Definition of gore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːr//
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[uncountable] thick blood that has flowed from a wound, especially in a violent situation The movie is not just blood and gore (= scenes of violence); it has a thrilling story. see also gory Word Originnoun Old English gor ‘dung, dirt’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch goor, Swedish gorr ‘muck, filth’. The current sense dates from the mid 16th cent.
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