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pore (v.)

"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.

pore (n.)

"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 *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