a. gore

Gore

[gawr, gohr]
noun
Albert Arnold, Jr ("Al") born 1948, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1993–2001.
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gore1 (ɡɔː)
 
n
1.  blood shed from a wound, esp when coagulated
2.  informal killing, fighting, etc
 
[Old English gor dirt; related to Old Norse gor half-digested food, Middle Low German göre, Dutch goor]

gore2 (ɡɔː)
 
vb
(tr) (of an animal, such as a bull) to pierce or stab (a person or another animal) with a horn or tusk
 
[C16: probably from Old English gār spear]

gore3 (ɡɔː)
 
n
1.  a tapering or triangular piece of material used in making a shaped skirt, umbrella, etc
2.  a similarly shaped piece, esp of land
 
vb
3.  (tr) to make into or with a gore or gores
 
[Old English gāra; related to Old Norse geiri gore, Old High German gēro]
 
gored3
 
adj

Gore (ɡɔː)
 
n
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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gore
O.E. gor "dirt, dung, shit," a Gmc. word (cf. M.Du. goor "filth, mud;" O.N. gor "cud;" O.H.G. gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1563.

gore
c.1400, from Scottish gorren "to pierce, stab," origin unknown, perhaps related to O.E. gar "spear" (see gar), which is certainly the source of the third meaning of Mod.Eng. gore, "triangular piece of ground" (O.E. gara), hence also "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular
piece of cloth" (early 14c.).
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