- (v.) One of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc.
- (v.) A minute opening or passageway; an interstice between the constituent particles or molecules of a body; as, the pores of stones.
- (v. i.) To look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now usually with over.
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- (n.) A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.
- (n.) A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
- (n.) The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
- (v. i.) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
- (v. t.) To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.
- (v. t.) To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
- (v. t.) To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.
- (v. t.) To lasso (a steer, horse).
- (v. t.) To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.
- (v. t.) To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing.