ga·​lore | \ gə-ˈlȯr How to pronounce galore (audio) \

Definition of galore

: in large numbers or amounts : plentiful used postpositivelybargains galoreThe New York Transit Museum spans a full block underground, with vintage cars galore.— Margot Boyer-Dry

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Examples of galore in a Sentence

there was food galore at our Thanksgiving meal with restaurants galore, the city is an epicure's delight
Recent Examples on the Web Dinner included condiments galore, including peanut butter sauce, papaya chutney, hibiscus green chile sauce, mint and spring onion oil, tamarind ginger sauce, and beet and carrot sauerkraut. New York Times, "Weeknight Dinner Around the World," 24 Sep. 2019 The best days of every Free State summer are back, offering horse racing, a carnival midway and rides, agriculture and livestock exhibits, vendors galore and, of course, almost every conceivable kind of food. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Things to do in Baltimore this week: Maryland State Fair, The Wallflowers, Arts in the Park and more," 18 Aug. 2019 Celebrities galore took the stage with Andy Samberg's comedy pop trio The Lonely Island at Milwaukee's Summerfest Friday night. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Lonely Island played 'I'm On a Boat' with T-Pain at Summerfest — and Jose Canseco showed up.," 29 June 2019 Grohl appeared more than thrilled to spend the weekend chowing down on brisket, sausage and ribs galore while mingling with his fellow BBQ enthusiasts. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Dave Grohl Judges & Jams With Fans at BBQ Cooking Contest," 21 May 2018 Summer camps galore, including sports, music, fine arts and more are available for sign up at Lisa Peklo, Howard County Times, "There's a lot to 'baaa' about at sheep and wool festival[West Friendship]," 3 May 2018 In the years to come, there will be trolls galore online and in person. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Hillary Clinton’s Wellesley College Commencement Speech," 26 May 2017 There is nothing quite like spring—warm weather, flowers in bloom, and invites galore to enjoy endless sunny days. Starbucks, Bon Appetit, "Time-saving Tips for Planning a Delicious Backyard Brunch," 20 Mar. 2017 Chic lamps, side tables, and sconces galore flood the auction houses this week. The New Yorker, "Sotheby’s: Design, Decorative Arts, Old Masters," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of galore

1628, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galore

borrowed from Irish go leor, from go, particle forming an adverbial phrase from an adjective (from go "to, till, until," going back to Old Irish co, going back to Celtic *kwo-; akin to Old Church Slavic "to") + leor "sufficient, enough," going back to Old Irish lour, loor, going back to Celtic *lowero- or *lawero- (whence Welsh llawer "much, many"), of uncertain origin

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The first known use of galore was in 1628

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“Galore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of galore

informal : in large numbers or amounts


ga·​lore | \ gə-ˈlȯr How to pronounce galore (audio) \

Kids Definition of galore

: in large amounts
Hint: Galore is used after the word it modifies. The ride has thrills galore.

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