Pour, Pore, and Poor
Pour, Pore, and PoorWhat are the differences between "pour," "pore," and "poor"?
- "To pour" means to tip a liquid out a container.
- Please pour the coffee for our guests.
- "To pore" means to examine closely. "A pore" is small opening in the skin.
- I will pore over the documents this afternoon.
- A block pore can be caused by debris or dead skin cells becoming trapped in a hair follicle.
- "Poor" usually means impoverished or inadequate.
- My family were poor.
- Her exam results were poor.
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More about "Pour," "Pore," and "Poor"The words "pour," "pore," and "poor" sound similar, but their meanings are quite different.
PourThe verb "to pour" means to transfer a liquid from a container (usually by tipping).
Example sentences with "pour":
- Shall I pour the gravy?
- Pour the molten steel onto a rotating drum that is cooled by water.
PoreThe word pore has two unrelated meanings:
(1) To examine closely.
- He pored through the documents for hours looking for a loop hole.
- I need to pore over these files before tomorrow.
(2) A small opening in the skin.
- The dust clogs your pores.
- The sweat was leaking out of my pores.
PoorThe adjective poor means impoverished (i.e., having little money or few possessions), or low quality (e.g., poor crop), or unfortunate (e.g., That poor cat).
Example sentences with "poor":
- As poor as a church mouse.
- I am feeling quite poor this month.
- Religion keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
- Poor show.
- Will you take that poor animal to the vets?