1. 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).
1. 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. I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored. (Shak)
2. To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole. Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood. (t. W. Harris)
5. To befool; to trick. I am abused, betrayed; i am laughed at, scorned, Baffled and bored, it seems. (Beau. & Fl)
(Science: physics) 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.