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pore 1

 (pôr)
intr.v. pored, por·ing, pores
1. To read, study, or examine something carefully and attentively: pored over the documents in search of evidence.
2. To meditate deeply; ponder: pored on the matter.
3. Archaic To gaze intently; stare.

[Middle English pouren.]

pore 2

 (pôr)
n.
1. 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.
2. 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.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin porus, passage, from Greek poros; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

pore

(pɔː)
vb (intr)
1. (foll by over) to make a close intent examination or study (of a book, map, etc): he pored over the documents for several hours.
2. (foll by: over, on, or upon) to think deeply (about): he pored on the question of their future.
3. rare (foll by: over, on, or upon) to look earnestly or intently (at); gaze fixedly (upon)
[C13 pouren; perhaps related to peer2]
Usage: See at pour

pore

(pɔː)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
2. (Botany) botany any small aperture, esp that of a stoma through which water vapour and gases pass
3. (Geological Science) any other small hole, such as a space in a rock, soil, etc
[C14: from Late Latin porus, from Greek poros passage, pore]

pore1

(pɔr, poʊr)

v.i. pored, por•ing.
1. to read or study with steady attention or application (usu. fol. by over): to pore over old manuscripts.
2. to meditate or ponder intently (usu. fol. by over, on, or upon).
3. to gaze earnestly or steadily.
[1250–1300; Middle English pouren, of obscure orig.]

pore2

(pɔr, poʊr)

n.
1. a minute opening, as in the skin or a leaf, for perspiration, absorption, etc.
2. a minute interstice, as in a rock.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin porus < Greek póros passage; compare emporium, ford]

pore

(pôr)
1. 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.
2. 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.

pore

pour

These words are both pronounced (/pɔː@r/).

1. 'pore'

A pore is a small hole in the skin of a person or animal.

There was dirt in the pores around his nose.
2. 'pore over'

If you pore over something such as a piece of writing or a map, you examine it carefully.

We spent hours poring over travel brochures.
3. 'pour'

If you pour a liquid, you cause it to flow out of a container.

The waiter poured the wine into her glass.

If it is pouring, it is raining very heavily.

It was absolutely pouring.
4. 'poor'

Note that the adjective poor (/pʊə@r/) is sometimes pronounced (/pɔː@r/).

pore


Past participle: pored
Gerund: poring

Imperative
pore
pore
Present
I pore
you pore
he/she/it pores
we pore
you pore
they pore
Preterite
I pored
you pored
he/she/it pored
we pored
you pored
they pored
Present Continuous
I am poring
you are poring
he/she/it is poring
we are poring
you are poring
they are poring
Present Perfect
I have pored
you have pored
he/she/it has pored
we have pored
you have pored
they have pored
Past Continuous
I was poring
you were poring
he/she/it was poring
we were poring
you were poring
they were poring
Past Perfect
I had pored
you had pored
he/she/it had pored
we had pored
you had pored
they had pored
Future
I will pore
you will pore
he/she/it will pore
we will pore
you will pore
they will pore
Future Perfect
I will have pored
you will have pored
he/she/it will have pored
we will have pored
you will have pored
they will have pored
Future Continuous
I will be poring
you will be poring
he/she/it will be poring
we will be poring
you will be poring
they will be poring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been poring
you have been poring
he/she/it has been poring
we have been poring
you have been poring
they have been poring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been poring
you will have been poring
he/she/it will have been poring
we will have been poring
you will have been poring
they will have been poring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been poring
you had been poring
he/she/it had been poring
we had been poring
you had been poring
they had been poring
Conditional
I would pore
you would pore
he/she/it would pore
we would pore
you would pore
they would pore
Past Conditional
I would have pored
you would have pored
he/she/it would have pored
we would have pored
you would have pored
they would have pored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pore - any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)pore - any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
hole - an unoccupied space
2.pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
ostiole - a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
3.pore - a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can passpore - a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass
aperture - a natural opening in something
germ pore - a pore in the outer wall of a spore or pollen grain through which the germ tube or pollen tube makes its exit on germination
hydathode, water pore, water stoma - a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants
lenticel - one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue
Verb1.pore - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
engross, engulf, steep, soak up, immerse, absorb, plunge - devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
rivet - hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
recall - cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
think - focus one's attention on a certain state; "Think big"; "think thin"
zoom in - examine closely; focus one's attention on; "He zoomed in on the book"
take heed, listen, hear - listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

