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poring

poring is a present participle form of pore

pore (think)

Definition:

to direct one's attention on something

Class:

cognition verb (thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting, etc.)

Past tense:

pored

Present participle:

poring

3rd-person singular present:

pores

Type of:

think

Similar to:

rivet

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

listen | recall | steep | think | zoom in

Synonyms:

center [American spelling] | centre [British/Canadian spelling] | concentrate | focus | rivet

Etymology:

Middle English pouren, from Old French, from Latin porus, from Ancient Greek...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

pore

[followed by "over"] to make a close intent examination or study (of a book, map, etc) | [followed by] over, on, or upon to think deeply (about) | ... (26 of 519 words, 6 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pore

Wikipedia:

Pore [disambiguation]

may refer to: Sweat pore, an anatomical structure of the skin of humans (and other mammals) used for secretion of sweat | Canal pore, an anatomical structure that is part of the lateral line sense system of some aquatic organisms | Gonopore, a genital ... (42 of 356 words, 21 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pore

Oxford Dictionary:

pore [entry 1]

a minute opening in a surface, especially the skin or integument of an organism, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles may pass. Do ... (24 of 102 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pore

pore [entry 2] | pore over/through

("pore over/through") | be absorbed in reading or studying (something) | [archaic] : think intently; ponder People frequently confuse the verbs pore ... (20 of 152 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pore--2

American Heritage Dictionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present]

To read or study carefully and attentively | To gaze intently; stare. | To meditate deeply; ponder | A minute opening in tissue, as in the skin of an ... (26 of 130 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pore

Random House Dictionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

to read or study with steady attention or application. | to gaze earnestly or steadily. | to meditate or ponder intently (usually followed by "over, ... (23 of 91 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pore

New World Dictionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

[rare] to gaze intently | to read or study carefully: with over | to think deeply and thoroughly; ponder: with over | [obsolete] a passage; channel | ... (23 of 88 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pore

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

[rare] to gaze intently | to read or study carefully: with over | to think deeply and thoroughly; ponder: with over (19 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

pore [countable] | pores [plural] | from every pore

one of the very small holes in your skin that sweat can pass through ; a very small hole in the surface of a plant | "from every pore": used for ... (30 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pore

pore [verb] | pored [past tense] | pored over [past tense] | poring [present participle] | poring over [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present] | pores over [3rd-person singular present] | pore over [I/you/we/they, related]

pore over [transitive] to examine or read something very carefully and in a lot of detail (16 of 63 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

pore [entry 1, verb] | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

to gaze intently | to read or study attentively [used with "over"] | to reflect or meditate steadily (16 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pore

pore [entry 2, noun] | pored [adjective, related]

a minute opening especially in an animal or plant ; especially, one by which matter passes through a membrane | a small interstice (as in soil) ... (25 of 69 words, 2 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present]

a tiny opening in the skin | by extension any small opening or interstice, especially one of many or allowing passage of a fluid. | to study meticulously; to go over again and again. | to meditate or reflect in a steady way. (40 of 48 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pore

Cambridge Dictionary:

pore

a very small hole in the skin of people or other animals, or a similar hole on the surface of plants or rocks (23 of 44 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pore

Britannica Encyclopedia:

rivet [building technology]

headed pin or bolt used as a permanent fastening in metalwork; for several decades it was indispensable in steel construction. A head is formed on the ... (26 of 214 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/504956​/rivet

Columbia Encyclopedia:

rivet

headed metal pin or bolt whose shaft is passed through holes in two or more pieces of metal, wood, plastic, or other material in order to unite them ... (28 of 309 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0842021​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

pore [entry 1] | pores [plural]

a tiny opening in human skin, or in the skin or other outer covering of an ... | a tiny opening in a leaf or stem of a plant used to absorb or release ... (33 of 110 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737891​/definition​.html  [offline]

pore [entry 2] | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present]

to study something carefully and thoughtfully | to meditate on or think carefully about something (14 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737890​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English pouren, from Old French, from Latin porus, from Ancient Greek πόρος (poros, "passage"). | Middle English poren, pouren, puren ("to gaze intently, look closely"), from Old English ... (28 of 95 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pore

Online Etymology:

pore

First use: about 1300 | late 14th century

Origin: [verb] perhaps from Old English *purian, suggested by spyrian "to investigate, examine", and spor "a trace, vestige". | [noun] ... (23 of 51 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=pore

New World Dictionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English poren from unknown origin | Middle English from Latin porus from Greek poros from Indo-European *poros, ... (17 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pore

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English poren from unknown origin

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American Heritage Dictionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English pouren. | Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin porus, passage, from Greek poros; see per- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

pore

First use: 13th century | 14th century

Origin: pouren; perhaps related to peer2 | from Late Latin porus, from Greek poros passage, pore

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pore

Oxford Dictionary:

pore [entry 1]

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek poros "passage, pore"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pore

pore [entry 2] | pore over/through

Origin: Middle English: perhaps related to "peer1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pore--2

Merriam-Webster:

pore [entry 1, verb] | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English pouren

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pore

pore [entry 2, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin porus, from Greek poros passage, pore

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Encarta Dictionary:

pore [entry 1] | pores [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French and Latin from Greek poros "passage"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737891​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

pore | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pore"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pore

Collins Dictionary:

pore

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pore"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pore

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pore [countable] | pores [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pore"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pore

pore [verb] | pored [past tense] | pored over [past tense] | poring [present participle] | poring over [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present] | pores over [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pore"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

pore [countable] | pores [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pore"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/pore

pore [verb] | pored [past tense] | pored over [past tense] | poring [present participle] | poring over [present participle] | pores [3rd-person singular present] | pores over [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pore"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

pore

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "pore"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "pore"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pore

the Free Dictionary:

pore

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "pore"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "pore"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "pore" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

pore | pores [plural] | pored [past tense] | poring [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "pore"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pore

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pore"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pore​0001 word=pore

YourDictionary Audio:

pore

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pore" by speech synthesizer

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