Pore Definition

pôr
pored, pores, poring
verb
pored, pores, poring
To read or study carefully.
To pore over a book.
Webster's New World
To gaze intently.
Webster's New World
To think deeply and thoroughly; ponder.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
  • scan
  • flip through
noun
pores
A passage; channel.
Webster's New World
A tiny opening, usually microscopic, as in plant leaves or skin, through which fluids may be absorbed or discharged.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
A similar opening in rock or other substances.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pore

Noun

Singular:
pore
Plural:
pores

Origin of Pore

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin porus passage from Greek poros per-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English pouren

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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