from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Accumulated facts, traditions, or beliefs about a particular subject. See Synonyms at knowledge.
- n. Knowledge acquired through education or experience.
- n. Archaic Material taught or learned.
- n. The space between the eye and the base of the bill of a bird or between the eye and nostril of a snake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. all the facts and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience.
- n. The backstory created around a fictional universe.
- n. workmanship
- n. The region between the eyes and nostrils of birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.
- n. The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
- n. 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
- n. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.
- n. Workmanship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is taught; instruction; counsel; admonition; teaching; lesson.
- n. That which is learned; any store of knowledge; learning; erudition.
- n. Synonyms Learning, Erudition, etc. (see literature), attainments, acquirements.
- n. Preterit and past participle of Ieese.
- n. Loss.
- n. Anything suggesting a thong.
- n. In ornithology, the side of the head between the eye and the base of the upper mandible.
- n. In herpetology, a region on the side of the head between the eye and the nostril, where certain plates called lorals may be present.
- n. In entomology, a corneous angular process in the mouth of some insects, by means of which the trophi are put forth or retracted. Also lora.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote
And, on the one hand, it's sad, because WoW ought to be about story, and on the other hand, most of the "lore" is so badly written that it pretty much amounts to The Simarillion for Dummies.
That is not the America heralded in lore and experienced in reality by millions of our predecessors.
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Perhaps that's why I've given my Tourists a little light of hope, a book that, according to Tourist lore, is the secret guide to survival.
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So in that sense, the family lore is absolutely right.
When he arrived again in the region, Bingham gathered tips and local lore from a German prospector, a local prefect and others and then set off into the foothills above the jungle.
But the family lore is that it was supposed to be Carl, the hospital got it wrong, and my immigrant grandparents didn't want to argue with authority.
They are way too rich in lore, in symbolism, in downright LITERARY PROMISE to deny them so easily and readily as some people have.