- to pierce with or as if with a horn or tusk.
Origin of gore2
- to make or furnish with a gore or gores.
Origin of gore3
Examples from the Web for gored
They want candidates willing to do whatever it takes—no matter whose ideological ox is gored—to make the economic pain stop.Mitt Romney’s Problem With Conservatives: He’s Not Selling What They Want
February 13, 2012
That seems to suggest that NewsCorp's standards are different when its own ox is gored.Hollywood's Gossip Showdown
April 7, 2009
Her tender side is gored; her spotless and snowy coat is deformed with blood.Imogen
I should just collapse at the bottom, and be gored to death, I know I should!
"I thought we were going to be gored to death," she quavered.
The tenant's ox was gored to death by a heifer belonging to the lawyer.The Proverbs of Scotland
The skirt should be so gored as to form no gathers or plaits at the waist.The American Horsewoman
- blood shed from a wound, esp when coagulated
- informal killing, fighting, etc
- (tr) (of an animal, such as a bull) to pierce or stab (a person or another animal) with a horn or tusk
- a tapering or triangular piece of material used in making a shaped skirt, umbrella, etc
- a similarly shaped piece, esp of land
- (tr) to make into or with a gore or gores
- Al (bert) Jr. born 1948, US Democrat politician; vice president of the US (1993–2001); defeated in the disputed presidential election of 2000; leading environmental campaigner; shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change
Word Origin and History for gored
"triangular piece of ground," Old English gara, related to gar "spear" (see gar), on the notion of "triangularity." Hence also meanings "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular piece of cloth" (early 14c.).
Old English gor "dirt, dung, filth, shit," a Germanic word (cf. Middle Dutch goor "filth, mud;" Old Norse gor "cud;" Old High German gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1560s.