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

 bor·ing /ˈborɪŋ, ˈbɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

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 : 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]