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

  • transitive v. To pierce or stab with a horn or tusk.
  • n. A triangular or tapering piece of cloth forming a part of something, as in a skirt or sail.
  • n. A small triangular piece of land.
  • transitive v. To provide with a gore.
  • transitive v. To cut into a gore.
  • n. Blood, especially coagulated blood from a wound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Dirt, filth.
  • n. Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
  • n. Murder, bloodshed, violence.
  • n. A triangular piece of land where roads meet.
  • n. A triangular or rhomboid piece of fabric, especially one forming part of a three-dimensional surface such as a sail, skirt, hot-air balloon, etc.
  • n. An elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe.
  • n. A projecting point.
  • v. To cut in a triangular form.
  • v. To provide with a gore.
  • v. To pierce with the horns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dirt; mud.
  • n. Blood; especially, blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted.
  • n. A wedgeshaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a garment, sail, etc., to give greater width at a particular part.
  • n. A small traingular piece of land.
  • n. One of the abatements. It is made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point.
  • transitive v. To pierce or wound, as with a horn; to penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear; to stab.
  • transitive v. To cut in a traingular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shape like a gore; cut or treat so as to form a gore.
  • To furnish with a gore or gores, as a dress-skirt or a sail.
  • To pierce; penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear or a horn; wound deeply.
  • To scoop; dig.
  • n. Dirt; mud. [Prov. Eng.]
  • n. Blood that is shed or drawn from the body; thick or clotted blood.
  • n. A relatively long and narrow triangular strip or slip; a projecting point. Specifically
  • n. A triangular piece or tapering strip of land.
  • n. In Maine and Vermont, and formerly in Massachusetts, an unorganized and thinly settled subdivision of a county.
  • n. A triangular piece or strip of material inserted to make something, as a garment or a sail, wider in one part than in another; especially, in dressmaking, a long triangle introduced to make a skirt wider at the bottom or hem than at the waist. See goring.
  • n. A part of the dress; hence, the dress itself; a garment.
  • n. An angular plank used in fitting a vessel's skin to the frames.
  • n. In heraldry, a charge consisting of two curved lines, one from the sinister chief point, the other from the base middle point, meeting in an acute angle in the middle of the fesse-point. Also called gusset.

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

  • n. coagulated blood from a wound
  • v. wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument
  • n. the shedding of blood resulting in murder
  • v. cut into gores
  • n. a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails
  • n. Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)


Middle English goren, probably from gore, spear, from Old English gār.
Middle English, from Old English gāra, triangular piece of land.
Middle English, filth, from Old English gor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English gor. (Wiktionary)
Probably from gore ("a projecting point"), or ultimately from Old English gār ("spear"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Touche. If I could tag, I would tag the e properly.

    July 12, 2007

  • I think he's emending them instead--on paper. ;-)

    July 12, 2007

  • Pot pie! I thought you were going to amend your ways!

    July 12, 2007

  • Mmm, pot pie.

    July 12, 2007

  • a triangular piece of blood & guts ;-)

    July 12, 2007

  • a triangular piece of fabric in a garment.

    July 12, 2007

  • a triangular piece of left-over land

    January 2, 2007