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Gore vs Pore - What's the difference?

gore | pore |

As a proper noun gore

is .

As a noun pore is

fear, dread.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • Dirt, filth.
  • (Bishop Fisher)
  • (senseid)Blood, especially that from a wound when thickened due to exposure to the air.
  • Murder, bloodshed, violence.
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    Probably from .


  • (of an animal) To pierce with the horns.
  • The bull gored the matador.

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A triangular piece of land where roads meet.
  • (Cowell)
  • A triangular or rhomboid piece of fabric, especially one forming part of a three-dimensional surface such as a sail, skirt, hot-air balloon, etc.
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores : not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  • An elastic gusset for providing a snug fit in a shoe.
  • A projecting point.
  • (heraldry) One of the abatements, made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse point.
  • Verb

  • To cut in a triangular form.
  • To provide with a gore.
  • to gore an apron



    (wikipedia pore)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pouren, from (etyl), from (etyl) porus, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A tiny opening in the skin.
  • By extension any small opening or interstice, especially one of many or allowing passage of a fluid.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) poren, pouren, . See (l).


  • to study meticulously; to go over again and again.
  • to meditate or reflect in a steady way.
  • Derived terms
    * pore over


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