What does adore mean?

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əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊradore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adore(verb)

    love intensely

    "he just adored his wife"

Wiktionary

  1. adore(Verb)

    To worship.

    Etymology: From aorer, from Latin adoro, from ad + oro.

  2. adore(Verb)

    To love with one's entire heart and soul; regard with deep respect and affection.

    It is obvious to everyone that Gerry absolutely adores Heather.

    Etymology: From aorer, from Latin adoro, from ad + oro.

  3. adore(Verb)

    To be fond of.

    Etymology: From aorer, from Latin adoro, from ad + oro.

  4. adore(Verb)

    To adorn.

    Like to the horeCongealed drops, which do the morn adore. - Edmund Spenser

    Etymology: From aorer, from Latin adoro, from ad + oro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adore(verb)

    to worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine

    Etymology: [OE. aouren, anouren, adoren, OF. aorer, adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to speak, pray, os, oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the French prefix a- being confused with OE. a, an, on. See Oral.]

  2. Adore(verb)

    to love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize

    Etymology: [OE. aouren, anouren, adoren, OF. aorer, adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to speak, pray, os, oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the French prefix a- being confused with OE. a, an, on. See Oral.]

  3. Adore(verb)

    to adorn

    Etymology: [OE. aouren, anouren, adoren, OF. aorer, adorer, F. adorer, fr. L. adorare; ad + orare to speak, pray, os, oris, mouth. In OE. confused with honor, the French prefix a- being confused with OE. a, an, on. See Oral.]

Freebase

  1. Adore

    Adore is the fourth album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released in June 1998 by Virgin Records. After the multi-platinum success of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and a subsequent yearlong world tour, follow-up Adore was considered "one of the most anticipated albums of 1998" by MTV. Recording the album proved to be a challenge as the band members struggled with lingering interpersonal problems and musical uncertainty in the wake of three increasingly successful rock albums and the departure of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Frontman Billy Corgan would later characterize Adore as "a band falling apart". The result was a much more subdued and electronica-tinged sound that Greg Kot of Rolling Stone magazine called "a complete break with the past". The album divided the fan base and sold only a fraction of the previous two albums. However, the album was well received by critics, and became the third straight Pumpkins album to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. A remastered and expanded version for the album will be released on CD and vinyl in 2013 as a part of the band's project to reissue their back catalogue from 1991-2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adore

    ad-ōr′, v.t. to worship: to love intensely.—adj. Ador′able, worthy of being adored.—n. Ador′ableness.—adv. Ador′ably.—ns. Adorā′tion, divine worship, homage: profound regard; Ador′er, one who adores: a lover.—adv. Ador′ingly. [L. ad, to, orāre, to pray. See Oracle.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ADORE

    From _add_, annex, and _ore_, meaning wealth. Example, foreign nobles who marry American heiresses _adore_ them.

Anagrams for adore »

  1. O'Dare

  2. oared

  3. oread

  4. ODare

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adore in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of adore in a Sentence

  1. Joe Biden:

    I want to be able to, when my life is finished, be able to say to Former Vice President Joe Biden that I kept my commitment to Beau, that I didn't walk away, that I stayed engaged in all the issues that have animated my life my whole life, i want to spend as much time as I can with my family. I have five grandchildren who adore me.

  2. Britney Spears:

    I'm so excited to have a musical with my songs -- especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore, this is a dream come true for me !

  3. Elena Leontieva:

    We are grateful to Putin. We adore him. He is the president from God, imagine how many more tourists will pass through here when the bridge opens.

  4. Justin Biebers:

    I have a wife who I adore, who I feel comforted by. I feel safe. I feel like my relationship with God is wonderful. And I have this outpouring of love that I want to be able to share with people, you know ?

  5. Laura Ingalls:

    I’m grateful to my body for holding up through some major health issues and serious injuries, right now I’m physically pain-free and relatively healthy and strong. I have the joy of being able to work on these incredible projects and live a life of fun and freedom with a man I adore and who cherishes and adores me back. By and large, the body image thing doesn’t come into play anymore.

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