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Etymology 1

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From Middle English tor, tore, toor, from Old Norse tor- (hard, difficult, wrong, bad, prefix), from Proto-Germanic *tuz- (hard, difficult, wrong, bad), from Proto-Indo-European *dus- (bad, ill, difficult). Cognate with Old High German zur- (mis-, prefix), Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌶- (tuz-, hard, difficult, prefix), Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-, bad, ill, difficult, prefix). More at dys-.

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Adjective

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tore (comparative more tore, superlative most tore)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Hard, difficult; wearisome, tedious.
  2. (dialectal or obsolete) Strong, sturdy; great, massive.
  3. (dialectal or obsolete) Full; rich.
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Etymology 2

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tore

  1. simple past of tear (rip, rend, speed).
  2. (now colloquial, nonstandard) past participle of tear (rip, rend, speed)
    • 1661, George Whitehead, Edward Burroughs, The Son of Perdition Revealed [] [1], London, page 39:
      [] that a Spirit came into him that did make him quake and tremble ſo exceedingly that he thought it would have tore him, &c []
    • 1761, [Laurence Sterne], chapter XVI, in The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, volume III, London: [] R[obert] and J[ames] Dodsley [], →OCLC, page 71:
      Upon my honor, Sir, you have tore every bit of ſkin quite off the back of both my hands with your forceps, cried my uncle Toby []
    • 1999 May 11, Rick Bass, Where the Sea Used to Be, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, →ISBN, page 393:
      "Would've tore your head clean off," Dudley was bellowing. "Would've snapped it off your neck like wet toilet paper []
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  • The past tense of the other verb tear, meaning "produce liquid from the eyes", is teared.

Etymology 3

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See torus.

Noun

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tore (plural tores)

  1. (architecture) Alternative form of torus
  2. (geometry) The surface described by the circumference of a circle revolving about a straight line in its own plane.
  3. The solid enclosed by such a surface; an anchor ring.

Etymology 4

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Probably from the root of tear; compare Welsh word for a break or cut.

Noun

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tore (uncountable)

  1. The dead grass that remains on mowing land in winter and spring.
    • 1707, J[ohn] Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry; or, The Way of Managing and Improving of Land. [], 2nd edition, London: [] J[ohn] H[umphreys] for H[enry] Mortlock [], and J[onathan] Robinson [], published 1708, →OCLC:
      the more Tore you have, the less Quantity of Hay will do

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tore”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Estonian

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Adjective

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tore (genitive toreda, partitive toredat, comparative toredam, superlative kõige toredam)

  1. fine, splendid

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Declension of tore (ÕS type 2/õpik, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative tore toredad
accusative nom.
gen. toreda
genitive toredate
partitive toredat toredaid
illative toredasse toredatesse
toredaisse
inessive toredas toredates
toredais
elative toredast toredatest
toredaist
allative toredale toredatele
toredaile
adessive toredal toredatel
toredail
ablative toredalt toredatelt
toredailt
translative toredaks toredateks
toredaiks
terminative toredani toredateni
essive toredana toredatena
abessive toredata toredateta
comitative toredaga toredatega

French

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tore

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Inherited from Latin torus.

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tore m (plural tores)

  1. (geometry) torus

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Galician

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tore

  1. inflection of torar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Latin

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tore

  1. vocative singular of torus

Ngarrindjeri

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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tore

  1. mouth

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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tore (present tense torer or tør, past tense torde, supine tort)

  1. Alternative form of tora (to dare)

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Connected to Old Norse Þórr (Tor, Thor).

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tore f (definite singular tora, indefinite plural torer, definite plural torene)

  1. a thunder
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tore (present tense torar, past tense tora, past participle tora, passive infinitive torast, present participle torande, imperative tore/tor)

  1. (impersonal, metereology) to thunder
  2. (intransitive, figurative) to rage
    Synonyms: buldre, skjenne, smelle
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Etymology 3

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From Old Norse tóra (to live life meazelly).

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tore (present tense torar, past tense tora, past participle tora, passive infinitive torast, present participle torande, imperative tore/tor)

  1. (intransitive, about fire) to burn weakly

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Portuguese

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Verb

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tore

  1. inflection of torar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish torre. Displaced moog.

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Noun

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tore (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜓᜇᜒ)

  1. tower
    Synonyms: banayaban, (obsolete) moog
  2. (chess) rook

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Chess pieces in Tagalog · mga piyesa sa ahedres (layout · text)
           
hari reyna tore obispo/alpil kabayo peon

Further reading

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  • tore”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

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Ternate

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tore

  1. (stative) to be dried

Conjugation

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Conjugation of tore
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st totore fotore mitore
2nd notore nitore
3rd Masculine otore itore, yotore
Feminine motore
Neuter itore
- archaic

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  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh