Definitions

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

  • n. A sculpture representing a standing young woman clothed in long robes, especially one produced in Greece before the fifth century B.C.

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  • n. An Ancient Greek statue of a woman, portrayed standing, usually clothed, painted in bright colours and having an elaborate hairstyle.

Etymologies

Greek korē, young girl, kore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κόρη ("girl, maiden"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge has a nice plaster reconstruction of the Peplos Kore (a kore is a young woman, a peplos a garment).

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  • Food places usually have picture menus you can point at 'kore' is the most useful Japanese word, I swear.

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  • But he escaped, and the Swiss congratulated each other heartily ( "kore").

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  • This "kore" is longer than the ordinary sleeve, so long in fact that a man with his hand inside is rendered helpless.

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  • Japan korai INDIA kara tsutawaru kono oshie ORIENTARU SHIRUKURO-DO wo kayotte ima koko e sensou to iu rekishi wo motanai no wa "kore" dake sono kangae no okage de jun wo motanakute ii

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  • Money's not the answer to the problem (problems always around) Look inside and feel the, feel the fire, feel the fire now Far east higashi hiizuru kuni kono shima wo mezashita hitobito yo kore zo touyou EKIZOCHIKKU Japan korai INDIA kara tsutawaru kono oshie ORIENTARU SHIRUKURO-DO wo kayotte ima koko e sensou to iu rekishi wo motanai no wa "kore" dake sono kangae no okage de jun wo motanakute ii n 'da yo ne ii n' da yo sonna ni kataku nani narazu ni kata no chikara wo nukiashi wo kuzushite RIRAKKUSU daga ima da aru no wa hito ni taisuru fushinkan sore ga torinozokarereba iranee n 'da kakubakudan * We look, we don't see mite minai furi Much hypocrisy, how can this all be ... kami to wa hito ga koeteku kabe mugen no kanousei hikidasu tame kannen no yuugi ja nakute jissen to iu keiken no naka de honshitsu no minuku dousatsuryoku to jidai wo yomitoru senken no mei wo yashinau no wa ima we are the ladies and gents Expand, magnify, magnify your finale Expand to the horizon's end now Breath it in, no need to frown now Rize above the problem and see it for what it is This generation is the next step to A future of harmony, it's true We've got to unite

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  • She was nineteen and a junior, stood like a Greek kore, and was nonintrusively friendly.

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  • Obviously we know what has happened to it — it's been scooped up by a reclusive oil tycoon to adorn his secret garden like a pilfered Grecian kore.

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  • BTW: Does Mr. Carter think HILLARY and supportter, kore than 50% of democrats, campaigning for OBAMA will also be poisonous for Obama?

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  • Joke pronuniation of “kore ha kekko de aru”, “this is OK”

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