blood that is shed, especially when clotted.
murder, bloodshed, violence, etc.: That horror movie had too much gore.
Other definitions for gore (2 of 5)
to pierce with or as if with a horn or tusk.
Other definitions for gore (3 of 5)
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.
to make or furnish with a gore or gores.
Other definitions for Gore (4 of 5)
Albert Arnold, Jr. "Al", born 1948, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1993–2001.
Other definitions for Gore (5 of 5)
a city in W Ethiopia.
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How to use gore in a sentence
San Diego County jails have seen an average higher than one inmate dying per month, every month since 2009, when gore took over as sheriff, a San Diego Union-Tribune investigation found last year.New County Board and Sheriff Could Be Headed for a Standoff | Maya Srikrishnan | November 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Constructed with waterproof gore-Tex and fully taped seams, the Revo short keeps your butt and chamois dry, even while riding along waterlogged trails.
I have gore on the phone, people are bringing me pages one page at a time.The night the Supreme Court settled a presidential election, declaring George W. Bush the winner | Michael Rosenwald | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
gore and Bush were able to seclude themselves at home, refraining from public comment for days on end.As Election Day drags into Election Week, the waiting is the hardest part | Marc Fisher | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
This summer, he and Fletcher got into a public spat over gore’s attempt to outsource more of the jail’s behavioral health services.What Republicans Say They’ll Do if They Keep Control of the Board of Supervisors | Jesse Marx | October 20, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Ironically, this year a co-author of a book called How to Survive the Running of the Bulls was badly gored by huge black bull.
But generally speaking, unless their personal ox is being gored, few young women seem willing to make waves.‘The Feminine Mystique’ at 50, Part 2: Three Feminists on What It Means Today | Jessica Bennett, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Alisa Solomon | February 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Peter Beinart | February 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
That seems to suggest that NewsCorp's standards are different when its own ox is gored.
Perhaps the very buffalo who owned this pair was the one that gored to death poor Olo.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
Many instruments have had the sound holes spoiled and the surface of the wood inside gored by unskilful tampering with the post.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
He'd been on one of those robomedics before, when he had been gored by a bisonoid on the cattle range.Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
Yesterday the new Lord Mayor was sworn in, and afterwards toss'd and gored several Persons.De Libris: Prose and Verse | Austin Dobson
My boy, seeing himself disarmed, sought to cut at the bull's legs, but it gored him and stamped him underfoot.A Romance of the West Indies | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for gore (1 of 4)
blood shed from a wound, esp when coagulated
informal killing, fighting, etc
British Dictionary definitions for gore (2 of 4)
(tr) (of an animal, such as a bull) to pierce or stab (a person or another animal) with a horn or tusk
British Dictionary definitions for gore (3 of 4)
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
- gored, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Gore (4 of 4)
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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