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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Chicken soup had the lore of being healthful, a strength builder.
▪ Felicity still looked rather piqued at his assumption of her ignorance of drink lore.
▪ He certainly had no intention of allowing the old lore concerning herbs to die out.
▪ He inhales desert lore and data all his waking hours.
▪ Snap, Crackle and Pop lore, Kellogg screen savers, etc.
▪ There is plenty of lore and legend from Whitehall and Westminster to buttress the case for an imperious premiership.
▪ They evoke romantic images of humming orchard hives and summer sweetness, presided over by veiled eccentrics steeped in arcane lore.
▪ Want a glimpse of frontier lore without the commercialism and crowds?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lore \Lore\, n. [OE. lore, lare, AS. l[=a]r, fr. l[=ae]ran to teach; akin to D. leer teaching, doctrine, G. lehre, Dan. l[ae]re, Sw. l["a]ra. See Learn, and cf. Lere, v. t.]

  1. That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore; folklore. ``The lore of war.''

    His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore.

  2. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.

    If please ye, listen to my lore.

  3. Workmanship. [Obs.]


Lore \Lore\, obs. imp. & p. p. of Lose. [See Lose.] Lost.

Neither of them she found where she them lore.


Lore \Lore\ (l[=o]r), n. [F. lore, L. lorum thong.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.

  2. The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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- (1) "track, furrow" (see learn).


Etymology 1 n. 1 all the facts and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience. 2 The backstory created around a fictional universe. 3 (context obsolete English) workmanship Etymology 2

n. 1 (context anatomy English) The region between the eyes and nostril of birds, reptiles, and amphibians. 2 (context anatomy English) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects. Etymology 3

vb. (context obsolete English) (en-past of: lose)


n. knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend" [syn: traditional knowledge]


Loré is a former commune in the Orne department in north-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Juvigny-Val-d'Andaine.

Lore (Clannad album)

Lore is a studio album by the Irish folk group Clannad. It was re-issued in 2005 with the Cantoma mix bonus track of "Croí Cróga". Lore was greeted with great acclaim by music critics worldwide, often stating that this was one of Clannad's greatest recordings. This has the most Gaelic songs of all Clannad albums since 1982, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album, the band's second nomination, although it lost to The Memory of Trees by Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonaín), who was once a member of Clannad and is the sister of band members Moya Brennan, Ciarán Brennan and Pól Brennan as well as niece to Noel Ó Dúgáin and Pádraig Ó Dúgáin.

Lore (anatomy)

The lore (adj. loreal) is the region between the eyes and nostrils of birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Lore (Today I Caught the Plague album)

Lore is the first full-length album by Canadian progressive metal band Today I Caught the Plague. Released June 14, 2011 Independently. This album doesn't feature the dirty vocal style that their 2008 EP, Ms. Mary Mallon, had opting for cleanly sung vocals only instead of the growls that were heard throughout the EP.

Lore (podcast)

Lore is an award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast about non-fiction scary stories. Each episode examines historical events that show the dark side of human nature and is presented in a style that's been compared to a campfire experience. The series was created in 2015 by Aaron Mahnke and received the iTunes "Best of 2015" Award.

The podcast typically airs on a bi-weekly basis and is usually released on a Monday.

Aaron Mahnke has announced that Lore is currently being adapted for television with help of the producers of the hit television series The Walking Dead.

Lore (film)

Lore is a 2012 German-British-Australian historical drama art film based on Rachel Seiffert's much awarded novel The Dark Room, with the screenplay written by British screenwriter Robin Mukherjee and the film's director, Cate Shortland.

In southwestern Germany, during the immediate aftermath of World War II, five destitute siblings must travel 900 km to their grandmother's home in Husum Bay near Hamburg after their high-level Nazi parents disappear in the face of certain arrest by Allied Forces. Along the way, they encounter a variety of other Germans, some of whom are helpful while others are antagonistic. Eventually they meet up with a young man who has been pretending to be Thomas, a young Jewish concentration camp survivor, who joins their group and becomes their unofficial guardian.

Lore (company)

Lore is an online learning tool that incorporates social networking features. It was originally launched as Coursekit in November 2011. The company aims to be a platform where learners and instructors can continuously share educational content in a simple and social online environment.

The company was originally known as Coursekit, but changed its name to Lore in April 2012. The company rebranded in order to encompass adoption of the site by groups who learn and teach outside the traditional “course”. As of April 2012, the Lore network includes thousands of courses at over 600 colleges and universities, as well as classes created by student groups, bible study groups, and other organizations. Lore also employs over 100 college students to help encourage adoption of the site on their campuses. In March 2013 Lore announced it had been acquired by Noodle Education.

Lore offers its learning platform for free, marketing it directly to professors. Lore’s main competitor is Blackboard, an online platform for courses that has dominated the Learning Management Systems market since the late 1990s.

As of June 27th, 2016, Lore is no longer in operation.

Usage examples of "lore".

Back in Town again, his first forays into Society had gone smoothly, though there had been a dangerous few minutes the first time he had been formally introduced to Acer Loring.

Jackals, the glib Acer Loring and his chums were experts in the sneak attack.

Daphne coaxed Rackford into dancing with her, vaguely aware of Acer Loring off to the side, scowling at them right along with her, for he had been enamored of Daphne for ages.

She had even tried to lure him into a kiss, but he had smoothly dodged her enticements, repeatedly foisting her off on Acer Loring.

Humans foraged upon the earth for their sustenance and the lore of the earth was their code of adaptation to that life.

Then it had passed into family lore until Arioso had discovered a need for it, and, in his methodical fashion, discovered it.

World War II, nothing yet had been discovered any safer than the old quinine and atabrine treatment, and Raft was sifting the jungle lore now to make sure there might not be some truth in the old Indio knowledge, hidden behind masks of devil-worship and magic.

In the hungry times before the goddess came he had been generous to Davey and Buglet, with bowls of milk and bits of sun-dried goat meat, and he still liked to share his desert lore and his peyote buttons on fiesta days.

If Dobson had been true to druid lore, she might be suspended from above in a hanging wicker basket.

Vimes knew just enough dwarfish to know that grag meant renowned master of dwarfish lore.

I knew that Scotland Yard had failed to locate the hiding-place of the remarkable and evil man who, like an efreet of Oriental lore, obeyed the talisman of the stolen slipper, striking down whomsoever laid hand upon its sacredness.

And now a hotshot young vertebrate paleontologist comes breezing through her life, bronze-skinned and windblown from a summer spent digging up Elasmosaurus skeletons, with a rusted-out old Ford Windstar crammed with fossils and a head full of sacred lore.

Of course, so long as the geocentric and anthropocentric illusions dominate, it is natural that the lore of stability should impress itself upon science and life.

Hassan of Aleppo seemed to grow huge before my eyes like some ginn of Eastern lore.

If they lived happily ever after, I cannot imagine why half of the tale remained to be deciphered, although at some point it would most certainly have returned to ginseng lore.