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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All three stood in the hallway, the woman backed up to the wall, a finger and thumb goring her cheeks.
▪ Below: An aging male babirusa that appears near to the day when it slowly gores itself through its forehead.
▪ I had not been gored, chased, or even roared at.
▪ It stirred the man in him even as it gored him.
▪ Whether this phenomenon is good or bad for democracy depends on whose ox is being gored.
▪ A gore or gusset is, in fact, another name for a scoot.
▪ He was dimly tempted to say, though, that he knew a thing or two about gore.
▪ His face was powder-stained and his uniform darkened with gore.
▪ The man's cheeks were tattooed with little vermilion chalices brimming with gore.
▪ Then you can limit the gore by just cutting off the laces to save her.
▪ There is more than one way to skin a theatrical cat, and McDonagh's chosen weapons are laughter and gore.
▪ To obtain the cupped or hemispherical shape with fairly smooth lines, the number of gores should be increased with the diameter.
▪ Yes, sir, the vicious Canuck will not rest until the Republic is lying in its own blood and gore!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gore \Gore\, n. [AS. gor dirt, dung; akin to Icel. gor, SW. gorr, OHG. gor, and perh. to E. cord, chord, and yarn; cf. Icel. g["o]rn, garnir, guts.]

  1. Dirt; mud. [Obs.]
    --Bp. Fisher.

  2. Blood; especially, blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted.


Gore \Gore\, n. [OE. gore, gare, AS. g?ra angular point of land, fr. g?r spear; akin to D. geer gore, G. gehre gore, ger spear, Icel. geiri gore, geir spear, and prob. to E. goad. Cf. Gar, n., Garlic, and Gore, v.]

  1. A wedgeshaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a garment, sail, etc., to give greater width at a particular part.

  2. A small traingular piece of land.

  3. (Her.) One of the abatements. It is made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point.

    Note: It is usually on the sinister side, and of the tincture called tenn['e]. Like the other abatements it is a modern fancy and not actually used.


Gore \Gore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gored; p. pr. & vb. n. Goring.] [OE. gar spear, AS. g?r. See 2d Gore.] To pierce or wound, as with a horn; to penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear; to stab.

The low stumps shall gore His daintly feet.


Gore \Gore\, v. t. To cut in a traingular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore; as, to gore an apron.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"triangular piece of ground," Old English gara, related to gar "spear" (see gar), on the notion of "triangularity." Hence also meanings "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular piece of cloth" (early 14c.).


Old English gor "dirt, dung, filth, shit," a Germanic word (cognates: Middle Dutch goor "filth, mud;" Old Norse gor "cud;" Old High German gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1560s.


c.1400, from Scottish gorren "to pierce, stab," origin unknown, perhaps related to Old English gar "spear" (see gar, also gore (n.2) "triangular piece of ground"). Related: Gored; goring.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context obsolete except in dialects English) dirt, filth. 2 (senseid en thickened)blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air. 3 murder, bloodshed, violence. Etymology 2

vb. (context of an animal English) To pierce with the horns. Etymology 3

n. 1 A triangular piece of land where roads meet. 2 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.(w Gore (segment) Wp) 3 An elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe. 4 A projecting point. 5 (context heraldry English) One of the abatements, made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point. vb. 1 To cut in a triangular form. 2 To provide with a gore.

Gore, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 850
Housing Units (2000): 416
Land area (2000): 2.282343 sq. miles (5.911240 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.282343 sq. miles (5.911240 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30300
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.532851 N, 95.115032 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 74435
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Gore, OK

Gorë is a former municipality in the Korçë County, southeastern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Maliq. The population at the 2011 census was 1,565. The municipal unit consists of the villages Zvarisht, Dolan, Lozhan, Lozhan i Ri, Senishtë, Tresovë, Strelcë, Shalës, Selcë, Velçan, Mesmal, Moçan, Mjaltas, Marjan, Desmirë, Qënckë, Babjen and Dolanec.

Gore (segment)

A gore is a sector of a curved surface or the curved surface that lies between two close lines of longitude on a globe and may be flattened to a plane surface with little distortion. The term has been extended to include similarly shaped pieces such as the panels of a hot-air balloon or parachute, or the triangular insert that allows extra movement in a garment.

Gore (crater)

Gore is a lunar impact crater located on the lunar near side near the northern pole. Major nearby features include Florey crater (diameter of 54.7 km) to the Southeast, Peary crater (diameter of 73 km) to the East-Northeast, and Byrd crater (diameter of 94 km) to the Southeast. The crater was adopted and named after John Ellard Gore by the IAU in 2009.

