Sore (?), a. [F. saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon. See Sorrel, n.]

Reddish brown; sorrel.


Sore falcon. Zool. See Sore, n., 1.


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Sore, n. Zool.

A young hawk or falcon in the first year.

2. Zool.

A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.


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Sore, a. [Compar. Sorer (); superl. Sorest.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. sar; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. sr, G. sehr very, Icel. sarr, Sw. s�x86;r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. Sorry.]


Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.


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. Tillotson.


Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.



Criminal; wrong; evil.



Sore throat Med., inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche. -- Malignant, UlceratedPutrid, sore throat. See Angina, and under Putrid.


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Sore (?), n. [OE. sor, sar, AS. sar. See Sore, a.]


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. 21.


Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.


I see plainly where his sore lies. Sir W. Scott.

Gold sore. Med. See under Gold, n.


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Sore, adv. [AS. sare. See Sore, a.]


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. Dryden.


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