Pronunciation: (pôr, pōr),[key] —v.i.,pored, por•ing. 1. to read or study with steady attention or application: a scholar poring over a rare old manuscript. 2. to gaze earnestly or steadily: to pore over a painting. 3. to meditate or ponder intently (usually fol. by over, on, or upon): He pored over the strange events of the preceding evening.
Pronunciation: (pôr, pōr),[key] —n. 1. a minute opening or orifice, as in the skin or a leaf, for perspiration, absorption, etc.
2. a minute interstice, as in a rock.