yore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English ġēara (literally of years), genitive plural of ġēar (year). More at year.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yore (uncountable)

  1. (poetic) time long past
    This word comes from the days of yore.

Usage notes[edit]

A fossil; not used outside the phrase of yore, especially the idiom days of yore.

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Adverb[edit]

yore (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) In time long past; long ago.
    • Spenser
      Which though he hath polluted oft and yore, / Yet I to them for judgment just do fly.

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