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PORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pore mean? 

PORE (noun)
  The noun PORE has 3 senses:

1. any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
2. any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
3. a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass

  Familiarity information: PORE used as a noun is uncommon.


PORE (verb)
  The verb PORE has 1 sense:

1. direct one's attention on something

  Familiarity information: PORE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORE (noun)


Sense 1pore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("pore" is a kind of...):

hole (an unoccupied space)


Sense 2pore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("pore" is a kind of...):

canal; channel; duct; epithelial duct (a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pore"):

ostiole (a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass)

Holonyms ("pore" is a part of...):

cutis; skin; tegument (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


Sense 3pore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

stoma; stomate; pore

Hypernyms ("pore" is a kind of...):

aperture (a natural opening in something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pore"):

germ pore (a pore in the outer wall of a spore or pollen grain through which the germ tube or pollen tube makes its exit on germination)

hydathode; water pore; water stoma (a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants)

lenticel (one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue)


PORE (verb)


Sense 1pore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Direct one's attention on something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

pore; focus; rivet; concentrate; centre; center

Context example:

Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Hypernyms (to "pore" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pore"):

zoom in (examine closely; focus one's attention on)

think (focus one's attention on a certain state)

recall (cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression)

absorb; engross; engulf; immerse; plunge; soak up; steep (engross (oneself) fully)

hear; listen; take heed (listen and pay attention)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s on something


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