1 [lawr, lohr]
the body of knowledge, especially of a traditional, anecdotal, or popular nature, on a particular subject: the lore of herbs.
learning, knowledge, or erudition.
the process or act of teaching; instruction.
something that is taught; lesson.

before 950; Middle English; Old English lār; cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre teaching. See learn

loreless, adjective

1. wisdom. See learning.
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2 [lawr, lohr]
noun Zoology.
the space between the eye and the bill of a bird, or a corresponding space in other animals, as snakes.

1615–25; < Neo-Latin lōrum, special use of Latin lōrum thong, strap

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lore1 (lɔː)
1.  collective knowledge or wisdom on a particular subject, esp of a traditional nature
2.  knowledge or learning
3.  archaic teaching, or something that is taught
[Old English lār; related to leornian to learn]

lore2 (lɔː)
1.  the surface of the head of a bird between the eyes and the base of the bill
2.  the corresponding area in a snake or fish
[C19: from New Latin lōrum, from Latin: strap]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. lar "learning, what is taught, knowledge, doctrine," from P.Gmc. *laizo (O.H.G. lera, O.Fris. lare, Du. leer, Ger. Lehre), from *lais- (see learn).
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Lore definition

1. Object-oriented language for knowledge representation. "Etude et Realisation d'un Language Objet: LORE", Y. Caseau, These, Paris-Sud, Nov 1987.
2. CGE, Marcoussis, France. Set-based language [same as 1?] E-mail: Christophe Dony

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Example sentences
Conversely, common lore is that when the body gets chilled, it is more
  vulnerable to illness.
It is often argued that more lore attaches to chocolate than to any other human
  consumable except wine.
Pop psych lore is a bewildering mix of fact and fallacy.
According to industry lore, the case was good for business.
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