- Yore is defined as the distant past or times long ago.
The 1800's were an example of times ofyore.
Obsolete long ago; in times long past
Origin of yoreMiddle English ; from Old English geara, adv. formation ; from gear, year
time long past
now only in of yore, formerly
Time long past: days of yore.
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.