- 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 â€œof yearsâ€), genitive plural of Ä¡Ä“ar (â€œyearâ€). More at year.