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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pore  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pore  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  tiny  hole  admitting  passage  of  a  liquid  (fluid  or  gas) 
  2:  any  small  opening  in  the  skin  or  outer  surface  of  an  animal 
  3:  a  minute  epidermal  pore  in  a  leaf  or  stem  [syn:  {stoma}] 
  v  :  focus  one's  attention  on  something  [syn:  {concentrate},  {focus}, 
  {center},  {centre},  {rivet}] 

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