What does adore mean?

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əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊradore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adoreverb

    love intensely

    "he just adored his wife"

Wiktionary

  1. adoreverb

    To worship.

  2. adoreverb

    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.

  3. adoreverb

    To be fond of.

  4. adoreverb

    To adorn.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADOREverb

    Etymology: adoro, Lat.

    The mountain nymphs and Themis they adore,
    And from her oracles relief implore. Dryden.

    The people appear adoring their prince, and their prince adoring God. Tatler, №. 57.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adoreverb

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

  2. Adoreverb

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

  3. Adoreverb

    to adorn

  4. 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.

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  1. O'Dare

  2. oared

  3. oread

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Numerology

  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. M. C. Escher:

    We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

  2. Project Angel Food:

    When my father passed away… my mother said, ‘Oh, we have to memorialize Eddie,’ because she still calls him ‘delicious,’ even after all these years, so we had a little party with bagels and lox for my little Jewish dad. My sisters and I got up and spoke. By the end, we all had included in our speech that we were his favorite! The reason why we all said that is because, at one point in our life, he made us feel that way. He didn’t know really how to be a father, but he did adore us all, and he did honor us all in that way.

  3. Zac Brown:

    It's just the right thing to do. You know, keeping everybody safe is priority one. It has been really hard, i absolutely adore all the people that work with us and this is the first time that I've not been able to provide for them. Not be able to provide them with employment and keep them on.

  4. Henry Hager:

    We are proud to name her after a man we so adore.

  5. 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.

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