Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. In great numbers; in abundance: "with balloons and hot dogs . . . and fireworks galore” ( Anne Armstrong).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In abundance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plenty; abundance; in abundance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sufficiently; abundantly; in plenty. It is often used with the force of a predicate adjective.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. existing in abundance
  • adj. in great numbers

Etymologies

Irish Gaelic go leór, enough : go, adv. particle + leór, enough (from Old Irish lour, alteration of roar).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Irish go leor and Scottish Gaelic gu leòr, gu leòir, "enough, plenty", "till sufficiency, till plenty, till clarity'" (leor is the dative of léir "sufficiency, plenty, clarity"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Let's not even get into the Bond female villain.

    October 18, 2007

  • c_b: that's exactly right - go leor is an Irish phrase meaning "plentiful" or "abundant".

    The expressionmaith go leor, meaning roughly "fair enough", is a common conversational gapfiller in Irish English.

    I don't know how to type phonetically, but "maith" is pronounced like "moll" without the finishing "ll".

    October 18, 2007

  • Wordie: words galore! :-)

    October 18, 2007

  • from "go leor," which I forget the exact definition of--I think it's "a lot of" or something close to that, but unlike the English "many" or "much," "go leor" is used after the noun in question.

    October 18, 2007

  • After liquids came solids. Cold joints galore and mince pies.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 10

    January 7, 2007