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Meaning of LORE

Pronunciation:  lowr

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

LORE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: traditional knowledge
 See Also: cognitive content, content, folklore, mental object, old wives' tale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lore\, n. [F. lore, L. lorum thong.] (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the
           corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.
       (b) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
  2. \Lore\, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Lose}. [See {Lose}.]
       Neither of them she found where she them lore. --Spenser.
  3. \Lore\, n. [OE. lore, lare, AS. l[=a]r, fr. l?ran to teach;
    akin to D. leer teaching, doctrine, G. lehre, Dan. l[ae]re,
    Sw. l["a]ra. See {Learn}, and cf. {Lere}, v. t.]
    1. That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge
       gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the
       whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of
       people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the
       lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore;
       folklore. ``The lore of war.'' --Fairfax.
             His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore.
    2. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice;
       counsel. --Chaucer.
             If please ye, listen to my lore.      --Spenser.
    3. Workmanship. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Computing Dictionary

1. Object-oriented language for knowledge representation. "Etude et Realisation d'un Language Objet: LORE", Y. Caseau, These, Paris-Sud, Nov 1987.

2. CGE, Marcoussis, France. Set-based language

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