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.
- loreless, adjective
Other definitions for lore (2 of 2)
the space between the eye and the bill of a bird, or a corresponding space in other animals, as snakes.
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How to use lore in a sentence
My friends and I practiced our favorite moves at recess, hummed the opening songs of our favorite characters and discussed in great detail, like scholars at the Library of Pergamum, the lore and dramaturgy of the wrestlers we admired.Your Dad Ever Get His Ass Kicked by a Pro Wrestler? | Eugene Robinson | December 18, 2020 | Ozy
In lore and literature, the Kraken capsized, dismantled and swallowed galleons of seafarers.
Toa Dunn, head of Riot Music Group, said they write music that “makes sense” for the characters and the lore.‘League of Legends’ K-pop group K/DA is about setting, not chasing, the trend | Gene Park | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
A college where she had accepted a job teaching botany had withdrawn the offer before she could arrive, according to family lore.How passion, luck and sweat saved some of North America’s rarest plants | Susan Milius | November 5, 2020 | Science News
Despite coming out to the Bay Area for college, I had very little idea of the history and lore of Silicon Valley.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in finance | Rachel King | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
The industry lore is downright jaw-dropping in the details of the cons known as “brick-in-box” returns.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks | M.L. Nestel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to lore, 145 of these original soldiers of fortune either fled battle or were captured and settled in the area.
According to local lore a neighboring village called Pajaro Negro—Black Bird—supposedly was named after the planes.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her grandfather had been a physician and healer who—according to family lore—married a descendant of the Osage or Pawnee tribes.
And the not-so-subtle winks to Batman lore will be enough to satiate hungry fanboys for now.
So unique is this formation that Indian lore relates that it was referred to as "the Bridge of God."Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The poet was doubtless led into this error by his desire to preserve all the legends and superstitious lore of Provence.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
But he had neither the gentle troubadour's art, as the knights of Provence, nor the deeper lore of the Spaniard.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The Professor had all sorts of strange lore, which he used, in his conversations with Hadria, almost as a fisherman uses his bait.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
Miss Farnham had saved Mr. Mountcastle's life, and in novel-lore this romantic incident always led up to love and marriage.They Looked and Loved | Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
British Dictionary definitions for lore (1 of 2)
collective knowledge or wisdom on a particular subject, esp of a traditional nature
knowledge or learning
archaic teaching, or something that is taught
British Dictionary definitions for lore (2 of 2)
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
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