- blood that is shed, especially when clotted.
- murder, bloodshed, violence, etc.: That horror movie had too much gore.
Origin of gore1
- 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
- Albert Arnold, Jr.Al, born 1948, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1993–2001.
- a city in W Ethiopia.
Related Wordscarnage, blood, slaughter, lance, gouge, spear, wound, stab, stick, puncture, impale, perforate
Examples from the Web for gore
Notice how he says it is Gore who rejects “openness” and “peer review.”
Now Gore stands alone in his dismissal of reform, openness, transparency and peer-review to ensure good science.
They appear to see not atrocities but adventure, not gore but glory.How ISIS’s Colorado Girls Were Caught
October 22, 2014
He quotes Gore Vidal, who said, “You never know when you are happy, you only know when you were happy.”Wait a Minute, Clinton Coronators—Here Comes Jim Webb
September 24, 2014
They decapitate those men deemed foes of their faith and celebrate the gore online, holding up the severed heads.Inside the Mind of an ISIS Jihadi
September 21, 2014
No mutilation, no gore; just an effacement—prompt and absolute—'there wasn't any.'Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
But Quirl was heavier, and his arm harder, than Gore had supposed.
Gore was not concerned with the personal feelings of his prize.
But it did not knock out Gore, and Quirl had to pay dearly for his error.
Gore could not see, but as he writhed he knew he was in the grip of the pirate captain.
- 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 gore
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.
"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.).