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pore (v.)

early 13c., pouren, "gaze intently, look with close and steady attention or examination," a word of unknown origin, with no obvious corresponding word in Old French. Perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *purian, suggested by spyrian "to investigate, examine" (cognate with Old Norse spyrja) and spor "a trace, vestige." Especially, but not originally, "to read something with steady perseverance" (late 14c.), with on or over. Related: Pored; poring.

pore (n.)

late 14c., "minute opening, small orifice, or perforation" in the earth, a tree, the body of a human, animal, or insect, a bone, etc.," from Old French pore (14c.) and directly from Latin porus "a pore," from Greek poros "a pore," literally "passage, way," from PIE *poro- "passage, journey," suffixed form of PIE root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over."

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Definitions of pore from WordNet
1
pore (n.)
any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas);
pore (n.)
any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal;
pore (n.)
a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass;
Synonyms: stoma / stomate
2
pore (v.)
direct one's attention on something;
Synonyms: concentrate / focus / center / centre / rivet
From wordnet.princeton.edu