Bore Bore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boring}.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan. bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to plow, Zend bar. [root]91.] 1. To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank. [1913 Webster]

I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole. [1913 Webster]

Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood. --T. W. Harris. [1913 Webster]

3. To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through. ``What bustling crowds I bored.'' --Gay. [1913 Webster]

4. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester. [1913 Webster]

He bores me with some trick. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Used to come and bore me at rare intervals. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

5. To befool; to trick. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, Baffled and bored, it seems. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bored — S3 [bo:d US bo:rd] adj tired and impatient because you do not think something is interesting, or because you have nothing to do ▪ He was easily bored. ▪ After a while I got bored and left. bored with ▪ Are you bored with your present job? bored… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bored — [ bɔrd ] adjective ** 1. ) feeling impatient or dissatisfied, because you are not interested in something or because you have nothing to do. If you want to say you are extremely bored, you can say you are bored stiff/rigid/silly or bored to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bored — is normally construed with by or with: • How bored she was with that face! D. Devine, 1970 • He got bored with working in the scout hut L. Henderson, 1976 • Very many people…do not attend church because they are bored by ritualistic services… …   Modern English usage

  • bored — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or has no interest in one s current activity. USAGE The constructions bored by or bored with should be used rather than bored of. Although bored of mirrors the accepted… …   English terms dictionary

  • bored — ored adj. tired of the world; bored with life. Syn: world weary. [WordNet 1.5] 2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence. Opposite of {interested}. Syn: blase. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bored — 1823, from pp. of BORE (Cf. bore) (v.). Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored. [Byron, Don Juan, 1823] …   Etymology dictionary

  • bored — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get, grow ▪ Some children get bored very quickly …   Collocations dictionary

  • bored */*/ — UK [bɔː(r)d] / US [bɔrd] adjective Collocations: Bored describes how you feel: I hated school, and I was always bored. ♦ He is clearly bored with his job. Boring describes things or situations that make you feel bored: I always found school very… …   English dictionary

  • bored — adj. 1) bored to (bored to death/to tears) 2) bored with; BE also has, esp. in children s language: bored of (bored with life) 3) (misc.) he was bored doing nothing * * * BE also has esp. in children s language: bored of (bored with life) (misc.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bored — adjective tired and impatient because you do not think something is interesting, or because you have nothing to do: Children easily get bored. (+ with): I m bored with the same old routine day after day. | bored stiff/to tears/to death/out of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bored — ar·bored; bored; un·bored; la·bored·ly; la·bored·ness; …   English syllables

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