- The definition of boring is something for making holes.
An example of boring is a boring tool, a drill used for making holes in wood.
- Boring is defined as someone or something dull or uninteresting.
An example of boring is watching paint dry.
This tool is used for boring holes in wood.
boring definition by Webster's New World
- for making holes
- dull, tiresome, etc.
- the action of one that bores
- a hole made by boring
- chips, flakes, etc. made by boring
- boringly adverb
boring definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- borˈing·ly adverb
- borˈing·ness noun
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