- The definition of a pore is a tiny opening in an animal's skin that allows it to breath and sweat.
An example of a pore are the tiny holes on the nose.
- Pore is defined as to carefully read or study something.
An example of to pore is to very carefully read a book.
- Obsolete a passage; channel
- a tiny opening, usually microscopic, as in plant leaves or skin, through which fluids may be absorbed or discharged
- a similar opening in rock or other substances
Origin: Middle English from Classical Latin porus from Glassical Greek poros from Indo-European an unverified form poros, passage from base an unverified form per-, to bring through from source fare
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intransitive verb pored pored, por·ing, pores
- To read or study carefully and attentively: pored over the classified ads in search of a new job.
- To gaze intently; stare.
- To meditate deeply; ponder: pored on the matter.
Origin: Middle English pouren.
- A minute opening in tissue, as in the skin of an animal, serving as an outlet for perspiration, or in a plant leaf or stem, serving as a means of absorption and transpiration.
- A space in rock, soil, or unconsolidated sediment that is not occupied by mineral matter and that allows the passage or absorption of fluids: Water seeped into the pores of the rock.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin porus, passage, from Greek poros; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
pore - Medical Definition
- A minute opening in an animal or plant tissue.
- One of the minute openings of the sweat glands of the skin.
pore - Science Definition
- A tiny opening, as one in an animal's skin or on the surface of a plant leaf or stem, through which liquids or gases may pass.
- A space in soil, rock, or loose sediment that is not occupied by mineral matter and allows the passage or absorption of fluids, such as water, petroleum, or air.
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