AskDefine | Define lore

Dictionary Definition

lore n : knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend" [syn: traditional knowledge]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP): lô, /lɔː/, /lO:/
  • (US): lôr, /loʊr/ or /lɔːr/, /lO:r/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)
  • Homophones: law (in non-rhotic accents)

Etymology

Old English lār, from West Germanic *laizā, from *lais- ‘to teach’. Cognate with Dutch leer, German Lehre.

Noun

  1. all the facts and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience.
  2. The backstory created around a fictional universe.

Translations

all the facts and traditions about a particular subject
the backstory created around a fictional universe

Basque

Etymology

flor

Noun

  1. flower

Extensive Definition

Lore may refer to:
  • Lore, all the facts and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience.
  • Folklore, acquired knowledge or traditional beliefs
  • Lore, region between the eye and bill on the side of a bird's head; plural is lores, adjective is loral; this term also applies to analogous structures in fish and reptiles, for example, the loral scales in snakes
  • Lore (Star Trek), an android in the Star Trek fictional universe
  • Lore Sjöberg, an internet humourist
  • Lore, for the Clannad album

References

lore in Finnish: Lore

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Lorelei, Mishnah, Spiritus Mundi, Sunna, Talmud, ancient wisdom, archetypal myth, archetypal pattern, bibliography, body of knowledge, body of learning, charm, common law, culture, custom, cyclopedia, doctrine, encyclopedia, erudition, ethos, fable, fairy lore, fairyism, femme fatale, folk motif, folklore, folktale, folkway, immemorial usage, information, knowledge, learning, legend, literature, materials, myth, mythical lore, mythicism, mythology, mythos, popular belief, publications, racial memory, science, seductress, spell, store of knowledge, superstition, superstitiousness, system of knowledge, temptress, tradition, traditionalism, traditionality, traditions, treasury of information, wisdom
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