Definitions for: Pore


[n] any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
[n] a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem
[n] any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
[v] focus one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pore, n. [F., fr. L. porus, Gr. ? a passage, a pore. See
Fare, v.]
1. One of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable
membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc.

2. A minute opening or passageway; an interstice between the
constituent particles or molecules of a body; as, the
pores of stones.


Pore, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pored; p. pr. & vb. n.
Poring.] [OE. poren, of uncertain origin; cf. D. porren to
poke, thrust, Gael. purr.]
To look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the
attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now
usually with over.``Painfully to pore upon a book.'' --Shak.

The eye grows weary with poring perpetually on the same
thing. --Dryden.

Synonyms: center, centre, concentrate, focus, rivet, stoma

See Also: absorb, aperture, canal, cerebrate, channel, cogitate, cutis, duct, engross, engulf, epithelial duct, hear, hole, immerse, listen, ostiole, plunge, recall, skin, soak up, steep, take heed, tegument, think, zoom in

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