What does gore mean?

Definitions for goregɔr, goʊr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gore.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gore, Al Gore, Albert Gore Jr.(noun)

    Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)

  2. gore(noun)

    coagulated blood from a wound

  3. gore, panel(noun)

    a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails

  4. bloodshed, gore(verb)

    the shedding of blood resulting in murder

    "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"

  5. gore(verb)

    wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument

  6. gore(verb)

    cut into gores

    "gore a skirt"


  1. gore(Noun)

    A triangular piece of land where roads meet.

  2. gore(Noun)

    A triangular or rhomboid piece of fabric, especially one forming part of a three-dimensional surface such as a sail, skirt, hot-air balloon, etc.

  3. gore

    A projecting point.

  4. Origin: Probably from gore, or ultimately from gar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gore(noun)

    dirt; mud

  2. Gore(noun)

    blood; especially, blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted

  3. Gore

    a wedgeshaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a garment, sail, etc., to give greater width at a particular part

  4. Gore

    a small traingular piece of land

  5. Gore

    one of the abatements. It is made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point

  6. Gore(verb)

    to pierce or wound, as with a horn; to penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear; to stab

  7. Gore(verb)

    to cut in a traingular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore; as, to gore an apron

  8. Origin: [OE. gore, gare, AS. gra angular point of land, fr. gr spear; akin to D. geer gore, G. gehre gore, ger spear, Icel. geiri gore, geir spear, and prob. to E. goad. Cf. Gar, n., Garlic, and Gore, v.]


  1. Gore

    Gore is a town, surrounding borough, and district in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gore

    gōr, n. clotted blood: blood.—adv. Gor′ily (Tenn.), in a gory or bloody manner or state.—adj. Gor′y, covered with gore: bloody.—Gory dew, a dark-red slimy film sometimes seen on damp walls and in shady places. [A.S. gor, blood, dung; Sw. gorr, Ice. gor, gore.]

  2. Gore

    gōr, n. a triangular piece let into a garment to widen it: a triangular piece of land.—v.t. to shape like or furnish with gores: to pierce with anything pointed, as a spear or horns.—n. Gor′ing, a piece of cloth cut diagonally to increase its apparent width.—adj. cut gradually sloping, so as to be broader at the clew than at the earing—of a sail. [A.S. gára, a pointed triangular piece of land—gár, a spear with triangular blade.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. GORE

    Blood. Shed daily in Chicago abattoirs but never spilled in French duels.

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Anagrams for gore »

  1. Goer

  2. Ogre

  3. Rego


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gore in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Campaign Chairman Bill Daley:

    Gore said to me: 'You do it.' I said I'm not going to do it.

  2. Christian Carrington:

    I've seen a lot of collectors who are into the blood and gore. I'm not.

  3. Lord Byron:

    The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame than shedding seas of gore.

  4. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron:

    The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.

  5. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    I’m glad they reached out to Gore, but apparently they are not hearing what Gore has to say.

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