verb (used without object), pored, por·ing.
Origin of pore1
Synonyms for pore
Related Words for poredorifice, opening, vesicle, outlet, foramen, stoma, ponder, brood, scan, read, study, regard, peruse, scrutinize, muse, contemplate, examine
Examples from the Web for pored
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 1, 2015
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.
November 14, 2014
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
November 22, 2013
After keeping tally of the changes during a screening, I pored over them with Rosenberg.Behind the Scenes of New Moon
November 20, 2009
Historical Examples of pored
I pored over these for a long time, and then turned to the face.Wilfrid Cumbermede
However much they pored over the map, it was still a maze of lines.The Shadow of a Crime
Wordsworth, as well as Scott, pored entranced over Percy's Reliques.The Balladists
Nor did they get all this out of the guide-books which they pored over with such zest.The Market-Place
When she had pored over the map she collected all the books about that region.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
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)).