Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
Her husband is such a bore.
a typical wine/computer bore
I find cleaning a real bore.
a 12-bore shotgun
This is the British English definition of bore. View American English definition of bore.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for bore.
a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Definition of bore from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.