Meaning of pore


Pronunciation: (pôr, pōr), [key]
— pored, por•ing.
  1. to read or study with steady attention or application: a scholar poring over a rare old manuscript.
  2. to gaze earnestly or steadily: to pore over a painting.
  3. to meditate or ponder intently (usually fol. by over, on, or upon): He pored over the strange events of the preceding evening.


Pronunciation: (pôr, pōr), [key]
— n.
  1. a minute opening or orifice, as in the skin or a leaf, for perspiration, absorption, etc.
  2. a minute interstice, as in a rock.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: