"bore" in the noun sense
1. bore, dullard
a person who evokes boredom
2. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager
a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
3. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
4. bore, bore-hole, drill hole
a hole or passage made by a drill usually made for exploratory purposes
"bore" in the verb sense
"bear a resemblance"
"bear a signature"
2. give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have
cause to be born
"don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"
"drill a hole into the wall"
"drill for oil"
"carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
"My wife had twins yesterday!"
3. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"
"The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"
"he learned to tolerate the heat"
"She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
move while holding up or supporting
"bear a heavy load"
5. bear, turn out
"The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"
"The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
6. bear, take over, accept, assume
take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
"I'll accept the charges"
"She agreed to bear the responsibility"
7. hold, bear, carry, contain
contain or hold have within
"The jar carries wine"
"The canteen holds fresh water"
"This can contains water"
8. yield, pay, bear
"How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
9. wear, bear
have on one's person
"He wore a red ribbon"
"bear a scar"
10. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry
behave in a certain manner
"She carried herself well"
"he bore himself with dignity"
"They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
11. bear, hold
have rightfully of rights, titles, and offices
"She bears the title of Duchess"
"He held the governorship for almost a decade"
12. hold, carry, bear
support or hold in a certain manner
"She holds her head high"
"He carried himself upright"
13. have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect
be pregnant with
"She is bearing his child"
"The are expecting another child in January"
"I am carrying his child"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License