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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I'll  believe  as  soon  this  whole  earth  may  be  bored. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  To  weary  by  tedious  iteration  or  by  dullness;  to  tire;  to 
  trouble;  to  vex;  to  annoy;  to  pester. 
 
  He  bores  me  with  some  trick.  --Shak. 
 
  Used  to  come  and  bore  me  at  rare  intervals. 
  --Carlyle. 
 
  5.  To  befool;  to  trick.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  abused,  betrayed;  I  am  laughed  at  scorned, 
  Baffled  and  bored,  it  seems  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boring  \Bor"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  one  who  or  that  which  bores;  as 
  the  boring  of  cannon;  the  boring  of  piles  and  ship  timbers 
  by  certain  marine  mollusks. 
 
  One  of  the  most  important  applications  of  boring  is 
  in  the  formation  of  artesian  wells.  --Tomlinson. 
 
  2.  A  hole  made  by  boring. 
 
  3.  pl  The  chips  or  fragments  made  by  boring. 
 
  {Boring  bar},  a  revolving  or  stationary  bar,  carrying  one  or 
  more  cutting  tools  for  dressing  round  holes. 
 
  {Boring  tool}  (Metal  Working),  a  cutting  tool  placed  in  a 
  cutter  head  to  dress  round  holes.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boring 
  adj  :  so  lacking  in  interest  as  to  cause  mental  weariness;  "a 
  boring  evening  with  uninteresting  people";  "the 
  deadening  effect  of  some  routine  tasks";  "a  dull  play"; 
  "his  competent  but  dull  performance";  "a  ho-hum  speaker 
  who  couldn't  capture  their  attention";  "what  an  irksome 
  task  the  writing  of  long  letters  is"-  Edmund  Burke; 
  "tedious  days  on  the  train";  "the  tiresome  chirping  of 
  a  cricket"-  Mark  Twain;  "other  people's  dreams  are 
  dreadfully  wearisome"  [syn:  {deadening},  {dull},  {ho-hum}, 
  {irksome},  {slow},  {tedious},  {tiresome},  {wearisome}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  drilling  [syn:  {drilling}] 
  2:  the  act  of  drilling  a  hole  in  the  earth  in  the  hope  of 
  producing  petroleum  [syn:  {drilling},  {oil  production}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Boring,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97009 




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