Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sore \Sore\, a. [Compar. Sorer; superl. Sorest.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. Sorry.]
Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.
Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.
Criminal; wrong; evil. [Obs.]
Sore throat (Med.), inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche.
Malignant sore throat, Ulcerated sore throat or Putrid sore throat. See Angina, and under Putrid.
Sore \Sore\, a. [F. saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon. See Sorrel, n.] Reddish brown; sorrel. [R.]
Sore falcon. (Zo["o]l.) See Sore, n., 1.
Sore \Sore\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.
Sore \Sore\, n. [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r. See Sore, a.]
A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil.
The dogs came and licked his sores.
--Luke xvi. 21.
Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
I see plainly where his sore lies.
--Sir W. Scott.
Gold sore. (Med.) See under Gold, n.
Sore \Sore\, adv. [AS. s[=a]re. See Sore, a.]
In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
Thy hand presseth me sore.
2. Greatly; violently; deeply.
[Hannah] prayed unto the Lord and wept sore.
--1 Sam. i. 10.
Sore sighed the knight, who this long sermon heard.
Sore may refer to:
Sore (Buzzov*en album)
Sore is a Jakarta-based indie band formed in 2002. The band was originally formed by Ade Paloh, Mondo Gascaro, and Awan Garnida. They have been close friends since childhood. Other two members Bemby Gusti and Reza Dwiputranto, were brought in by Awan Garnida.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English sar "painful, grievous, aching, sad, wounding," influenced in meaning by Old Norse sarr "sore, wounded," from Proto-Germanic *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (cognates: Old Frisian sar "painful," Middle Dutch seer, Dutch zeer "sore, ache," Old High German ser "painful," Gothic sair "pain, sorrow, travail"), from PIE root *sai- (1) "suffering" (cognates: Old Irish saeth "pain, sickness").\n
\nAdverbial use (as in sore afraid) is from Old English sare but has mostly died out (replaced by sorely), but remains the main meaning of German cognate sehr "very." Slang meaning "angry, irritated" is first recorded 1738.
Old English sar "bodily pain or injury, wound; sickness, disease; state of pain or suffering," from root of sore (adj.). Now restricted to ulcers, boils, blisters. Compare Old Saxon ser "pain, wound," Middle Dutch seer, Dutch zeer, Old High German ser, Old Norse sar, Gothic sair.
1 Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive. 2 Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation. 3 dire; distressing. 4 (context informal English) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered. 5 (context obsolete English) Criminal; wrong; evil. adv. 1 (lb en archaic) very, excessively, extremely (of something bad). 2 sorely. n. 1 An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin. 2 Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty. 3 A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord). 4 A young hawk or falcon in its first year. 5 A young buck in its fourth year. v
mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw"; "had a sore throat" [syn: raw]
n. an open skin infection
Usage examples of "sore".
With the acrid juice of this herb, and of others belonging to the same Ranunculous order, beggars in England used to produce sores about their body for the sake of exciting pity, and getting alms.
Bane, but a man well nigh as old as his uncle, though he hath not made men tremble so sore, albeit he be far the better man, a good warrior, a wise leader, a reiver and lifter well wrought at all points.
Then, as in the tilting of a mirror, it shifted again to resemble a many-hoofed, amethystine crustacean coated in sores of oozing puss, out of which sprouted many black shiny eyes, which in turn were mounted on swaying, antennae-like projections.
They writhed and twisted and foamed, broke open in sores as the bacteria destroyed the binding structure of the amorphous tissue.
When eaten raw, dried Figs prove somewhat aperient, and they are apt to make the mouth sore whilst masticating them.
It may well be supposed that Arabin lost no time in making off, sore as his leg was.
As for Astel, wherever she was, I hoped that she would have a long and lingering death, and that said death would involve multiple open sores and scabs, preferably in the vicinity of her private regions.
For the first time in three years neat tubes of aureomycin ointment for udder sores were neatly stacked in the old space on the shelf.
On the very evening of the same day that I was first chosen to be a bailie, a sore affair came to light, in the discovery that Jean Gaisling had murdered her bastard bairn.
The bandaged hand was still dry, though the bindings keeping his Grace in the saddle had chafed a sore in one wrist.
Here is a mighty stronge and usid borow for flying serpens in sum baren, hethy, and sandy grownd, and thereby the litle round castel of Morna Moruna stondith on Omprenne Edge, as on the limit of the worlde, sore wether beten and yn ruine.
Bewailing her sorrowful doom, Bewailing her trouble so sore, For old Mr Fox is no more.
Abreu fume, knew that the latter was sore because he had not been able to find any excuse to hold Borel at Novorecife.
Are there yet in the country whence you come the breadless bellies, the sores and rags and lamentations of the poor?
Misseltoe, bruised and strained into oyle and drunken, hath presently and forthwith rid a grievous and sore stitch.