a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
cause to be bored
make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
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.
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.
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.
To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
To befool; to trick.
To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as insects).
To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard to bore.
To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air;
A hole made by boring; a perforation.
The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.
A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
A tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the amazon, in south america, the hoogly and indus, in india, and the tsien-tang, in china.
Less properly, a very high and rapid tidal flow, when not so abrupt, such as occurs at the bay of fundy and in the british channel.