Bore vs Abore - What's the difference?

bore | abore |

As a noun bore

is farmer.

As a verb abore is

(abear) (carry, bear; develop; put up with, thole, tolerate, abide).



(wikipedia bore)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . Sense of wearying may come from a figurative use such as "to bore the ears"; confer German drillen.


  • (senseid)To inspire boredom in somebody.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He bores me with some trick.
  • * Carlyle
  • used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
  • (senseid)To make a hole through something.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored .
  • To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.
  • to bore for water or oil
    An insect bores into a tree.
  • To form or enlarge (something) by means of a boring instrument or apparatus.
  • to bore''' a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to '''bore a hole
  • * T. W. Harris
  • short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood
  • To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
  • to bore one's way through a crowd
  • * John Gay
  • What bustling crowds I bored .
  • To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.
  • This timber does not bore well.
  • To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
  • * Dryden
  • They take their flight boring to the west.
  • (of a horse) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air.
  • (Crabb)
  • (obsolete) To fool; to trick.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, / Baffled and bored , it seems.
    * interest
    * See


    (en noun)
  • A hole drilled or milled through something.
  • the bore of a cannon
  • * Francis Bacon
  • the bores of wind instruments
  • The tunnel inside of a gun's barrel through which the bullet travels when fired.
  • A tool, such as an auger, for making a hole by boring.
  • A capped well drilled to tap artesian water. The place where the well exists.
  • One who inspires boredom or lack of interest.
  • Something that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome affair.
  • * Hawthorne
  • It is as great a bore as to hear a poet read his own verses.
  • Calibre; importance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Yet are they much too light for the bore of the matter.
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    Compare Icelandic word for "wave".


    (en noun)
  • A sudden and rapid flow of tide in certain rivers and estuaries which rolls up as a wave; an eagre.
  • Etymology 3


  • (bear)
  • abore



  • (abear) (carry, bear; develop; put up with, thole, tolerate, abide)
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