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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pore1 /pɔr/USA pronunciation   v.,  pored, por•ing. 
  1. pore over, [+ over + object] to read or study with focused attention, concentration, or hard work:They found him poring over old manuscripts in the library.

pore2 /pɔr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Anatomy, Botanya very small opening, as in the skin or a leaf, for perspiration, absorption, etc.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
pore1  (pôr, pōr),USA pronunciation v.i.,  pored, por•ing. 
  1. to read or study with steady attention or application:a scholar poring over a rare old manuscript.
  2. to gaze earnestly or steadily:to pore over a painting.
  3. to meditate or ponder intently (usually fol. by over, on, or upon):He pored over the strange events of the preceding evening.
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  • Middle English pouren 1250–1300
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ponder, scrutinize, peruse, examine.

pore2  (pôr, pōr),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Anatomy, Botanya minute opening or orifice, as in the skin or a leaf, for perspiration, absorption, etc.
  2. Rocksa minute interstice, as in a rock.
porelike′, adj. 
  • Greek póros passage; see emporium, ford
  • Late Latin porus
  • Middle English poore 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pore /pɔː/ vb (intransitive)
  1. (followed by over) to make a close intent examination or study (of a book, map, etc): he pored over the documents for several hours
  2. followed by over, on, or upon: to think deeply (about)
  3. followed by over, on, or upon: rare to look earnestly or intently (at); gaze fixedly (upon)
Etymology: 13th Century pouren; perhaps related to peer²

pore /pɔː/ n
  1. any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
  2. any small aperture, esp that of a stoma through which water vapour and gases pass
  3. any other small hole, such as a space in a rock, soil, etc
Etymology: 14th Century: from Late Latin porus, from Greek poros passage, pore


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