The definition of a bore is something or someone dull and uninteresting.(noun)
An example of bore is a person who only ever wants to talk about his pet iguana and nothing else.
To bore is defined as to drill holes in something or make a hole in something.(verb)
An example of bore is when you use a drill to make a whole in your cabinet door for the knob to go in.
See bore in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME boren < OE borian, to bore < bor, auger < IE base *bher-, to cut with a sharp point > Gr *pharein, to split, L forare, to bore, ferire, to cut, kill
Origin: ME < the v.; also < ON bora, a hole
Origin: ME bare, a wave < ON bara, a billow < IE *bhoros < base *bher- > bear
See bore in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb bored bored, bor·ing, bores verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English boren
Origin: , from Old English borian.
transitive verb bored bored, bor·ing, bores
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Middle English bare, wave
Origin: , from Old Norse bāra; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
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