What does adore mean?

Definitions for adore
əˈdɔr, əˈdoʊradore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adoreverb

    love intensely

    "he just adored his wife"

Wiktionary

  1. adoreverb

    To worship.

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

  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.

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

  3. adoreverb

    To be fond of.

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

  4. adoreverb

    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. Adoreverb

    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. Adoreverb

    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. Adoreverb

    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.

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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. 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 ?

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A friend is he who can feel you, adore you, understand you, and never leave you.

  3. Simon Pokagon:

    Shall not one line lament our forest race, Struck out for you from wild creation's face Freedom-the selfsame freedom you adore-Bade us defend our violated shore.

  4. Nelson Diaz:

    Many of the older Cubans were with Jeb early on but for many of those exiles, Marco is the fulfillment of the American dream, they will be torn between Jeb, who they adore, and Marco, who is almost like their grandchild.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Adore a girl by how much she really takes care of others and not by how beautiful is her face or hair.

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