About The Word Pore

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Pore

Pore Meaning & Definition
Pore Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Pore?

[n] any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
[n] a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem
[n] any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
[v] focus one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Pore: center | centre | concentrate | focus | rivet | stoma

Related Terms | Find terms related to Pore: aperture | avenue | blowhole | broaching | canal | cavity | channel | chasm | check | chute | clearing | cleft | con | crack | debouch | disclosure | door | duct | egress | emunctory | escape | estuary | Eustachian tube | examine | exhaust | exit | Fallopian tube | fenestra | fistula | floodgate | flume | fontanel | foramen | gap | gape | gat | go over | gulf | hiatus | hole | hollow | inlet | interval | intestines | lacuna | laying open | leak | loophole | meatus | opening | opening up | orifice | ostium | out | outcome | outfall | outgate | outgo | outlet | oviduct | passageway | perforation | peruse | pore over | port | read | sally port | salpinx | scrutinize | slot | sluice | space | spiracle | split | spout | stoma | study | tap | thoracic duct | throwing open | uncorking | unstopping | ureter | urethra | vagina | vas | vent | ventage | venthole | vessel | vomitory | way out | weir | yawn

See Also | absorb | aperture | canal | cerebrate | channel | cogitate | cutis | duct | engross | engulf | epithelial duct | hear | hole | immerse | listen | ostiole | plunge | recall | skin | soak up | steep | take heed | tegument | think | zoom in

Pore In Webster's Dictionary

\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.
\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.

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