- 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.
- for making holes
- dull, tiresome, etc.
- the action of one that bores
- a hole made by boring
- chips, flakes, etc. made by boring
- Present participle of bore.
(comparative more boring, superlative most boring)
- Causing boredom.
- What a boring film that was!
Variant of bore
transitive verbbored, boring
- 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 of boreMiddle 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 of boreME < the v.; also < ON bora, a hole