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Definition of Lore


  1. The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.
  2. The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
  3. Lost.
  4. 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.
  5. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.
  6. Workmanship.

Lore Quotations

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.
Mario Batali

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
H. P. Lovecraft

The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections.
Hart Crane

Since my brother died in 1982, my parents and I had formed a shaky tripod of a family; now that I'd lost my father too, it was too easy for me to glimpse a future point where I alone was the keeper of not just my own childhood memories, but of my family lore.
Ann Hood

All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.
Wilfred Owen
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Lore Translations

lore in German is Kunde
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