lore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lore knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: According to company lore, Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian immigrant, got the idea for an outboard motor while on a picnic with his sweetheart Bessie. They were on a small island in Lake Michigan, when Bessie decided she wanted some ice cream. Ole obligingly rowed to shore to get some, but by the time he made it back the ice cream had melted. So Ole built a motor that could be attached to his rowboat, and founded the Evinrude company in 1909.
    • imp. & p. p Lore Lost. "Neither of them she found where she them lore ."
    • Lore That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore; folklore. "The lore of war.""His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore ."
    • Lore That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel. "If please ye, listen to my lore ."
    • n Lore lōr (Zoöl) The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.
    • Lore Workmanship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lore That which is taught; instruction; counsel; admonition; teaching; lesson.
    • n lore That which is learned; any store of knowledge; learning; erudition.
    • n lore Synonyms Learning, Erudition, etc. (see literature), attainments, acquirements.
    • n lore Preterit and past participle of Ieese.
    • n lore Loss.
    • n lore Anything suggesting a thong.
    • n lore In ornithology, the side of the head between the eye and the base of the upper mandible. This space is definitely marked in some birds, as herons and grebes, by being naked; and in others by some special kind of feathering, as the bristly plumules of a hawk.
    • n lore In herpetology, a region on the side of the head between the eye and the nostril, where certain plates called lorals may be present.
    • n lore In entomology, a corneous angular process in the mouth of some insects, by means of which the trophi are put forth or retracted. Also lora.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lore lōr that which is learned: doctrine: learning
    • n Lore lōr (Spens.) something like a thong:
    • n Lore lōr (ornith.) the side of the head between the eye and the base of the upper mandible.
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Quotations

  • William Wordsworth
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    “Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore of nicely-calculated less or more.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lore, lare, AS. lār, fr. lǣran, to teach; akin to D. leer, teaching, doctrine, G. lehre, Dan. lære, Sw. lära,. See Learn, and cf. Lere (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

It is holy lore that those good men are reading.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Loring's eyes were evidently unable at the instant to penetrate the gloom.
"A Wounded Name" by Charles King
Much legendary lore is connected with the date.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Manitoes constitute the great power and absorbing topic of Indian lore.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Now, since he has been free to do as he likes, he has devoted himself to folk-lore.
"The Dictator" by Justin McCarthy
At a sign from his officer, Loring dismounted and stood guard over Bryant, while Bob walked up to the porch.
"George at the Fort" by Harry Castlemon
What use was endless life and all the lore of the spirits and seers to Sospitra?
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
The second was this: Philadelphia, as Mr. Philipps has said, abounds in folk-lore.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
From General Loring, are you not?
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
There is another curious bit of bird lore that I discovered here in the autumn, when, much later than usual, I came back through the lake.
"Wood Folk at School" by William J. Long
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In poetry:

And the seers who sat of yore
By orient palm or wave,
They have pass'd with all their starry lore
Can ye still fear the grave?
"The Departed" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Sails of silk and ropes of sandal,
Such as gleam in ancient lore;
And the singing of the sailors,
And the answer from the shore!
"By The Seaside : The Secret Of The Sea" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My trembling And amost refewses
To write the charge which Sir John swore,
Of which the Countess he ecuses,
Her daughter and her son-in-lore.
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
So, taking this into thy thought, you trace
His wealth of opening lore;
He bursts upon you with his freshest grace,
And moves a man no more—
"John Keats" by Alexander Anderson
O vain traditions! small the aid
We women gather from your lore:
Why, when the world was lost, did death
Not come our children's birth before?
"To Mrs.----" by Frances Fuller Victor
The whirling, soft, and tender sound
That meant I knew not what of lore,—
I dream its mystery now no more:
Its reckless meaning I have found.
"The Shell and The World" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

This time it was Seattle's turn to add another bit of baseball lore to its history.
Jackson and company dug deep into Middle-earth lore to expand the scope and length of The Hobbit 's small-scale story by tapping into Tolkien's later writings.
Homecoming king and queen are Stephonn Alcorn and Macy Loring.
Homecoming king and queen are Stephonn Alcorn and Macy Loring.
The Easter bunny originated in early fertility lore.
Get the jump on Leap Day lore.
Sweeps the stuff of legend , lore.
Loring Woodriff, Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates, 434-466-2992.
Sweeps the stuff of legend, lore .
Dan Getelman is co-founder of Lore .com (formerly Coursekit.com), described as where course management meets social.
WBGO's Awilda Rivera to be honored by City Lore .
Ray Rice's first down doesn't stand alone in Ravens lore .
Njutafilms nabs Shortland's ' Lore '.
Njutafilms has picked up Swedish rights to Cate Shortland's Australian coming-of-age drama " Lore ," which won four awards at last week's Stockholm film fest.
An uplifting addition to mountain lore .
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In science:

It was shown in and that for hermitean matrices (with ¯z → w) the fluctuations in connected and smoothed two-point functions satisfy the general lore of macroscopic universality.
Nonhermitean Random Matrix Models
We confirm that the general lore of macroscopic universality extends to the nonhermitean case as well.
Nonhermitean Random Matrix Models
To the conventional lore we must add one arbitrary parameter that determines the average size d0 of the DMAs.
Avatars of a Matter-Antimatter Universe
In particular, it was shown recently that the bulk character of the QCD Dirac spectra could be understood using simple random matrix models [2–4], and that the spectral-level correlations are consistent with the general lore of random matrix theory [5, 6].
QCD Spectra and Random Matrix Models
Papers of all flavors are available there for virtually any taste. 3According to the standard lore of naming theories in Field Theory, the name Quantum Nematodynamics (QND) is more appropriate.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
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