- 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
- the space between the eye and the bill of a bird, or a corresponding space in other animals, as snakes.
Origin of lore2
Origin of lo-res
Examples from the Web for lores
In winter, like the last species, except that the bill is smaller, and the lores are black.Bird Guide
Chester A. Reed
Smallest of our Vireos; crown ashy, lores and eye-ring whitish.What Bird is That?
Frank M. Chapman
They are distinguished from their allies by having the lores covered with feathers, and the tarsus reticulated back and front.British Sea Birds
Immature: Resembles adult, but feathers of forehead edged with buff; spot on lores and underparts buffy margined with dusky.
Adult female: Resembles adult male, but smaller with less blue and more gray on crown; lores and anterior forehead lighter.
- 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 lores
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).