causing or marked by boredom:
a boring discussion; to have a boring time.
the act or process of making or enlarging a hole.
the hole so made.
Geology. a cylindrical sample of earth strata obtained by boring a vertical hole.
borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced in boring.
to weary by dullness, tedious repetition, unwelcome attentions, etc.:
The long speech bored me.
a dull, tiresome, or uncongenial person.
a cause of ennui or petty annoyance:
repetitious tasks that are a bore to do.
to pierce (a solid substance) with some rotary cutting instrument.
to make (a hole) by drilling with such an instrument.
to form, make, or construct (a tunnel, mine, well, passage, etc.) by hollowing out, cutting through, or removing a core of material:
to bore a tunnel through the Alps; to bore an oil well 3000 feet deep.
Machinery. to enlarge (a hole) to a precise diameter with a cutting tool within the hole, by rotating either the tool or the work.
to force (an opening), as through a crowd, by persistent forward thrusting (usually followed by through or into); to force or make (a passage).
to make a hole in a solid substance with a rotary cutting instrument.
Machinery. to enlarge a hole to a precise diameter.
(of a substance) to admit of being bored:
Certain types of steel do not bore well.
a hole made or enlarged by boring.
the inside diameter of a hole, tube, or hollow cylindrical object or device, such as a bushing or bearing, engine cylinder, or barrel of a gun.
simple past tense of bear1 .
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the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
the hole made in this way
(often pl) a fragment, particle, chip, etc, produced during boring
dull; repetitious; uninteresting
to produce (a hole) in (a material) by use of a drill, auger, or other cutting tool
to increase the diameter of (a hole), as by an internal turning operation on a lathe or similar machine
(transitive) to produce (a hole in the ground, tunnel, mine shaft, etc) by digging, drilling, cutting, etc
(intransitive) (informal) (of a horse or athlete in a race) to push other competitors, esp in order to try to get them out of the way
a hole or tunnel in the ground, esp one drilled in search of minerals, oil, etc
a circular hole in a material produced by drilling, turning, or drawing
the diameter of such a hole
the hollow part of a tube or cylinder, esp of a gun barrel
the diameter of such a hollow part; calibre
(Austral) an artesian well
(transitive) to tire or make weary by being dull, repetitious, or uninteresting
a dull, repetitious, or uninteresting person, activity, or state
a high steep-fronted wave moving up a narrow estuary, caused by the tide
the past tense of bear1
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. [Voltaire, “Sept Discours en Vers sur l’Homme,” 1738]
Metalworking. a bar holding a tool for boring a cylinder or the like. Historical Examples Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones Turning […]
Metalworking. a machine for boring holes in which the cutter is rotated, usually about a horizontal axis.
Metalworking. a machine for boring large holes in heavy work, having a table on which the work rotates while the hole is bored vertically. noun (engineering) a large vertical lathe having a rotating table on which work is secured. Tools are held on a fixed post and the work is rotated around it Also called […]
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