from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See bore3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Obsolete form of eager.
  • n. a tidal bore

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the bore. See bore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See eager.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See eager (Wiktionary)
From Old English eágor ("water, sea") (Wiktionary)



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  • a wave of unusual height, especially a tidal wave up a narrow estuary.

    February 25, 2007