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
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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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“Galore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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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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