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noun (n)

  • a person who evokes boredom (noun.person)
    Synonym: dullard
    source: wordnet30
  • a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • diameter of a tube or gun barrel (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: caliber, calibre, gauge
    source: wordnet30
  • a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • A hole made by boring; a perforation. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien- tang, in China. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cause to be bored (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: tire
    Antonym: interest
    source: wordnet30
  • make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool (
    Synonym: drill
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as insects). (verb)
    source: webster1913

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