- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: gô, IPA(key): /ɡɔː/
- (General American) enPR: gôr, IPA(key): /ɡɔɹ/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) enPR: gōr, IPA(key): /ɡo(ː)ɹ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ɡoə/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
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”).
- Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
- 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:
- 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.
- (obsolete except in dialects) Dirt; mud; filth.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Fisher to this entry?)
- (transitive, of an animal) To pierce with the horn.
- The bull gored the matador.
- (transitive, obsolete) To pierce with anything pointed, such as a spear.
gore (plural gores)
- A triangular piece of land where roads meet.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)
- (surveying) A small piece of land left unincorporated due to competing surveys or a surveying error.
- The curved surface that lies between two close lines of longitude on a globe
- 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
- 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.
- An elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe.
- A projecting point.
- (heraldry) One of the abatements, made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point.
- To cut in a triangular form.
- To provide with a gore.
- to gore an apron
- A triangle-shaped plot of land; a gore.
- A triangle-shaped piece or patch of fabric.
- A piece of clothing (especially a loose-fitting one, such as a coat or dress)
- (rare) A piece of armour; a mail coat.
- (rare) A triangle-shaped piece of armor.
- Muck, filth, dirt; that which causes dirtiness
- (figuratively) Iniquity, sinfulness.
- (rare) A despicable individual.
- Alternative form of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular imperative of
gȍre (Cyrillic spelling го̏ре)
gȍre f (Cyrillic spelling го̏ре)
gȍrē (Cyrillic spelling го̏ре̄)