|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (imp.) of Bear.
2. (v. t.) To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.
3. (v. t.) To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole.
4. (v. t.) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
5. (v. t.) To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
6. (v. t.) To befool; to trick.
7. (v. i.) To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as insects).
8. (v. i.) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard to bore.
9. (v. i.) To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
10. (v. i.) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; -- said of a horse.
11. (n.) A hole made by boring; a perforation.
12. (n.) The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
13. (n.) The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.
14. (n.) A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
15. (n.) Caliber; importance.
16. (n.) A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
17. (n.) A tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien-tang, in China.
18. (n.) Less properly, a very high and rapid tidal flow, when not so abrupt, such as occurs at the Bay of Fundy and in the British Channel.
19. (v.) imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bor: According to the Book of the Covenant (Exodus 20:20-23:33) a slave whom his master had purchased was to be released after six years. Should he choose to remain in his master's service a religious ceremony was necessary to ratify his decision. "Then his master shall bring him unto God" (better than "unto the judges" of the King James Version), "and shall bring him to the door, or unto the doorpost; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl" (Exodus 21:6). It is highly improbable that "unto God" means "to a sanctuary"; for there was no special reason for performing this ceremony near the door of a sanctuary. On the other hand the entrance to a private house was a sacred spot. According to primitive thinking near the door dwelt the household gods whose function it was to guard the house and its occupants, e.g. against the entry of disease. It was natural that the ceremony of attaching the slave permanently to the master's household should be performed in the presence of the household gods. "The boring of the ear of slaves was a common practice in antiquity, possibly to symbolize the duty of obedience, as the ear was the organ of hearing" (Bennett). The Deuteronomist (Deuteronomy 15:17) rejects the religious aspect of the ceremony-probably as a relic of Canaanite religion-and looks upon it as a secular and symbolical operation. According to his view, the awl was thrust through the ear of the slave to the door. The slave in question was permanently attached to the household.
Bore (221 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: "He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases." (WEB WEY DBY WBS RSV)
Matthew 13:26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the darnel weeds appeared also. (See NAS RSV)
Mark 4:8 And another fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing; and bore, one thirty, and one sixty, and one a hundred. (DBY)
Mark 14:56 For many bore false witness against him, and their testimony did not agree. (DBY WBS RSV)
Mark 14:57 And certain persons rose up and bore false witness against him, saying, (DBY WBS RSV)
Luke 4:22 And all bore witness to him, and wondered at the words of grace which were coming out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this the son of Joseph? (DBY WBS)
Luke 7:14 And he came and touched the bier: And they that bore him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to thee, Arise. (WBS)
Luke 8:8 and other fell into the good ground, and having sprung up bore fruit a hundredfold. As he said these things he cried, He that has ears to hear, let him hear. (DBY WBS)
Luke 11:27 It came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you!" (WEB WBS NAS RSV)
Luke 23:29 For behold, the days are coming in which they will say,'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.' (WEB WEY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
John 1:15 John testified about him. He cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said,'He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'" (See RSV)
John 1:32 And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him. (DBY WBS RSV)
John 1:34 And I saw and bore testimony, that this is the Son of God. (WBS)
John 2:8 And he saith to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the feast. And they bore it. (WBS)
John 3:26 they came to John and reported to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you on the other side of the Jordan and to whom you bore testimony is now baptizing, and great numbers of people are resorting to him." (WEY RSV)
John 4:39 But many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him because of the word of the woman who bore witness, He told me all things that I had ever done. (DBY)
John 4:44 for Jesus himself bore witness that a prophet has no honour in his own country. (DBY)
John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put in it. (WBS)
John 12:17 The crowd therefore that was with him bore witness because he had called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from among the dead. (DBY WBS RSV)
Acts 13:18 For a period of about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. (See RSV)
Acts 13:22 After removing him, He raised up David to be their king, to whom He also bore witness when He said, "'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man I love, who will obey all My commands.' (WEY)
Acts 14:3 Yet Paul and Barnabas remained there for a considerable time, speaking freely and relying on the Lord, while He bore witness to the Message of His grace by permitting signs and marvels to be done by them. (WEY RSV)
Acts 15:8 And the heart-knowing God bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit as to us also, (DBY WBS RSV)
Acts 22:12 "And a certain Ananias, a pious man who obeyed the Law and bore a good character with all the Jews of the city, (WEY)
Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were through the law, worked in our members to bring forth fruit to death. (See NIV)
Romans 9:22 And what if God, while choosing to make manifest the terrors of His anger and to show what is possible with Him, has yet borne with long-forbearing patience with the subjects of His anger who stand ready for destruction, (See NIV)
Hebrews 2:4 while God corroborated their testimony by signs and marvels and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed in accordance with His own will. (See RSV)
Hebrews 11:11 By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised. (WEB)
Hebrews 13:13 Let us therefore go out to him outside of the camp, bearing his reproach. (See NIV)
1 Peter 2:24 who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed. (WEB WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced exceedingly when the brethren came and bore testimony to thy holding fast the truth, even as thou walkest in truth. (DBY)
Revelation 1:2 Who bore testimony of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. (WBS RSV)
Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he had been cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman which bore the male child. (DBY)
Revelation 16:2 The first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth, and it became a harmful and evil sore on the people who had the mark of the beast, and who worshiped his image. (See RSV)
Revelation 17:6 I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered with great amazement. (See NIV)
Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on each side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bore twelve kinds of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (WBS)
Genesis 4:1 And Man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have acquired a man with Jehovah. (DBY JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 4:2 And she further bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, but Cain was a husbandman. (DBY JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city; and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch. (DBY JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 4:20 And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and breed cattle. (DBY JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, the forger of every kind of tool of brass and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah. (DBY JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son, and called his name Seth:... For God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because Cain has slain him. (DBY JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. (WEB JPS WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 7:17 And the flood was forty days on the earth. And the waters increased, and bore up the ark; and it was lifted up above the earth. (DBY JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 16:1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. (WEB JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 16:15 Hagar bore a son for Abram. Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 16:16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 19:37 The firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 19:38 The younger also bore a son, and called his name Ben Ammi. He is the father of the children of Ammon to this day. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 20:17 Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 21:2 Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 21:3 Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 22:23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother. (WEB DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 22:24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 24:24 She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor." (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:36 Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old. He has given all that he has to him. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 24:47 I asked her, and said,'Whose daughter are you?' She said,'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 25:2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 25:12 Now this is the history of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bore to Abraham. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 25:26 After that, his brother came out, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. He was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. (WEB JPS WBS RSV)
Genesis 27:41 Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob." (See NAS)
Genesis 29:32 Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she named him Reuben. For she said, "Because Yahweh has looked at my affliction. For now my husband will love me." (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 29:33 She conceived again, and bore a son, and said, "Because Yahweh has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this son also." She named him Simeon. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 29:34 She conceived again, and bore a son. Said, "Now this time will my husband be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore was his name called Levi. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 29:35 She conceived again, and bore a son. She said, "This time will I praise Yahweh." Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 30:1 When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die." (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 30:5 Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:7 Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:10 Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bore Jacob a son. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:12 Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bore Jacob a second son. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:17 God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:19 Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 30:21 Afterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 30:23 She conceived, bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach." (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 30:39 The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted. (See NIV)
Genesis 31:8 If he said this,'The speckled will be your wages,' then all the flock bore speckled. If he said this,'The streaked will be your wages,' then all the flock bore streaked. (WEB JPS DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Genesis 31:39 That which was torn of animals, I didn't bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. (WEB JPS WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 34:1 Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. (WEB WBS)
Genesis 36:4 Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz. Basemath bore Reuel. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 36:5 Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 36:12 Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 36:14 These were the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 37:25 And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites came from Gilead; and their camels bore tragacanth, and balsam, and ladanum going to carry it down to Egypt. (DBY)
Genesis 38:3 She conceived, and bore a son; and he named him Er. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 38:4 She conceived again, and bore a son; and she named him Onan. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 38:5 She yet again bore a son, and named him Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bore him. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 41:50 To Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 44:27 Your servant, my father, said to us,'You know that my wife bore me two sons: (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 46:15 These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob, even sixteen souls. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 46:20 To Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Genesis 46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls were seven. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 2:2 The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 2:22 She bore a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land." (WEB JPS DBY WBS RSV)
Exodus 6:20 Amram took Jochebed his father's sister to himself as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty-seven years. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 6:23 Aaron took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, as his wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 6:25 Eleazar Aaron's son took one of the daughters of Putiel as his wife; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites according to their families. (WEB JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 19:4 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself. (WEB JPS WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 21:6 then his master shall bring him to God, and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 7:9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none, for the service of the sanctuary was upon them: they bore what they carried upon the shoulder. (DBY JPS)