Pore (?), n. [F., fr. L. porus, Gr. a passage, a pore. See Fare, v.]


One of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc.


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


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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."


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


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