gore

1
[ gawr, gohr ]
/ gɔr, goʊr /

noun

blood that is shed, especially when clotted.
murder, bloodshed, violence, etc.: That horror movie had too much gore.

Origin of gore

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English gor dung, dirt; cognate with Dutch goor, Old High German gor filth

Definition for gore (2 of 5)

gore

2
[ gawr, gohr ]
/ gɔr, goʊr /

verb (used with object), gored, gor·ing.

to pierce with or as if with a horn or tusk.

Origin of gore

2
1350–1400; Middle English goren; see gore3

Definition for gore (3 of 5)

gore

3
[ gawr, gohr ]
/ gɔr, goʊr /

noun

a triangular piece of material inserted in a garment, sail, etc., to give it greater width or a desired shape.Compare godet(def 1), gusset(def 1).
one of the panels, usually tapering or shaped, making up a garment, as a skirt.
a triangular tract of land, especially one lying between larger divisions.

verb (used with object), gored, gor·ing.

to make or furnish with a gore or gores.

Origin of gore

3
before 900; Middle English; Old English gāra corner (cognate with German Gehre gusset); compare Old English gār spear

Definition for gore (4 of 5)

Gore

1
[ gawr, gohr ]
/ gɔr, goʊr /

noun

Albert Arnold, Jr.Al, born 1948, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1993–2001.

Definition for gore (5 of 5)

Gore

2
[ gawr-ey, gohr-ey ]
/ ˈgɔr eɪ, ˈgoʊr eɪ /

noun

a city in W Ethiopia.

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British Dictionary definitions for gore (1 of 4)

gore

1
/ (ɡɔː) /

noun

blood shed from a wound, esp when coagulated
informal killing, fighting, etc

Word Origin for gore

Old English gor dirt; related to Old Norse gor half-digested food, Middle Low German göre, Dutch goor

British Dictionary definitions for gore (2 of 4)

gore

2
/ (ɡɔː) /

verb

(tr) (of an animal, such as a bull) to pierce or stab (a person or another animal) with a horn or tusk

Word Origin for gore

C16: probably from Old English gār spear

British Dictionary definitions for gore (3 of 4)

gore

3
/ (ɡɔː) /

noun

a tapering or triangular piece of material used in making a shaped skirt, umbrella, etc
a similarly shaped piece, esp of land

verb

(tr) to make into or with a gore or gores

Derived Forms

gored, adjective

Word Origin for gore

Old English gāra; related to Old Norse geiri gore, Old High German gēro

British Dictionary definitions for gore (4 of 4)

Gore

/ (ɡɔː) /

noun

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

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