pore

noun opening, hole, outlet, orifice, stoma microscopic pores in the plant's leaves
Translations
ثُقْب، أحَد مسام الجِلْدينْكَبُّ على، يَنْشَغِل
být zahloubán dopór
fordybe sig ipore
nyíláspórus
sökkva sér niîur ísvitahola
小孔毛穴気孔熟慮する
porastudēturbties
büyük bir dikkatle incelemekgözenek

pore

1 [pɔːʳ] N (Anat, Zool) → poro m

pore

2 [pɔːʳ] VI to pore over sthescudriñar algo
we pored over it for hourslo estudiamos durante horas y horas

pore

[ˈpɔːr] n (in skin)pore m
to ooze sth from every pore [+ quality]
She oozes sexuality from every pore → Elle affiche une sexualité débordante.
He has star quality oozing from every pore → Il est star jusqu'au bout des ongles.
pore over
vt fus [+ book, article] → lire très attentivement

pore

nPore f; in/from every pore (fig)aus allen Poren

pore

1 [pɔːʳ] n (Anat) → poro

pore

2 [pɔːʳ] vi to pore over (map, problem) → studiare attentamente; (book) → essere immerso/a in

pore1

(poː) noun
a tiny hole, especially of a sweat gland in the skin.
ˈporous adjective
allowing liquid to pass through. porous clay.

pore2

(poː) : pore over
to study with great attention. He pored over his books.

pore

, porus
n. poro, abertura diminuta tal como la de una glándula sudorípara.

pore

n poro
References in classic literature ?
There she beheld another countenance, of a man well stricken in years, a pale, thin, scholar-like visage, with eyes dim and bleared by the lamp-light that had served them to pore over many ponderous books.
Working in his shirt sleeves, and with the thermometer at over a hundred, the phosphates soaked in through every pore of Jurgis' skin, and in five minutes he had a headache, and in fifteen was almost dazed.
But the surprise rose higher still when the dame, with a body oozing easy indifference at every pore, but eyes that gave it all away by absolutely flaming with vanity, slowly unfolded an actual simon-pure tablecloth and spread it.
It makes a body ooze sarcasm at every pore, to go about Rome and Florence and see what this last generation has been doing with the statues.
Drot your pore broken heart," says the baldhead; "what are you heaving your pore broken heart at US f'r?
And then I tell her, I am sure she would contrive to make it out herself, if she had nobody to do it for her every word of itI am sure she would pore over it till she had made out every word.
Noel Vanstone, in your interests, till the gold oozes out of him at every pore.
I pore over these cheeses without any result or enlightenment until dinner-time, when, having made a Mulatto of myself by getting the dirt of the slate into the pores of my skin, I have a slice of bread to help me out with the cheeses, and am considered in disgrace for the rest of the evening.
My breath was coming in quick, short gasps, cold sweat stood out from every pore of my body, and the ancient experiment of pinching revealed the fact that I was anything other than a wraith.
A cold perspiration burst from every pore, and his hair stood on end.
One limped across the floor like a gouty grandfather; one set a pair of spectacles astride of his nose, and pretended to pore over the black-letter pages of the book of magic; a third seated himself in an arm-chair, and strove to imitate the venerable dignity of Dr.
He could hardly draw his breath, the sweat rained from every pore of his body, he had not a moment's respite, and on all sides he was beset by danger upon danger.