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gore

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noun \ˈgȯr\

Definition of gore

  1. 1 :  a small usually triangular piece of land

  2. 2 a :  a tapering or triangular piece (as of cloth in a skirt) b :  an elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe



Origin of gore

Middle English, from Old English gāra; akin to Old English gār spear, and perhaps to Greek chaion shepherd's staff


First Known Use: before 12th century


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gore

verb,

Definition of gore

goredgoring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut into a tapering triangular form

  3. 2 :  to provide with a gore



1548

First Known Use of gore

1548


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gore

verb,

Definition of gore

goredgoring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pierce or wound with something pointed (as a horn or knife) <gored by a bull>



Origin of gore

Middle English, probably from gore spear, sword, from Old English gār spear


First Known Use: 15th century


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gore

noun

Definition of gore

  1. 1 :  blood; especially :  clotted blood

  2. 2 :  gruesomeness depicted in vivid detail



Origin of gore

Middle English, filth, from Old English gor


First Known Use: 1563


Gore

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biographical name \ˈgȯr\

Definition of Gore

  1. Albert, Jr. 1948–     Am. polit. & environmentalist; vice pres. of the United States (1993–2001)




GORE Defined for Kids

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gore

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noun \ˈgȯr\

Definition of gore for Students

  1. 1 :  blood from a wound or cut

  2. 2 :  violence and bloodshed <The movie had a lot of gore.>




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gore

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verb

Definition of gore for Students

goredgoring

  1. :  to pierce or wound with a pointed object (as a horn or spear)





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