- the body of knowledge, especially of a traditional, anecdotal, or popular nature, on a particular subject: the lore of herbs.
- learning, knowledge, or erudition.
- the process or act of teaching; instruction.
- something that is taught; lesson.
Origin of lore1
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- the space between the eye and the bill of a bird, or a corresponding space in other animals, as snakes.
Origin of lore2
Examples from the Web for lore
According to lore, 145 of these original soldiers of fortune either fled battle or were captured and settled in the area.The Chinese Town Descended From Romans?
December 4, 2014
And the not-so-subtle winks to Batman lore will be enough to satiate hungry fanboys for now.Batman Deserves Better Than ‘Gotham’
September 23, 2014
With music by Leonard Bernstein, this iconic show has tunes like “New York, New York,” that are part of American lore.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More
September 11, 2014
The life of the club owner was something Leonard left behind, the noise and violence drifting into lore.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters
August 2, 2014
Revel in Wild West lore at the Pony Express National Museum and Jesse James Home Museum in St Joseph, just outside KC.The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take
April 26, 2014
And then, amid his lore of wretchedness he hid his face and wept.The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
He knew more than most generals, and he was filled with the lore of the woods.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
It seems to be a case where the Hire and Lore classes come in conflict.
Perhaps I may be able to give you some help in this quest, being myself an adept in Love's lore.
And is it your opinion that there is a lore and science of Right and Justice just as there is of letters and grammar?
- collective knowledge or wisdom on a particular subject, esp of a traditional nature
- knowledge or learning
- archaic teaching, or something that is taught
- the surface of the head of a bird between the eyes and the base of the bill
- the corresponding area in a snake or fish
Word Origin and History for lore
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).