DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

3 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bore v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bored p. pr. & vb. n. Boring.]
 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.”
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the
             museum with a bored air" [syn: world-weary]
      2: uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence;
         "his blase indifference"; "a petulent blase air"; "the
         bored gaze of the successful film star" [syn: blase]