- 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.
lore definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English ; from Old English lar, learning, teaching, akin to German lehre, teaching: see learn
Origin: Modern 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
lore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Accumulated facts, traditions, or beliefs about a particular subject. See Synonyms at knowledge.
- Knowledge acquired through education or experience.
- Archaic Material taught or learned.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English lār; see leis-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Latin lōrum, thong.