gore


1gore

noun \ˈgr\

Definition of GORE

1
:  a small usually triangular piece of land
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

2gore

verb
goredgor·ing

Definition of GORE

transitive verb
1
:  to cut into a tapering triangular form
2
:  to provide with a gore

First Known Use of GORE

1548

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

3gore

verb
goredgor·ing

Definition of GORE

transitive verb
:  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

4gore

noun

Definition of GORE

1
:  blood; especially :  clotted blood
2
:  gruesomeness depicted in vivid detail

Origin of GORE

Middle English, filth, from Old English gor
First Known Use: 1563

Gore

biographical name \ˈgr\

Definition of GORE

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

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