Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Time long past: days of yore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. time long past
  • n. Common misspelling of your.
  • n. Common misspelling of you're.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In time long past; in old time; long since.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In time past; long ago; in old time: now used only in the phrase of yore—that is, of old time; long ago.
  • Same as yare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. time long past

Etymologies

Middle English, long ago, time long past, from Old English gēara, geāra, long ago, from genitive pl. of gēar, year; see year.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English ġēara (literally "of years"), genitive plural of ġēar ("year"). More at year. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I never got the impression that he was trying to say that the Progressivism of yore is similar to EITHER liberalism or modern progressivism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Whitewashing Progressivism

  • The Eugenia brand crema comes in a little bottle that looks almost like the cream bottles of yore from the USA.

    half and half cream

  • Downtown Morelia, moribund by night in days of yore, is seeing a revitalization by some new entrants.

    The colonial cities

  • "Let me call yore attention to the trained coyotes, ladies an 'gents," remarked Johnny in a deep, solemn voice.

    Bar-20 Days

  • The weak man, as of yore, is the servant, the doer of things at the master's call.

    A New Law of Development

  • "Well, I'm domd – axin yore pardin fur takkin th 'liberty; it's a habit: I've gotten – but I be an' no mistake."

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • I suppose you do not no my name yore lady remebers my name I lived in Middlebrook with her Brothers if you can consistantly send us a small pacage of tobacco we will be very thankful Direct to James Steel & John H. Plunkett comp E 5 Regment of Virginia infantry

    Augusta County: John H. Plunkett to John Miller, July 7, 1864

  • The sheer length, scale and nature of the plum jobs picked up by Brown’s colleagues demonstrates beyond a peradventure that the ‘revolving-door’ of which he spoke so piously in days of yore is now turning at a far faster rate and far more often than it ever did under the Tories.

    Stop The Gravy Train, I Want To Get On!

  • "Don't call yore ranch names," admonished Jimmie with a grin, and fainted.

    The Free Range

  • You never saw twenty dollars in a lump you c'u'd call yore own for more'n ten minnits.

    A Man to His Mate

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