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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 ?
Over this document the family pored long, while Ona spelled out its contents.
She ached her face to the palm, and pored over it without touching it.
What evenings, when the candles came, and I was expected to employ myself, but, not daring to read an entertaining book, pored over some hard-headed, harder-hearted treatise on arithmetic; when the tables of weights and measures set themselves to tunes, as 'Rule Britannia', or 'Away with Melancholy'; when they wouldn't stand still to be learnt, but would go threading my grandmother's needle through my unfortunate head, in at one ear and out at the other