Bore

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English

Verb

Bore (third-person singular simple present Bores, present participle boring, simple past and past participle bored)

  1. (transitive) To make a hole through something.
  2. (transitive) To inspire boredom in somebody; to disinterest.
  3. Simple past of bear.

Noun

Bore (plural Bores)
  1. A hole drilled or milled through something, as in the bore of a cannon
  2. A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
  3. One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
  4. 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

weary, tire, fatigue, annoy, drill, tunnel, burrow, pierce.

Antonyms for Bore

amuse, interest.

Antonyms

interest

Related terms

Thesaurus

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

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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.

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Cornish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *bārego- (morning) (compare Old Irish bárach (tomorrow), modern Irish amárach, Breton beure).

Noun

Bore

  1. morning

Dutch

Verb

Bore

  1. singular present subjunctive of boren.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

Bore m. (usually uncountable)

  1. boron

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Norwegian

Verb

Bore (present tense borer; past tense bora/boret; past participle bora/boret; present participle borende; imperative bor)

  1. to bore (make a hole through something)

Welsh

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *bārego- (morning) (compare Breton beure, Old Irish bárach (tomorrow), modern Irish amárach).

Noun

Bore m. (plural boreau

  1. morning

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bore fore more unchanged

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