• (America) enPR: pôr, IPA: /pɔɹ/
  • (RP) enPR: pô, IPA: /pɔː/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: pōr, IPA: /po(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /poə/

pore (plural pores)

  1. A tiny opening in the skin.
  2. By extension any small opening or interstice, especially one of many, or one allowing the passage of a fluid.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: pore
  • Portuguese: poro
  • Russian: по́ра

pore (pores, present participle poring; past and past participle pored)

  1. to study meticulously; to go over again and again.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, chapter 10
      Yet each foreign post day she watched for the arrival of letters - knew the postmark, and watched me as I read. I found her often poring over the articles of Greek intelligence in the newspaper.
  2. to meditate or reflect in a steady way.
  • Russian: тща́тельно изуча́ть
  • Russian: размышля́ть

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