gore

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See also: göre, gøre, góré, górę, Gore, Göre, and горе

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gore, gor, gorre (mud, muck), from Old English gor (dirt, dung, filth, muck), from Proto-Germanic *gurą (half-digested stomach contents; feces; manure), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰer- (hot; warm).

Noun[edit]

gore (uncountable)

  1. Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
  2. Murder, bloodshed, violence.
    • 2017 February 23, Katie Rife, “The Girl With All The Gifts tries to put a fresh spin on overripe zombie clichés”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      The zombie scenes are reminiscent of what you might see on a show like The Walking Dead, short bursts of extreme violence and gore punctuating expository dialogue scenes where the survivors try to figure out how they’re going to get from point A to point B.
  3. (obsolete except in dialects) Dirt; mud; filth.
    • 1508, John Fisher, Treatise concernynge [] the seven penytencyall Psalms:
      As a sowe waloweth in the stynkynge gore pytte, or in the puddell.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English goren, from gore (gore), ultimately from Old English gār (spear), itself from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz. Related to gar and gore (a projecting point).

Verb[edit]

gore (third-person singular simple present gores, present participle goring, simple past and past participle gored)

  1. (transitive, of an animal) To pierce with the horn.
    The bull gored the matador.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To pierce with anything pointed, such as a spear.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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A heraldic gore: argent, a gore gules.

From Middle English gore (patch (of land, fabric), clothes), from Old English gāra, from Proto-Germanic *gaizô.

Noun[edit]

gore (plural gores)

  1. A triangular piece of land where roads meet.
    • 1968, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works. Special Subcommittee on the Federal-Aid Highway Program, Highway Safety, Design, and Operations, Freeway Signing and Related Geometrics, page 448:
      I have a number of these, but this gentleman up in the gore just below the arrow was traveling in the fast lane of 495.
    • 2010, John L. Campbell, Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems, page 20-5:
      With the addition of pavement marking arrows, erratic maneuvers such as lane changes through the gore and attempted lane changes decreased.
    • 2011, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 2011, page 10-97:
      Unfortunately, there will be situations where placement of a major obstruction in a gore is unavoidable.
  2. (surveying) A small piece of land left unincorporated due to competing surveys or a surveying error.
  3. The curved surface that lies between two close lines of longitude on a globe
  4. A triangular or rhomboid piece of fabric, especially one forming part of a three-dimensional surface such as a sail, skirt, hot-air balloon, etc.Wp
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  5. An elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe.
  6. A projecting point.
  7. (heraldry) One of the abatements, made of two inwardly curved lines, meeting in the fesse point.
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gore (third-person singular simple present gores, present participle goring, simple past and past participle gored)

  1. To cut in a triangular form.
  2. To provide with a gore.
    to gore an apron

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Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

gore

  1. Inflected form of goor

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɔ.re/
  • Rhymes: -ɔre
  • Hyphenation: gò‧re

Noun[edit]

gore

  1. plural of gora

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English gāra, from Proto-Germanic *gaizô.

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Noun[edit]

gore (plural gores or goren)

  1. A triangle-shaped plot of land; a gore.
  2. A triangle-shaped piece or patch of fabric.
  3. A piece of clothing (especially a loose-fitting one, such as a coat or dress)
  4. (rare) A piece of armour; a mail coat.
  5. (rare) A triangle-shaped piece of armor.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: gore
  • Scots: gair
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Old English gor, from Proto-Germanic *gurą.

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Noun[edit]

gore (uncountable)

  1. Muck, filth, dirt; that which causes dirtiness
  2. (figuratively) Iniquity, sinfulness.
  3. (rare) A despicable individual.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Inherited from Old English gār.

Noun[edit]

gore

  1. Alternative form of gare

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Persian جوراب(jôrâb).

Noun[edit]

gore ?

  1. sock
  2. stocking

Portuguese[edit]

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gore

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of gorar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of gorar
  3. third-person singular imperative of gorar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gora; compare gora (hill).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡôre/
  • Hyphenation: go‧re

Adverb[edit]

gȍre (Cyrillic spelling го̏ре)

  1. up, above
    Antonym: dolje/dole

Noun[edit]

gȍre f (Cyrillic spelling го̏ре)

  1. inflection of gora:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverbially used neuter of the adjective gȍrī (worse).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡôreː/
  • Hyphenation: go‧re

Adverb[edit]

gȍrē (Cyrillic spelling го̏ре̄)

  1. worse

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

gore (Cyrillic spelling горе)

  1. third-person plural present of gòreti

Shona[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from a Khoe language; compare Khoekhoe kurib.

Noun[edit]

goré 5 (plural makoré 6)

  1. year

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

goré 5 (plural makoré 6)

  1. cloud