noun Etymology: Middle English, from yore, adverb, long ago, from Old English gēara, from gēar year — more at year Date: 14th century time past and especially long past — usually used in the phrase of yore

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  • Yore — (y[=o]r), adv. [OE. [yogh]ore, yare, [yogh]are, AS. ge[ a]ra;akin to ge[ a]r a year, E. year. [root]204. See {Year}.] In time long past; in old time; long since. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster] As it hath been of olde times yore. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yore — [jo: US jo:r] n [: Old English; Origin: gearu long ago , from gear; YEAR] of yore literary existing a long time ago ▪ in days of yore …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yore — [ jɔr ] noun of yore LITERARY from a period in history a very long time ago: days of yore …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yore — O.E. geara (adv.) of yore, originally genitive plural of gear (see YEAR (Cf. year)), and used without of …   Etymology dictionary

  • yore — ► NOUN (in phrase of yore) literary ▪ of former times or long ago. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • yore — [yôr] adv. [ME < OE geara, adv. formation < gear,YEAR] Obs. long ago; in times long past n. time long past: now only in of yore, formerly …   English World dictionary

  • yöre — yöre, çevre, bir ;eyin etraf ı III, 24bkz: yere, yüre …   Divan-i Luqat-i it-Türk Dizini

  • yore — [[t]jɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] PHRASE: n PHR, than PHR Of yore is used to refer to a period of time in the past. [JOURNALISM or, LITERARY] The images provoked strong surges of nostalgia for the days of yore... Suburbia is a sadder place than of yore. Syn: of… …   English dictionary

  • yore — Synonyms and related words: auld lang syne, days beyond recall, days of old, days of yore, early times, eld, foretime, good old times, lang syne, long ago, old days, old story, old times, olden times, same old story, the olden time, times of old …   Moby Thesaurus

  • yore — /jɔ / (say yaw) phrase of yore, in time long past: the knights of yore. {Middle English; Old English geāra, apparently from gēar year} …   Australian English dictionary

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