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Bore Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bear n
  1. massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  2. an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price [ant: bull] v
  3. have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
  4. give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: give birth, deliver, birth, have]
  5. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
  6. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
  7. bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" [syn: turn out]
  8. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility" [syn: take over, accept, assume]
  9. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" [syn: hold, carry, contain]
  10. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" [syn: yield, pay]
  11. have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" [syn: wear]
  12. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bore'

  • Bore: Bore may refer to: Bore (engine), the diameter of a cylinder in a piston engine. Bore (wind instruments), the interior chamber of a wind ...
  • Bore (engine): Bore is the diameter measurement of the cylinders in a piston engine. Engine displacement is calculated by: \ times \mbox bore^2 \times \ ...
  • Gauge (bore diameter): Gauge is determined from the weight of a solid sphere of lead that will fit the bore of the firearm, and is expressed as the ...
  • Tidal bore: A tidal bore (or simply bore in context, or also aegir, eagre, or eygre) is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming ...
  • Bore (wind instruments): The bore of a wind instrument is its interior chamber that defines a flow path through which air travels and is set into vibration to ...
  • Borehole: A borehole is the generalized term for any narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be ...

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* The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. - H.L. Mencken

* Every hero becomes a bore at last. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. - Henry Kissinger

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