- The definition of bored means to feel impatient because you are uninterested.
An example of bored is how a small child might feel on a road trip with adults if he has nothing to do.
This girl is bored with the road trip.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Variant of bore
- to make a hole in or through with a drill or other rotating tool
- to make (a hole, tunnel, well, etc.) by or as by drilling
- to force (one's way), as through a crowd
- to weary by being dull, uninteresting, or monotonous
Origin: Middle English boren ; from Old English borian, to bore ; from bor, auger ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bher-, to cut with a sharp point from source Classical Greek an unverified form pharein, to split, Classical Latin forare, to bore, ferire, to cut, kill
- to bore a hole or passage
- to be drilled by a tool: soft materials bore easily
- to move forward slowly but steadily, as if by boring
- to become weary and disinterested
- a hole made by or as by boring
- the hollow part inside a tube, pipe, or cylinder, as of a gun barrel
- the inside diameter of such a hollow part; gauge; caliber
- a tiresome, dull person or thing
Origin: ME < the v.; also < ON bora, a hole
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