Definition of bore :
1. A hole made by boring; a perforation.
2. A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
3. 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.
4. A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
5. Caliber; importance.
6. imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.
7. 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.
8. The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
9. The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.
10. 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.
11. To befool; to trick.
12. 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 hole.
13. 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 passage through.
14. 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).
15. 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.
16. To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
17. To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; - said of a horse.
18. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
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- And in your absence she bore you a son. - "The Blue Pavilions", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- It wasn't so long ago that you used to vote him a bore, my dear. - "Jill's Red Bag", Amy Le Feuvre.
- It was rather a bore to be put on to her in the way of business; but why should I not get a little pleasure out of it if I could? - "The Passenger from Calais", Arthur Griffiths.