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[gawr, gohr] /gɔr, goʊr/
verb (used with object), gored, goring.
1.
to pierce with or as if with a horn or tusk.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English goren; see gore3

gore3

[gawr, gohr] /gɔr, goʊr/
noun
1.
a triangular piece of material inserted in a garment, sail, etc., to give it greater width or a desired shape.
Compare godet (def 1), gusset (def 1).
2.
one of the panels, usually tapering or shaped, making up a garment, as a skirt.
3.
a triangular tract of land, especially one lying between larger divisions.
verb (used with object), gored, goring.
4.
to make or furnish with a gore or gores.
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English gāra corner (cognate with German Gehre gusset); compare Old English gār spear
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Examples from the web for gored
  • gored players relinquish their bravery points for that round and are removed from the board, but return for the next section.
  • The bull is huge, his horns no ornament, his harem his alone because he's gored the only slightly less impressive opposition.
  • Pundits left and right switch sides with barely a blush, depending on whose president is being gored.
  • Those who didn't pay strict attention were gored, trampled, or eaten.
  • People who get too close to them may be gored by antlers and horns, trampled by hooves, or bitten by sharp teeth.
  • Every year visitors are gored and some have been killed.
  • Emigrants were also stepped on, gored, and kicked by animals.
  • She was forty-eight when she was gored by the milk cow.
  • If the vaquero missed, the cowboy could be dragged from his horse or the horse badly gored.
  • gored skirt: have vertical seams all the way from the waistline to the hem.
British Dictionary definitions for gored

gore1

/ɡɔː/
noun
1.
blood shed from a wound, esp when coagulated
2.
(informal) killing, fighting, etc
Word Origin
Old English gor dirt; related to Old Norse gor half-digested food, Middle Low German göre, Dutch goor

gore2

/ɡɔː/
verb
1.
(transitive) (of an animal, such as a bull) to pierce or stab (a person or another animal) with a horn or tusk
Word Origin
C16: probably from Old English gār spear

gore3

/ɡɔː/
noun
1.
a tapering or triangular piece of material used in making a shaped skirt, umbrella, etc
2.
a similarly shaped piece, esp of land
verb
3.
(transitive) to make into or with a gore or gores
Derived Forms
gored, adjective
Word Origin
Old English gāra; related to Old Norse geiri gore, Old High German gēro

Gore

/ɡɔː/
noun
1.
Al(bert) Jr. born 1948, US Democrat politician; vice president of the US (1993–2001); defeated in the disputed presidential election of 2000; leading environmental campaigner; shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change
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Word Origin and History for gored

gore

n.

Old English gor "dirt, dung, filth, shit," a Germanic word (cf. Middle Dutch goor "filth, mud;" Old Norse gor "cud;" Old High German gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1560s.

"triangular piece of ground," Old English gara, related to gar "spear" (see gar), on the notion of "triangularity." Hence also meanings "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular piece of cloth" (early 14c.).

v.

c.1400, from Scottish gorren "to pierce, stab," origin unknown, perhaps related to Old English gar "spear" (see gar, also gore (n.2) "triangular piece of ground"). Related: Gored; goring.

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