Gore (1814 cricketer)

Gore (first name and dates unknown) was an English first-class cricketer associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) who was active in the 1810s. He is recorded in one match in 1814, totalling 0 runs with a highest score of 0 not out.

Gore (road)

A gore (British English: nose), refers to a triangular piece of land. Etymologically it is derived from gār, meaning spear. Gores on highways are categorized as two types: the theoretical gore and the physical gore. The physical gore is the unpaved area created between the highway mainline and a ramp that merges into or diverges from the mainline. The theoretical gore is the marked area of pavement resulting from the convergence or divergence of the edge lines of the mainline and ramp. Theoretical gores are commonly marked with transverse lines or chevrons at both entrance and exit ramps. These help drivers entering the highway to estimate how much time they have to match the speed of through traffic, and warn drivers improperly exiting the highway right down the middle of a gore that they are about to run out of road. Gores at exit ramps occasionally feature impact attenuators, especially when there is something solid at the other end of the gore.

Gore (surveying)

A gore (or, sometimes, grant or purchase), in parts of the northeastern United States (mainly northern New England), is an unincorporated area of a county that is not part of any town and has limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited).

Historically, gores were generally the result of errors when the land was first surveyed and the towns laid out. A gore would lie in an area between two (supposedly abutting) towns but would technically be in neither. Surrounding towns have been known to absorb a gore—for example, the gore between Tunbridge, Vermont, and Royalton, Vermont, was eventually attributed to Tunbridge. Some gores have become towns in their own right, such as Stannard, Vermont.

Different states have different laws governing gores and other unincorporated territories. In Maine, all unincorporated territories (whether townships, gores, plantations, or grants) are governed directly by the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, a state agency. They do not, therefore, enjoy the rights and obligations of direct local self-governance of a corporate Maine municipality, via local elections of town boards of selectmen, and town meetings that debate and approve the town budget and expenditures. Occasionally, a town will choose to become unincorporated after having been an incorporated town; a recent example of this is the former town of Madrid, Maine.

Gore (band)

Gore were a Dutch rock band formed in 1985, characterized as instrumental Noise rock, who released five studio albums, one live album, one EP, two compilation albums with live material, demo recordings and remixes and had two compilation appearances between 1986 and 1997. They split up in 1997.

Gore played their avant-garde hardcore solely instrumental. Their music was influenced by Metal just as much as by Industrial music and combined the darkest and heaviest moments of Black Sabbath, Black Flag and Big Black. They obtained an excellent live reputation in the hardcore scene of the late 80s and received predominantly positive reviews. Nevertheless, they stayed unknown to the vast majority of the public and never gained commercial success.

Today a lot of reviewers consider GORE as seminal and highly influential. Especially the early works of the band were groundbreaking for several subgenres, such as Sludge metal, Stoner rock and Drone metal. The later Gore are considered predecessors of Math rock.

Gore (heraldry)

In heraldry a gore is a charge formed by two inwardly curved lines starting from the dexter chief (for the view, the upper left) corner and the middle base point and meeting in the fess point (lower center).

The same charge upon the sinister side of the shield (for the viewer, the right side) is called a gore sinister. A gore sinister tenné was considered to be an abatement of arms imposed upon the bearer for cowardice in the face of the enemy, though there is no record of its actual use.

Gore (fabrics)

A gore refers to a triangular piece of cloth. Etymologically it is derived from geirr, meaning spear. In the course of time the word came to be used for a piece of cloth used in making clothes. In dressmaking and hatmaking, it refers to triangular or rhomboid pieces of fabric which are combined to create a fuller three dimensional effect.

Gore (surname)

