- Blood that has been shed, especially as a result of violence: the film omitted the blood and gore in order to avoid controversyMore example sentences
- I cannot just brush off scenes of violence, blood and gore, not to mention senseless killing.
- Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.
- Press scrutiny is very limited and declining, as monopolist local papers cut back; and TV news, the dominant source of local information, is far more interested in blood and gore.
Old English gor 'dung, dirt', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch goor, Swedish gorr 'muck, filth'. The current sense dates from the mid 16th century.
- (Of an animal such as a bull) pierce or stab (a person or other animal) with a horn or tusk: he was gored to death by a charging bullMore example sentences
- I've been injured by a bull in Mexico and in 1967 I was gored by a bull in France.
- Sound effects - grunts of pain, for example, when Portuguese men are gored by a bull - were added, not to mention an incongruous orchestral soundtrack.
- A farmworker suffered serious injuries when he was gored by a bull on his father's Huddersfield farm.
late Middle English (in the sense 'stab, pierce'): of unknown origin.
- A triangular or tapering piece of material used in making a garment, sail, or umbrella.More example sentences
- Generally, as a woman's bust size goes up, so should the gore.
- And they introduced decorative gores using extra scraps of unused leather of other material.
- This is now wrong because parachutes of different design could have gores from 60 to 180 cm wide, which will make quite a difference in parachute sizes, still having the same number of gores!
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- Shape with a gore or gores: (as adjective gored) a gored skirtMore example sentences
- With more attention focused on legs, hemlines rise and are angled, gored, tiered or flippy.
- Rather than pencil-straight skirts, steer toward gored and A-line styles with a little more fullness for easier fitting and camouflage.
- Fashions for women's dresses featured skirts just below the knee, usually with three gored pieces front and back, and used as little fabric as possible.
Old English gāra 'triangular piece of land', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geer and German Gehre, also probably to Old English gār 'spear' (a spearhead being triangular).