AskDefine | Define gore

Dictionary Definition



1 vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948) [syn: Al Gore, Albert Gore Jr.]
2 coagulated blood from a wound
3 a triangular piece of cloth
4 the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the blood of his kinsmen" [syn: bloodshed, blood]


1 wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument
2 cut into gores; "gore a skirt"

User Contributed Dictionary



Etymology 1



  1. In the context of "obsolete|_|except in dialects": Dirt, filth.
  2. Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
Derived terms
thick blood

Etymology 2

Unknown origin.


  1. In the context of "of an animal": To pierce with the horns.
    The bull gored the matador.
to pierce with the horns

Etymology 3



  1. A triangular piece of land where roads meet.
  2. A triangular patch of fabric.




  1. Plural of gora



  1. up


  1. worse (comparison)


  1. Plural of gora



  1. stockings



  1. Plural of gora

Extensive Definition

Gore may refer to:
  • "Kensington Gore", English theatre slang for stage blood.
  • Graphic violence visually depicted, especially the realistic depiction of serious physical injuries involving blood, flesh and bone matter.
  • Splatter film, a horror genre also known as "gore film".
A triangular segment:
  • Gore (segment), a triangular piece of cloth or metal used in three-dimensional fabrication.
  • Gore (road), a narrow, triangular area of land often found at road merges and diverges.
A place:
A person:
In entertainment:
  • The Unseen (book), a horror-mystery novel by Joseph Citro also known as The Gore.
  • Gore: Ultimate Soldier, a first-person shooter videogame published by DreamCatcher Games.
  • The Gore, a wrestling move used by Rhyno.
  • Gore, a Dutch rock band formed in 1986.
gore in German: Gore (Begriffsklärung)
gore in Spanish: Gore
gore in French: Gore
gore in Italian: Gore
gore in Dutch: Gore
gore in Polish: Gore (ujednoznacznienie)
gore in Portuguese: Gore
gore in Volapük: Gore

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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