galore

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

Definition of galore

: in large numbers or amounts : plentiful used postpositively bargains 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 This beachfront home has it all — a hot tub, beach access, a beach view from the bedroom, a variety of outdoor seating, and palm trees galore. Kendall Cornish, Travel + Leisure, "The 10 Dreamiest Airbnbs in the Florida Keys," 18 Apr. 2021 The menu here changes every night and there are options galore. Debbi Kickham, Forbes, "Club Med Cancun Delivers The Full Enchilada Of Fun," 12 Apr. 2021 Jean-Georges Vongerichten all get a wink-and-a-nudge and stars galore for setting up restaurants everywhere from Tokyo to Las Vegas, then leaving them to open yet another somewhere else on the globe. John Mariani, Forbes, "O Chef Where Art Thou? And Who’s Watching The Stove When You’re Gone?," 18 Mar. 2021 During warmer months, bring your swimsuit — there are water activities galore. Brandi Fuller, Southern Living, "Hurry and Book Your Stay In Bryson City, North Carolina — It May Not Be a Small Town for Much Longer," 2 Apr. 2021 Wildlife artwork adorns the walls, expansive views are everywhere, and there are nature activities galore. BostonGlobe.com, "It’s all about nature at these four family-friendly New England resorts," 25 Mar. 2021 Also in the family are a DJ, a clothes clerk with nursing skills, a tech employee, a construction worker, a chef and students galore. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, "A joyous life lost: One death amid millions exemplifies COVID's toll," 14 Mar. 2021 This year, thanks to the pandemic, there will be shocks and problems galore. The Economist, "European censuses are being disrupted by covid-19," 13 Mar. 2021 There have been rumors galore about when or if a new Apple TV would be on the way. Andrew Myrick, Forbes, "YouTube Disappears From Older Apple TVs—Here Are Your Upgrade Options," 4 Mar. 2021

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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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3 May 2021

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“Galore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galore. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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galore

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of galore

informal : in large numbers or amounts

galore

adjective
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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