Gore

Definitions

  • Gore Map of Leonardo da Vinci, ca. 1515
    Gore Map of Leonardo da Vinci, ca. 1515
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gore wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument
    • v gore cut into gores "gore a skirt"
    • n gore the shedding of blood resulting in murder "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"
    • n gore a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails
    • n gore coagulated blood from a wound
    • n Gore Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Wimbledon Tennis Competition took place in 1877 solely as an amateur competition. Men's singles was the only event that took place. There were 22 competitors and the championship was won by Spencer Gore.
    • Gore A small traingular piece of land.
    • Gore A wedgeshaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a garment, sail, etc., to give greater width at a particular part.
    • Gore Blood; especially, blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted.
    • Gore Dirt; mud.
    • Gore (Her) One of the abatements. It is made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point.
    • v. t Gore To cut in a traingular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore; as, to gore an apron.
    • v. t Gore To pierce or wound, as with a horn; to penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear; to stab. "The low stumps shall gore His daintly feet."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gore Dirt; mud. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n gore Blood that is shed or drawn from the body; thick or clotted blood.
    • n gore A relatively long and narrow triangular strip or slip; a projecting point. Specifically
    • n gore A triangular piece or tapering strip of land. A gore is often a small tract which, commonly by error in description of the boundaries or in their location in surveying, fails to be included in the possession, maps, or muniments of two or more tracts, or either of them, which would otherwise be adjacent. Gores may also be produced by various other exigencies in the surveying or division of land, as the diagonal crossing of streets in a city, the divisional lines or variations of soil on a farm, etc.
    • n gore In Maine and Vermont, and formerly in Massachusetts, an unorganized and thinly settled subdivision of a county.
    • n gore A triangular piece or strip of material inserted to make something, as a garment or a sail, wider in one part than in another; especially, in dressmaking, a long triangle introduced to make a skirt wider at the bottom or hem than at the waist. See goring.
    • n gore A part of the dress; hence, the dress itself; a garment.
    • n gore An angular plank used in fitting a vessel's skin to the frames.
    • n gore In heraldry, a charge consisting of two curved lines, one from the sinister chief point, the other from the base middle point, meeting in an acute angle in the middle of the fesse-point. Also called gusset.
    • gore To shape like a gore; cut or treat so as to form a gore.
    • gore To furnish with a gore or gores, as a dress-skirt or a sail.
    • gore To pierce; penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear or a horn; wound deeply.
    • gore To scoop; dig.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gore gōr clotted blood: blood
    • n Gore gōr a triangular piece let into a garment to widen it: a triangular piece of land
    • v.t Gore to shape like or furnish with gores: to pierce with anything pointed, as a spear or horns
    • adj Gore cut gradually sloping, so as to be broader at the clew than at the earing—of a sail
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.)

Usage

In literature:

Dr. Gore was one of Nature's noblemen.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
Gore-tainted homicide, town-battering Mars!
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
On its hard rind there is gore!
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
It was broad pink and white stripes, and they wanted some style to "Cory's" clothes, so they cut a gored skirt.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
In the summer he took a house up the river at Goring, and went there to live with Lord Alfred Douglas.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
If a wild bull in his charge has gored a man and caused him to die, that case has no remedy.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
Goring in a hurry on this service.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
Mr. Goring's answer to this requisition of the board is as follows.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The house was enlarged and beautified by Sir Humphrey Gore, who was knighted at Whitehall in 1660.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
It was a piece of human skin covered with gore and straight hair partly plaited.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
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In poetry:

She said that she in human gore
Above the knees did wade,
And that no tongue could truly tell
The tricks she there had play'd.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
O Christ! it was a griefe to see,
And likewise for to heare,
The cries of men lying in their gore,
And scattered here and there.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
Those tender limbs unus'd to stray
Beyond a father's door;
Full many a mile have journey'd forth,
Each footstep mark'd with gore.
"Lewin and Gynneth" by Mary Darby Robinson
"The Ancram Moor is red with gore,
For many a southron fell;
And Buccleuch has charged us, evermore,
To watch our beacons well."—
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
They wrestled up, they wrestled down,
They wrestled still and sore;
Beneath their feet the myrtle sweet
Was stamped to mud and gore.
"A New Forest Ballad" by Charles Kingsley
The husbandman does leave his plough
To wade thro' fields of gore;
The merchant binds his brows in steel,
And leaves the trading shore;
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake

In news:

Now this, this right here is the kind of thing that must make Al Gore want to dive to the bottom of a vat of Jack Daniels and drink his way to the surface again.
Gore says rib pain has lessened 'a lot.
The funny ladies join many others on a rendition of Leslie Gore's 1964 hit, "You Don't Own Me," aimed at raising awareness about women's rights as election day nears.
Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA.
The movie that not only gave us a new level of terror, shocking gore, and -yes.- zombies, celebrates an anniversary.
Grasshopper Manufacture's Lollipop Chainsaw is a comedic gore-fest.
Police Reopen Al Gore Case.
Al Gore's masseuse asks National Enquirer for $1 million for sexual assault account.
Former Vice President Al Gore attorney's have denied allegations… (Monsivais/AP ).
Al Gore 'abuse' masseuse eyes $1M to talk.
A masseuse who accused Al Gore of being a "crazed sex poodle" and of groping her in a hotel room is preparing to come forward and sell her story -- for $1 million.
Gore, the $1.35-billion-a-year Newark, Del.
The EU, Mikhail Gorbachev and Al Gore Have This in Common.
A mountain goat that fatally gored a hiker, then stood over the man and stared at people trying to help, had shown aggressive behavior in the past, Olympic National Park officials said Monday.
A Vicious Narcissus On the career of Gore Vidal.
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In science:

Apart from variable stars, Gore‘s other astronomical passion was double stars. Although he enjoyed observing these objects with his telescopes, his main interest was computing the orbits of binary systems.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore did indeed observe things, but he wanted a mathematical understanding of them too.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Given Gore‘s interest in binary stars and their orbits, it was natural that he should turn his attention to the Sirius system.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
We now know that Sirius B is a highly evolved star known as a white dwarf, with a density even greater than Gore‘s rejected estimate.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore was also the first to comment on the unusual faintness of the companions of 40 Eridani (81) and Procyon, suggesting that the latter object might not be a star at all, but a low density gaseous nebular (91).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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