• (RP) enPR: gô, IPA: /ɡɔː/
  • (America) enPR: gôr, IPA: /ɡɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: gōr, IPA: /ɡo(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ɡoə/

gore (uncountable)

  1. Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
  2. Murder, bloodshed, violence.
  3. (obsolete except in dialects) Dirt; mud; filth.
  • French: sang coagulé
  • German: Blut, geronnenes Blut
  • Italian: coagulo, grumo, sangue rappreso
  • Portuguese: sangue coagulado
  • Russian: (запёкшаяся) кровь
  • Spanish: sangre cuajada, sangre de la herida, sangre, crúor (poetic)

gore (gores, present participle goring; past and past participle gored)

  1. (transitive, of an animal) To pierce with the horn.
    The bull gored the matador.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To pierce with anything pointed, such as a spear.
Translations Noun

gore (plural gores)

  1. A triangular piece of land where roads meet.
  2. (surveying) A small piece of land left unincorporated due to competing surveys or a surveying error.
  3. The curved surface that lies between two close lines of longitude on a globe
  4. 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.Gore (segment)
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  5. An elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe.
  6. A projecting point.
  7. (heraldry) One of the abatements, made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point.
Translations Translations Verb

gore (gores, present participle goring; past and past participle gored)

  1. To cut in a triangular form.
  2. To provide with a gore.
    to gore an apron

  • (America) IPA: /ɡɔːɹ/
Proper noun
  1. Surname
    Al Gore was the 45th Vice-President of the United States.
  2. A town in eastern Southland, situated on the Mataura River.
  3. Gore Water, a minor tributary in Scotland which flows through Gorebridge to the River Esk, Lothian.
  • Russian: Гор

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