verb (used without object), pored, por·ing.
- porcupine fish,
- porcupine grass,
- porcupine provisions,
- porcupine river,
- pore fungus,
Origin of pore1
Examples from the Web for pored
In my search for answers about who I was, I pored over religious texts in search of enlightenment.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His two collections, The Point (1995) and The Dead Fish Museum (2006), were hailed by critics and pored over by fans.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like a million other Hunger Games fans, Summerville pored over the novel, attempting to “visualize and figure out certain looks.”The ‘Catching Fire’ Costume Designer Talks the Dark Turn in ‘Hunger Games’ Fashion|Amy Zimmerman|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After keeping tally of the changes during a screening, I pored over them with Rosenberg.
She could not lay the book aside, but carried it up to her room to be pored and pondered over.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man|Marie Conway Oemler
I had met with a collection of letters by the wits of Queen Anne's reign, and pored over them most devoutly.
She seized it again and pored over it with keen eyes; but its neat, cramped chirography revealed nothing.Faithful Margaret|Annie Ashmore
Over these he pored with a face in which hope, despondency, resolve, and regret alternated rapidly.The Mysterious Key And What It Opened|Louisa May Alcott
These seemed to interest Bryce very much, for he pored over them like an antiquary who has discovered a new kind of hieroglyphics.The Lost Valley|J. M. Walsh
Word Origin for pore
Word Origin for pore
"gaze intently," early 13c., of unknown origin, with no obvious corresponding word in Old French. Perhaps from Old English *purian, suggested by spyrian "to investigate, examine," and spor "a trace, vestige." Related: Pored; poring.
"minute opening," late 14c., from Old French pore (14c.) and directly from Latin porus "a pore," from Greek poros "a pore," literally "passage, way," from PIE *por- "going, passage," from root *per- "to lead, pass over" (see port (n.1)).