Gore is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Al Gore (born 1948), environmental activist and US politician (45th Vice President of the United States, Tennessee senator)
  • Albert Gore, Sr. (1907–1998), United States Senator from Tennessee; father of Al Gore
  • Arthur Gore, multiple individuals
  • Bill Gore (1912–1986), founder of W. L. Gore and Associates, makers of Gore-Tex
  • Bobby Gore (1936–2013), American activist
  • Catherine Gore (1799–1861), British novelist and dramatist
  • Charles Gore multiple individuals
    • Charles Gore (1853–1932), English divine and Anglican bishop who founded the Community of the Resurrection
    • Charles Gore (artist) (1759–1807), landscape artist, Grand Tour traveler
    • Charles Stephen Gore (1793–1869), British Army officer
  • Francis Gore (1769–1852), British Army officer and colonial administrator
  • Frank Gore (born 1983), American football player
  • Frederick Gore (1913–2009), British painter
  • Gordon Gore (1913–1987), American football player
  • Harold Gore (1891–1969), American college sports coach
  • Ian Gore (born 1968), English footballer
  • Jack Gore 1899–1971, Welsh international rugby player
  • James Howard Gore (1856–1939), American mathematician
  • Kristin Gore (born June 5, 1977) American author and screenwriter, daughter of Al and Tipper Gore
  • Lesley Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein, 1946–2015), American singer
  • Martin L. Gore (born 23 July 1961), English songwriter, singer, guitarist and keyboardist and member of synthpop band Depeche Mode
  • Mrinal Gore (1928–2012), Indian socialist and Member of Parliament
  • Paul Gore, multiple individuals:
    • Sir Paul Gore, 1st Baronet (1567–1629), Irish MP for Ballyshannon
    • Paul Annesley Gore (c 1703–1780), Irish politician, MP for Mayo 1751–60, and for Sligo County 1765–68
    • Paul Gore (historian) (1875–1927), Romanian historian and politician
  • Richard Corben (born 1940), American illustrator and comic book artist who uses Gore as a non-de-plume
  • Shane Gore (born 1981), English footballer
  • Spencer Gore (sportsman) (1850–1906), cricketer, and first Wimbledon tennis championship winner
  • Spencer Gore (artist) (1878–1914), British painter
  • Thomas Gore (1870–1949), one of the first two United States senators from Oklahoma after statehood
  • Tipper Gore (born 1948), author, photographer, former Second Lady of the United States as wife of Al Gore
Gore (album)

Gore is the eighth studio album by the American alternative metal band Deftones, released on April 8, 2016 by Reprise Records. Its release was met with critical acclaim, debuting at No. 1 on New Zealand and Australia's top album charts and No. 2 on the US Billboard 200; it is the band's fifth album to debut within the latter chart's top 10 and is their highest-charting since their self-titled 2003 album.

The album was noted for its creative tension between frontman Chino Moreno and lead guitarist Stephen Carpenter, which was described by Rolling Stone as Moreno "playing Morrissey to the guitarist's Meshuggah".

Usage examples of "gore".

It would be awfully difficult for Gore to catch up to Bush before December 12unless a court disqualified enough Bush overseas absentee votes.

Gore effort to challenge absentee votes on a legal technicality, especially since the intent of these voters was quite clear.

But now the trumpets blew a fanfare, and forth rode divers gallant knights, who, spurring rearing steeds, charged amain to gore, to smite and batter each other with right good will while the concourse shouted, caps waved and scarves and ribands fluttered.

Dole, Gingrich, Armey, Daschle, and Gephardt were there, as were Al Gore, Leon Panetta, Bob Rubin, Laura Tyson, and other members of our team.

Gore was a newcomer in the League ranks, he hailing from New Bedford, but he soon made for himself a name, being a first-class fielder and a batsman that was away above the average, as is shown by his record made in after years.

Over all her rich robes and state jewels she wore That wimple unseemly bedabbled with gore.

In the last half-hour, as the two ships closed, the Biter signalled her intentions exceeding clearly, and the Noble Goring, as the trader was bizarrely named, ignored them with plodding insouciance.

With hands dripping gore, the crowd fought over detached plates of armor, a boot, a triblaster with a shattered receiver and delaminated muzzle.

Harton is terribly cut up, for he was fond of little Doddy, and Goring seems sorry too.

They had to come back and own that they were beat, which put Goring in a rage and made the inspector, Sir Ferdinand Morringer, blow them all up for a lot of duffers and old women.

Most leviathans had an innate primal fear of the rays, so that even they avoided being gored or envenomed, and even the larger ships often panicked and quit the field.

Gore thanking you and your colleagues for all the help with the Feoffees Pageant.

And dire to tell, the sacred wine she bore 565 Fell from the cup in fleaks of clotted gore.

III On bruise and blood-hole, scar and seam, On blade and bolt, he flung his fulgid beam: His haloes rayed the very gore, And corpses wore his glory-gleam.

Gore, and none other than Queen Morgan le Fay, the famous enchantress, who for loss of her gerfalcon was lightly sending Sir Dinar to his ruin.