noun (1)
\ˈgȯr \

Definition of gore 

(Entry 1 of 5)

1 : a small usually triangular piece of land

2a : a tapering or triangular piece (as of cloth in a skirt)

b : an elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe


verb (1)
gored; goring

Definition of gore (Entry 2 of 5)

transitive verb

1 : to cut into a tapering triangular form

2 : to provide with a gore


verb (2)
gored; goring

Definition of gore (Entry 3 of 5)

transitive verb

: to pierce or wound with something pointed (such as a horn or knife) gored by a bull


noun (2)

Definition of gore (Entry 4 of 5)

1 : blood especially : clotted blood

2 : gruesomeness depicted in vivid detail


biographical name
\ˈgȯr \

Definition of Gore (Entry 5 of 5)

Albert, Jr. 1948–     American politician and environmentalist; vice president of the U.S. (1993–2001)

First Known Use of gore

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gore

Noun (1)

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

Verb (2)

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

Noun (2)

Middle English, filth, from Old English gor

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\ˈgȯr \

Kids Definition of gore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : blood from a wound or cut

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


gored; goring

Kids Definition of gore (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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