- Yore is defined as the distant past or times long ago.
The 1800's were an example of times ofyore.
Origin of yoreMiddle English ; from Old English geara, adv. formation ; from gear, year
Origin of yoreMiddle English, long ago, time long past, from Old English gēara, geāra, long ago, from genitive pl. of gēar, year; see year.
A fossil; not used outside the phrase of yore, especially the idiom days of yore.
From Middle English, from Old English Ä¡Ä“ara (literally “of years"), genitive plural of Ä¡Ä“ar (“year"). More at year.