- Lore is defined as something being taught or knowledge, especially traditional knowledge, or the space between the eyes and nostril of a snake, or the space between the eyes and upper edge of a bird bill.
- An example of lore is an ancient, mythical story about how the fox came to be.
- An example of a lore is a snake's face from its eyes to its nostrils.
- a teaching or being taught; instruction
- something taught
- knowledge or learning; specif., all the knowledge of a particular group or having to do with a particular subject, esp. that of a traditional nature
Origin of loreMiddle English ; from Old English lar, learning, teaching, akin to German lehre, teaching: see learn
the space between the eye and the upper edge of the bill of a bird or between the eye and the nostril of a snake or fish
Origin of loreModern Latin lorum ; from Classical Latin thong ; from Indo-European an unverified form wloro- ; from base an unverified form wel- from source Classical Greek eulēra, reins
Accumulated knowledge or beliefs held by a group about a subject, especially when passed from generation to generation by oral tradition. See Synonyms at knowledge.
Origin of loreMiddle English, from Old English lār; see leis-1 in Indo-European roots.
The space between the eye and the base of the bill of a bird or between the eye and nostril of a snake.
Origin of loreLatin lōrum, thong.
(countable and uncountable, plural lores)
- (anatomy) The region between the eyes and nostrils of birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
- (anatomy) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
From Latin lorum (“thong, strap”)
- (obsolete) past tense of lose