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Definition 1: any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal - [noun denoting body]

(pore is a kind of ...) a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance

"the tear duct was obstructed" "the alimentary canal" "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"

(... is a kind of pore ) a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass

(... is part of pore) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

"your skin is the largest organ of your body"

Definition 2: a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for pore in the sense of this definition

(pore is a kind of ...) a natural opening in something

(... is a kind of pore ) a pore in the outer wall of a spore or pollen grain through which the germ tube or pollen tube makes its exit on germination

(... is a kind of pore ) a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants

(... is a kind of pore ) one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue

Definition 3: any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas) - [noun denoting shape]

(pore is a kind of ...) an unoccupied space

Definition 4: direct one's attention on something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where pore or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Synonyms for pore in the sense of this definition

(pore is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of pore ) devote (oneself) fully to

"He immersed himself into his studies"

(... is a kind of pore ) cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

"She was recalled by a loud laugh"

(... is a kind of pore ) focus one's attention on a certain state

"Think big" "think thin"

(... is a kind of pore ) examine closely; focus one's attention on

"He zoomed in on the book"

(... is a kind of pore ) listen and pay attention

"Listen to your father" "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

(pore has a similar meaning as ...) hold (someone's attention)

"The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

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