What does LORE mean?

Definitions for LORElɔr, loʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lore, traditional knowledge(noun)

    knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

    "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"


  1. lore(Noun)

    all the facts and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience.

  2. lore(Noun)

    The backstory created around a fictional universe.

  3. lore(Noun)

    The region between the eyes and nostrils of birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

  4. Origin: lār, from West Germanic *laizā, from *lais- ‘to teach’. Cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lore(noun)

    the space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes

  2. Lore(noun)

    the anterior portion of the cheeks of insects

  3. Lore


  4. Lore(verb)

    that which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore; folklore

  5. Lore(verb)

    that which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel

  6. Lore(verb)


  7. Origin: [See Lose.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lore

    lōr, n. that which is learned: doctrine: learning.—n. Lor′ing (Spens.), learning. [A.S. lár.]

  2. Lore

    lōr, n. (Spens.) something like a thong: (ornith.) the side of the head between the eye and the base of the upper mandible.


  1. Lore

    Lore (formerly Coursekit) is reshaping education for the Internet age.Lore is a community of curious people, spanning every discipline, campus, country, and age. It's a platform for learning: a new venue for education that allows you to explore.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LORE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LORE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sanskrit Proverb:

    In one short verse I here express The sum of tomes of sacred lore: Beneficence is righteousness, Oppression?s sin?s malignant core.

  2. Omar Khayyam:

    Whilom, ere youth?s conceit had waned, methought Answers to all life?s problems I had wrought; But now, grown old and wise, too late I see My life is spent, and all my lore is nought.

  3. Washington Irving:

    The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

  4. Phyllis McGinley:

    The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet.

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