- Chiefly Literary. time past: knights of yore.
- Obsolete. of old; long ago.
Origin of yore
Examples from the Web for yore
In the days of yore, stars both reviled and relied on the studio system to protect them from themselves.Why We Need Celebrity Scandals
November 7, 2014
Or really more that Instagram is no different than these paintings of yore that served to heighten status.Adrian Grenier Talks the Economy, the ‘Entourage’ Movie, and the HBO Series’ Alleged ‘Misogyny’
October 28, 2014
Like the soap operas of yore, Marvel has replaced major and minor characters in their films as necessary.The Coming Civil War: Iron Man Vs. Captain America 3
October 19, 2014
In days of yore, blood on screen was to be feared: think the trickle of blood signaling defilement in old vampire movies.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep
October 3, 2014
Unlike the chaste boys club devotees of ‘Dungeons and Losers’ (oops, ‘Dragons’) of yore, women play the new games and like them.All the Grown-Up Hipsters Playing Kids’ Games
June 29, 2014
To sing praises as Aneurin of yore, The day he sang the Gododin.Y Gododin
He no longer treated Bongrand in the wheedling, respectful manner of yore.
They wanted to see their table of yore, on the left hand, right at the back of the room.
In making speeches he does not speak as boldly, as directly as in days of yore.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
A very good time it was, cattle selling higher than of yore.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
- time long past (now only in the phrase of yore)
- obsolete in the past; long ago
Word Origin and History for yore
Old English geara (adv.) "of yore," originally genitive plural of gear (see year), and used without of.