, bore stiff, bore to death, bore to distraction, bore to tears, boring, bother, botheration, bothersomeness, breakers, broach, burrow, buttonhole, buttonholer, caliber, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, comb, comber, countersink, crashing bore, delve, devilment, diameter, difficulty, dig, dig out, dike, dirty water, discompose, discontent, disquiet, dogging, downer, drag, dredge, drill, drill hole, drip, drive, dryasdust, dusty, eagre, empierce, empiercement, ennui, exasperation, excavate, exhaust, fix, fixing, flat tire, frightful bore, furrow, gape, gaup, gawk, glare, gloat, goggle, gore, goring, gouge, gouge out, gravity wave, groove, ground swell, grub, harassment, harrying, headache, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, hole, hollow out, honeycomb, hounding, humdrum, impale, impalement, jade, lance, lancing, leave unsatisfied, lift, lop, lower, mine, molestation, needle, nuisance, pall, peak, peer, penetrate, penetration, perforate, perforation, persecution, pest, pierce, piercing, pill, pink, popple, prick, pricking, problem, proser, punch, punching, puncture, puncturing, quarry, radius, ream, ream out, riddle, riffle, ripple, rise, roll, roller, rough water, run through, sap, scend, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scratch, sea, semidiameter, send, send to sleep, shovel, sink, skewer, skewering, spade, spear, spike, spit, stab, stare, stick, surf, surge, swell, tap, terebration, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, tire, transfix, transfixation, transfixion, transforation, transpierce, trench, trepan, trepanning, trephine, trephining, trial, trouble, trough, tsunami, tunnel, twaddler, undulation, vexation, vexatiousness, water wave, wave, wavelet, wear out, weary, wet blanket, white horses, whitecaps, worriment, worry
From Old English borian (“to pierce”). Confer Danish bore, Norwegian bore, Dutch boren, German bohren, Old Norse bora. Cognate with Latin forare (“to bore, to pierce”). Sense of wearying may come from a figurative use such as "to bore the ears"; confer German drillen.
- IPA: /bɔʁ/
Bore m. (usually uncountable)
- to bore (make a hole through something)
Bore m. (plural boreau)