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gore

noun \ ˈgȯr \

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 and Etymology of gore

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


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gore

verb

Definition of gore

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

First Known Use of gore

1548


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gore

verb

Definition of gore

gored; goring
transitive verb
: to pierce or wound with something pointed (such as a horn or knife)
  • gored by a bull

Origin and Etymology of gore

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


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gore

noun

Definition of gore

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

Origin and Etymology of gore

Middle English, filth, from Old English gor


Gore

biographical name \ ˈgȯr \

Definition of Gore

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

GORE Defined for Kids

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gore

noun \ ˈgȯr \

Definition of gore for Students

1 : blood from a wound or cut
2 : violence and bloodshed
  • The movie had a lot of gore.

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gore

verb

Definition of gore for Students

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


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