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