What does SORE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soreadjective

    an open skin infection

  2. sensitive, sore, raw, tenderadjective

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  3. afflictive, painful, soreadjective

    causing misery or pain or distress

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

  4. huffy, mad, soreadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. sorenoun

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

    They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.

    Etymology: 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').

  2. soreadverb

    Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).

    Etymology: 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').

  3. soreadverb

    Sorely.

    Etymology: 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').

  4. soreadjective

    Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.

    Her feet were sore from walking so far.

    Etymology: 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').

  5. soreadjective

    Dire; distressing.

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

    Etymology: 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').

  6. soreadjective

    Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.

    Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.

    Etymology: 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. Sorenoun

    reddish brown; sorrel

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

  2. Sorenoun

    a young hawk or falcon in the first year

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

  3. Sorenoun

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

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

  4. Sore

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

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

  5. Sore

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

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

  6. Sore

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

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

  7. Sore

    criminal; wrong; evil

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

  8. Soreadjective

    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

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

  9. Soreadjective

    fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty

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

  10. Soreadjective

    in a sore manner; with pain; grievously

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

  11. Soreadjective

    greatly; violently; deeply

    Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sore

    sōr, n. a wounded or diseased spot on an animal body: an ulcer or boil: (B.) grief, affliction.—adj. wounded: tender: susceptible of pain: easily pained or grieved: bringing sorrow or regret: severe, violent, intense: wretched.—adv. painfully: grievously: severely, thoroughly.—n. Sore′head (U.S.), a person discontented with the reward for his political services.—adj. Sore′headed.—adv. Sore′ly, in a sore manner: grievously.—n. Sore′ness. [A.S. sár; Ger. sehr, very, Ice. sárr, sore.]

  2. Sore

    sōr, n. (Spens.) a hawk of the first year: (Shak.) a buck of the fourth year. [O. Fr. saur, sor, sorrel, reddish.]

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Anagrams for SORE »

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

  2. Ores

  3. Orse

  4. Rose

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SORE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SORE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of SORE in a Sentence

  1. Allen Sills:

    Symptom reporting is more important than ever, vaccinated people may have very different symptoms. Last year, for those who had COVID-19, they might have a high fever and chills and trouble breathing... and with the vaccination they may have only nasal congestion or a mild sore throat or a headache or fatigue.

  2. Titus Livius:

    I approach these questions unwillingly, as they are sore subjects, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.

  3. Richard Winger:

    When you add them all up, practically every state is on record saying our sore loser law doesn't apply to presidential primaries.

  4. Crystal Alvarez:

    It has been busier than prior school years when there was no pandemic, now with any mild cold or a sore throat or anything like that they have to be sent to the nurse's office.

  5. Dave Martinez:

    My concern is just keeping him on a five-day schedule right now, if he wakes up tomorrow sore or something, he might be held back.

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