Gored vs Gormed - What's the difference?

gored | gormed |

As verbs the difference between gored and gormed

is that gored is (gore) while gormed is (gorm).

As an adjective gored

is (textiles) having a gore or gores.




  • (gore)
  • Adjective

  • (textiles) Having a gore or gores.
  • a four-gored skirt




  • (gorm)

  • gorm


    Etymology 1

    A variant of (m) (from (etyl); compare (etyl) ), with the ‘r’ being a vowel-lengthening device common in non-rhotic dialects of English. See (m) for more.

    Alternative forms

    * gawm (UK dialects)


    (en verb)
  • To gawk; to stare or gape.
  • * 1922 , Elinor Mordaunt, Laura Creichton , page 110:
  • Passing through St. George's Square, Lupus Street, Chichester Street, he scarcely saw a soul; then, quite suddenly, he struck a dense crowd, kept back by the police, standing gorming at a great jagged hole in a high blank wall, a glimpse, the merest glimpse of more broken walls, shattered chimneys.
  • * 1901 , New Outlook , volume 67, page 408:
  • "Tell Sannah to bring some coffee," said the young woman to a diminutive Kaffir boy, who stood gorming at us with round black eyes.
  • * 1990 , Jean Ure, Play Nimrod for him (ISBN 0370311841), page 96:
  • They would stand in silence, mindlessly gorming at each other,
  • * 2005 , Lynne Truss, The Lynne Truss Treasury: Columns and Three Comic Novels (ISBN 1101218266):
  • In particular, we like to emphasize that, far from wasting our childhoods (not to mention adulthoods) mindlessly gorming at The Virginian'' and ''The Avengers , we spent those couch-potato years in rigorous preparation for our chosen career.

    Etymology 2

    A variant of (m) (itself likely a variant of (m)), with the ‘r’ being a vowel-lengthening device common in non-rhotic dialects of English.


    (en verb)
  • (to smear).
  • * 1884 , Margaret Elizabeth Majendie, Out of their element , page 70:
  • 'It is quite ruined.'
    'How did she do it? What a pity!'
    'With paint—assisting in the painting of a garden-gate. She told me the pleasure of "gorming " it on was too irresistible to be resisted; and the poor little new gown in done for.'
  • * 1909 , Augusta Kortrecht, The Widow Mary'', in ''Good Housekeeping , volume 48, page 182:
  • "It was in a little sprinkler bottle, an' I gormed it onto my vittles good an' thick. Lordy, Lordy, an' now I got to die!"
  • * (seeCites)
  • References

    * Bennett Wood Green, Word-book of Virginia Folk-speech (1912), page 202: *: Gorm, v. To smear, as with anything sticky. When a child has smeared its face with something soft and sticky, they say: "Look how you have gormed your face."

    Etymology 3

    From gormandize''/''gormandise .


    (en verb)
  • To devour; to wolf down (food).
  • * 1885 James Johonnot, Neighbors with Claws and Hoofs, and Their Kin , page 105:
  • The bear came up to the berries and stopped. Not accustomed to eat out of a pail, he tipped it over, and nosed about the fruit "gorming " it down, mixed with leaves and dirt,
  • * 1920 , Outdoor Recreation: The Magazine that Brings the Outdoors In :
  • an itinerant bruin and with naught on his hands but time and an appetite, [to] wander from ravine to ravine and gorm down this delectable fruit.
  • * 1980 , Michael G. Karni, Finnish Americana , page 5:
  • As Luohi said later, "He gormed' it. Nay, he didn't eat it. He ' gormed it, the pig."

    Etymology 4

    Supposed by some to be related to (m) and/or (m), and by others to be related to ).Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech (1993, ISBN 0813129583)

    Alternative forms

    * gaum


    (en verb)
  • To make a mess of.
  • * 1910 , English Mechanic and World of Science , volume 91, page 273:
  • I find the cheap shilling self-filling pen advertised in these pages excellent value—quite equal to that of fountain-pens I have paid ten times as much for. It is also durable. I am a careless person, and prefer to discard it when I have “gormed ” it
  • * 2008 , Christine Blevins, Midwife of the Blue Ridge (ISBN 0425221687), page 133:
  • "Truth is, I've gormed it all up, Alistair. When it comes t' women — nice women anyway — I'm as caw-handed and cork-brained as any pimply boy."


    * Maine lingo: boiled owls, billdads & wazzats (1975), page 114: "A man who bungles a job has gormed it. Anybody who stumbles over his own feet is gormy." * Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech (1993, ISBN 0813129583): "gorm : [v. to make a mess.] If a house be in disorder it is said to be all gormed or gaumed up (B 368)."

    Etymology 5


  • (rfv-sense) Axle grease.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rfv-sense) (UK, dialect) To daub with gorm (grease), or with anything sticky.
  • References

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