verb (used without object), pored, por·ing.
Origin of pore1
Synonyms for pore
Related Words for poringorifice, opening, vesicle, outlet, foramen, stoma, ponder, brood, scan, read, study, regard, peruse, scrutinize, muse, contemplate, examine
Examples from the Web for poring
Contemporary Examples of poring
By that evening, their staffer was poring through the files at the University of Arkansas.Hillary’s Outside Enforcers Are Led by a Former Foe
July 10, 2014
She later confessed to poring over botanical volumes in search of suitable poisons and scouring the woods for lethal mushrooms.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’
March 22, 2014
Again, most of the boys spend the travel time dozing or poring over comic books.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
Brunet says that so far they have spoken to 80 witnesses and are poring over some video of the crash and its aftermath.‘It Was Like Hiroshima’: A Tour Through the Quebec Town Destroyed by a Runaway Train
July 15, 2013
After Milke was convicted, her defense investigators spent 7,000 hours poring over court records.Death Row Debbie Milke Could Soon Be Free
Terry Greene Sterling
May 26, 2013
Historical Examples of poring
Is there a frontispiece to it of "Raine poring over his own book?"
Rachel and her father were poring intently over the chess-board.The Arbiter
Lady F. E. E. Bell
I am not fond of staying in the house and poring over books and papers.Sisters Three
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
And Caylesham's—he held it in his fingers and looked at it with a poring scrutiny.Double Harness
In the centre of the ring stood Bob and Ned, poring over the pages of the book.The Motor Boys
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)).