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Boredom vs. Bore

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Boredomnoun

(uncountable) The state of being bored.

Boreverb

(transitive) To inspire boredom in somebody.

Boredomnoun

(countable) An instance or period of being bored; A bored state.

Boreverb

(transitive) To make a hole through something.

Boredomnoun

The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui.

Boreverb

(intransitive) To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.

‘to bore for water or oil’; ‘An insect bores into a tree.’;

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Boredomnoun

The realm of bores; bores, collectively.

Boreverb

(transitive) To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.

‘to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole’;

Boredomnoun

the feeling of being bored by something tedious

Boreverb

(transitive) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.

‘to bore one's way through a crowd’;

Boredom

In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional and occasionally psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in their surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon which has a cultural dimension.

Boreverb

(intransitive) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.

‘This timber does not bore well.’;

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Boreverb

(intransitive) To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.

Boreverb

(of a horse) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.

Boreverb

(obsolete) To fool; to trick.

Borenoun

A hole drilled or milled through something, or (by extension) its diameter.

‘the bore of a cannon’;

Borenoun

The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired, or (by extension) its diameter.

Borenoun

A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.

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Borenoun

A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.

Borenoun

One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.

Borenoun

Something that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome affair.

Borenoun

Calibre; importance.

Borenoun

A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.

Boreverb

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.

‘I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.’;

Boreverb

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.

‘Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood.’;

Boreverb

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.

Boreverb

To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.

‘He bores me with some trick.’; ‘Used to come and bore me at rare intervals.’;

Boreverb

To befool; to trick.

‘I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned,Baffled and bored, it seems.’;

Boreverb

To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as insects).

Boreverb

To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard to bore.

Boreverb

To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.

‘They take their flight . . . boring to the west.’;

Boreverb

To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; - said of a horse.

Borenoun

A hole made by boring; a perforation.

Borenoun

The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.

‘The bores of wind instruments.’; ‘Love's counselor should fill the bores of hearing.’;

Borenoun

The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.

Borenoun

A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.

Borenoun

Caliber; importance.

‘Yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter.’;

Borenoun

A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.

‘It is as great a bore as to hear a poet read his own verses.’;

Borenoun

A tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien-tang, in China.

Bore

imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.

Borenoun

a person who evokes boredom

Borenoun

a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

Borenoun

diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Borenoun

a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes

Boreverb

cause to be bored

Boreverb

make a hole with a pointed power or hand tool;

‘don't drill here, there's a gas pipe’; ‘drill a hole into the wall’; ‘drill for oil’;

Boreverb

make (a hole) in something with a tool or by digging

‘the drill can bore through rock’; ‘bore a hole in the wall to pass the cable through’; ‘his eyes bored into hers’;

Boreverb

hollow out (a gun barrel or other tube)

‘an 1100 cc road bike bored out to 1168 cc’;

Boreverb

(of an athlete or racehorse) push another competitor out of the way.

Boreverb

cause (someone) to feel weary and uninterested by dull talk or behaviour

‘timid women quickly bore her silly’; ‘she is too polite to bore us with anecdotes’;

Borenoun

the hollow part inside a gun barrel or other tube.

Borenoun

the diameter of a bore; the calibre

‘a small-bore rifle’;

Borenoun

a gun of a specified bore

‘he shot a guard in the leg with a twelve-bore’;

Borenoun

short for borehole

Borenoun

a person whose talk or behaviour is dull and uninteresting

‘he can be a crashing bore’;

Borenoun

a tedious or annoying situation or activity

‘it's such a bore cooking when one's alone’;

Borenoun

a steep-fronted wave caused by the meeting of two tides or by the constriction of a tide rushing up a narrow estuary.

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