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Meaning of PORE

Pronunciation:  powr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
  2. [n]  a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem
  3. [n]  any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
  4. [v]  focus one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

PORE is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: center, centre, concentrate, focus, rivet, stoma
 See Also: absorb, aperture, canal, cerebrate, channel, cogitate, cutis, duct, engross, engulf, epithelial duct, hear, hole, immerse, listen, ostiole, plunge, recall, skin, soak up, steep, take heed, tegument, think, zoom in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pore\, n. [F., fr. L. porus, Gr. ? a passage, a pore. See
    {Fare}, v.]
    1. One of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable
       membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc.
    2. A minute opening or passageway; an interstice between the
       constituent particles or molecules of a body; as, the
       pores of stones.
  2. \Pore\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pored}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Poring}.] [OE. poren, of uncertain origin; cf. D. porren to
    poke, thrust, Gael. purr.]
    To look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the
    attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now
    usually with over.``Painfully to pore upon a book.'' --Shak.
          The eye grows weary with poring perpetually on the same
          thing.                                   --Dryden.
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