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Definition of BORING

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Bore \Bore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boring}.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan. bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to plow, Zend bar. [root]91.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

              I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              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. [1913 Webster]

     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."
        --Gay.
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     4. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester. [1913 Webster]

              He bores me with some trick.          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
                                                    --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

     5. To befool; to trick. [Obs.]
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              I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, Baffled and bored, it seems.          --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Boring \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. [1913 Webster]

              One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of artesian wells.   --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

     2. A hole made by boring.
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     3. pl. The chips or fragments made by boring.
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     {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. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "boring":
     acupunctuation, acupuncture, arid, bore, boresome, broach, dead, drab, dreary, drill hole, drudging, dry, dull, empiercement, exhausting, fatiguing, fixing, flat, goring, gray, humdrum, impalement, irksome, lancing, long-drawn-out, monotonous, penetration, perforation, piercing, pricking, prolix, punching, puncture, puncturing, repetitious, repetitive, same, samely, skewering, soporific, stale, stupefyingly boring, stuporific, tedious, terebration, tired, tiresome, tiring, transfixation, transfixion, transforation, trepanning, trephining, unending, unexciting, uninteresting, unrelieved, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wordy, yawny


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