Definitions for soresɔr, soʊr

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. sore(adj)

    an open skin infection

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


    "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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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)


  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  12. Origin: [OE. sor, sar, AS. sr; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. sr, G. sehr very, Icel. srr, Sw. sr, Goth. sair pain. Cf. Sorry.]

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  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.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams of sore »

  1. EROS, Eros, eros, ores, orse, roes, Rose, rose, rosé

  2. Ores

  3. Orse

  4. Rose

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