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lore1

[lawr, lohr] /lɔr, loʊr/
noun
1.
the body of knowledge, especially of a traditional, anecdotal, or popular nature, on a particular subject:
the lore of herbs.
2.
learning, knowledge, or erudition.
3.
Archaic.
  1. the process or act of teaching; instruction.
  2. something that is taught; lesson.
Origin of lore1
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English lār; cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre teaching. See learn
Related forms
loreless, adjective
Synonyms
1. wisdom. See learning.

lore2

[lawr, lohr] /lɔr, loʊr/
noun, Zoology.
1.
the space between the eye and the bill of a bird, or a corresponding space in other animals, as snakes.
Origin
1615-25; < New Latin lōrum, special use of Latin lōrum thong, strap
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Examples from the Web for lore
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  • Unless thus collected now, much of this lore must inevitably be forgotten.

    Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales George Bird Grinnell
  • The lore of the American Negro is rich in story, in song, and in Folk rhymes.

    Negro Folk Rhymes Thomas W. Talley
  • So unique is this formation that Indian lore relates that it was referred to as "the Bridge of God."

  • I could speak to her in the language of all countries, and tell her the lore of all ages.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Henry Ware had been long a captive among the Northwestern Indians, and he had learned their lore.

    The Forest Runners Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for lore

lore1

/lɔː/
noun
1.
collective knowledge or wisdom on a particular subject, esp of a traditional nature
2.
knowledge or learning
3.
(archaic) teaching, or something that is taught
Word Origin
Old English lār; related to leornian to learn

lore2

/lɔː/
noun
1.
the surface of the head of a bird between the eyes and the base of the bill
2.
the corresponding area in a snake or fish
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin lōrum, from Latin: strap
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Word Origin and History for lore
n.

Old English lar "learning, what is taught, knowledge, science, doctrine, art of teaching," from Proto-Germanic *laizo (Old Saxon lera, Old Frisian lare, Middle Dutch lere, Dutch leer, Old High German lera, German Lehre "teaching, precept, doctrine"), from PIE *leis- (see learn).

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lore in Technology


1. Object-oriented language for knowledge representation. "Etude et Realisation d'un Language Objet: LORE", Y. Caseau, These, Paris-Sud, Nov 1987.
2. CGE, Marcoussis, France. Set-based language [same as 1?] E-mail: Christophe Dony

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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