Definitions for soresɔr, soʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

soresɔr, soʊr(adj.; n.; adv.)sor•er, sor•est

  1. (adj.)physically painful or sensitive, as a wound or diseased part:

    a sore arm.

    Category: Pathology

  2. suffering bodily pain from wounds, bruises, etc.

    Category: Pathology

  3. suffering mental pain; grieved or distressed:

    to be sore at heart.

    Category: Pathology, Psychiatry

  4. causing great mental pain, distress, or sorrow:

    a sore loss.

    Category: Psychiatry

  5. causing very great misery, hardship, and the like:

    in sore need.

  6. annoyed; irritated; angered.

    Category: Informal

  7. causing annoyance or irritation:

    a sore subject.

  8. (n.)a sore spot or place on the body.

  9. a source of grief, distress, etc.

  10. (adv.)Archaic. sorely.

Origin of sore:

bef. 900; ME; OE sār (adj.), c. OFris sār, OS, OHG sēr, ON sār; akin to OE, ON sār pain, Go sair

sore′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sore(adj)

    an open skin infection

  2. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  3. afflictive, painful, sore(adj)

    causing misery or pain or distress

    "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"

  4. huffy, mad, sore(adj)

    roused to anger

    "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sore(adjective)ɔr, soʊr

    inflamed and painful

    Does your throat feel sore?

  2. soreɔr, soʊr

    sth sb is embarrassed about or ashamed of

    Let's not talk about failing exams - it's a sore point with him right now.

  3. sore(noun)ɔr, soʊr

    a painful infected area on your skin

    He had open sores all over his legs.

Wiktionary

  1. sore(Noun)

    An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.

    They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.

  2. sore(Adverb)

    Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).

  3. sore(Adverb)

    Sorely.

  4. sore(Adjective)

    Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.

    Her feet were sore from walking so far.

  5. sore(Adjective)

    Dire; distressing.

    The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.

  6. sore(Adjective)

    Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.

    Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.

  7. Origin: sor, from sār (noun) 'ache, wound' and sār (adj.) 'painful, grievous', from sairan (noun) (compare Dutch zeer 'sore, ache', Danish sår 'wound'), and (adj.) 'sore' (compare German sehr 'very'), from pre-Germanic *sh₂ei-ro-, enlargement of sh₂ei- 'to be fierce, afflict' (compare Hittite sawar 'anger', Welsh hoed 'pain', Ancient Greek ōdía 'toothache').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sore(noun)

    reddish brown; sorrel

  2. Sore(noun)

    a young hawk or falcon in the first year

  3. Sore(noun)

    a young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck

  4. Sore

    tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand

  5. Sore

    fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation

  6. Sore

    severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity

  7. Sore

    criminal; wrong; evil

  8. Sore(adj)

    a place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil

  9. Sore(adj)

    fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty

  10. Sore(adj)

    in a sore manner; with pain; grievously

  11. Sore(adj)

    greatly; violently; deeply

Freebase

  1. Sore

    Sore is second album released by sludge metal band Buzzov*en in 1994, through Roadrunner Records. It has since gone out of print.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sore' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3102


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sore(adjective)

painful

My leg is very sore; I have a sore leg.

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