Gore vs Ungored - What's the difference?

gore | ungored |

As a proper noun gore

is .

As an adjective ungored is

not gored.



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




  • Not gored.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 4, author=, title=Obama‚Äôs Budget as Rorschach Test, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Although the road to recovery will probably leave no ox ungored , it is essential that we support President Obama as he undertakes the herculean — not Sisyphean — task before him. }}
  • Not stained with gore; not bloodied.
  • (Sylvester)