Associations to the word «Bore»


BORE, verb. ​(transitive) To inspire boredom in somebody.
BORE, verb. ​(transitive) To make a hole through something.
BORE, verb. (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.
BORE, verb. (transitive) To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.
BORE, verb. (transitive) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
BORE, verb. (intransitive) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.
BORE, verb. (intransitive) To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
BORE, verb. (of a horse) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.
BORE, verb. (obsolete) To fool; to trick.
BORE, noun. A hole drilled or milled through something.
BORE, noun. The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired.
BORE, noun. A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.
BORE, noun. A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
BORE, noun. One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
BORE, noun. Something that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome affair.
BORE, noun. Calibre; importance.
BORE, noun. A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.
BORE, verb. Simple past tense of bear
BORE DOWN, verb. Simple past tense of bear down
BORE OUT, verb. Simple past tense of bear out
BORE SIGHT, verb. (firearms) to align the sights and aiming point of a firearm using a bore sight optical tool
BORE SIGHT, noun. (firearms) an optical device, mounted on or near the end of a firearm's barrel, used to align the sights with the bore.
BORE UP, verb. Simple past tense of bear up
BORE WATER, noun. Water accumulated in aquifers below the earth's surface that can be accessed via a bore or well.
BORE WITNESS, verb. Simple past tense of bear witness

Dictionary definition

BORE, noun. A person who evokes boredom.
BORE, noun. A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary).
BORE, noun. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel.
BORE, noun. A hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes.
BORE, verb. Cause to be bored.
BORE, verb. Make a hole, especially 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"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin