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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sor, from Old English sār (ache, wound, noun) and sār (painful, grievous, adjective), from Proto-Germanic *sairą (noun) (compare Dutch zeer (sore, ache), Danish sår (wound)), and *sairaz (sore, adjective) (compare German sehr (very)), from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂eyro-, enlargement of *sh₂ey- (to be fierce, afflict) (compare Hittite [script needed] (sāwar, anger), Welsh hoed (pain), Ancient Greek αἱμωδία (haimōdía, sensation of having teeth on edge)).

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AdjectiveEdit

sore (comparative sorer, superlative sorest)

  1. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
    Her feet were sore from walking so far.
  2. Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
    • Tillotson
      Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
  3. Dire; distressing.
    The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
  4. (informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
    Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
  5. (obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, Hamlet:
      ...Your water is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead body.

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sore (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
    They were sore afraid.  The knight was sore wounded.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapterII:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
  2. Sorely.
    • 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jungle Tales of Tarzan
      [… they] were often sore pressed to follow the trail at all, and at best were so delayed that in the afternoon of the second day, they still had not overhauled the fugitive.

NounEdit

 
Sores

sore (plural sores)

  1. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
    They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.
  2. Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      I see plainly where his sore lies.
  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.

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VerbEdit

sore (third-person singular simple present sores, present participle soring, simple past and past participle sored)

  1. (transitive) To mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait.

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin supra.

PrepositionEdit

sore

  1. over
  2. above

AdverbEdit

sore

  1. above
  2. on top
  3. up

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IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

sore

  1. afternoon (part of the day between noon and evening)

Istro-RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sōl, sōlem (compare Romanian soare); from Proto-Italic [Term?], from pre-Italic *sh₂wōl, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥. Compare Romanian soare.

NounEdit

sore m (definite singular sorele, plural sori)

  1. sun

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sore

  1. Rōmaji transcription of それ

MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Indonesian sore.

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NounEdit

sore

  1. afternoon (part of the day between noon and evening)

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