- Yore is defined as the distant past or times long ago.
The 1800's were an example of times ofyore.
yore definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English geara, adv. formation ; from gear, year
yore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, long ago, time long past, from Old English gēara, geāra, long ago, from genitive pl. of gēar, year; see year.