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Meaning of SORE

Pronunciation:  sowr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an open skin infection
  2. [adj]  (informal) roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"
  3. [adj]  inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw"; "had a sore throat"
  4. [adj]  hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
  5. [adj]  causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"

SORE is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: afflictive, angry, huffy, mad, painful, raw, sensitive, tender, unhealthy, unpleasant
 See Also: blain, chancre, fester, gall, infection, suppurating sore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sore\, a. [F. saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon.
    See {Sorrel}, n.]
    Reddish brown; sorrel. [R.]
    {Sore falcon}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Sore}, n., 1.
  2. \Sore\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note
       under {Buck}.
  3. \Sore\, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor,
    sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr
    very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf.
    1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;
       inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a
       sore hand.
    2. Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed;
       very susceptible of irritation.
             Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious,
             and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
    3. Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore
       evil or calamity. --Shak.
    4. Criminal; wrong; evil. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Sore throat} (Med.), inflammation of the throat and tonsils;
       pharyngitis. See {Cynanche}.
    {Malignant}, {Ulcerated} or {Putrid}, {sore throat}. See
       {Angina}, and under {Putrid}.
  4. \Sore\, n. [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r. See {Sore}, a.]
    1. A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are
       ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a
       painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil.
             The dogs came and licked his sores.   --Luke xvi.
    2. Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty. --Chaucer.
             I see plainly where his sore lies.    --Sir W.
    {Gold sore}. (Med.) See under {Gold}, n.
  5. \Sore\, adv. [AS. s[=a]re. See {Sore}, a.]
    1. In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
             Thy hand presseth me sore.            --Ps. xxxviii.
    2. Greatly; violently; deeply.
             [Hannah] prayed unto the Lord and wept sore. --1
                                                   Sam. i. 10.
             Sore sighed the knight, who this long sermon heard.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have sores on your body, suggests that you are keeping in some negative emotions and attitudes that need to be released and expressed. Consider the symbolism of the body area where the sores are located. Perhaps the dream is an indication that you are still feeling sore and resentful about some situation or relationship.