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You can make 23 words from 'sore' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'sore'

EROS 4ORES 4
REOS 4ROES 4
ROSE 4SORE 4

3 letters words from 'sore'

ERS 3OES 3
ORE 3ORS 3
OSE 3REO 3
RES 3ROE 3
SER 3 

2 letters words from 'sore'

ER 2ES 2
OE 2OR 2
OS 2RE 2
SO 2 

All 4 letters words made out of sore

sore osre sroe rsoe orse rose soer oser seor esor oesr eosr sreo rseo sero esro reso erso ores roes oers eors reos eros

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sore. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sore.

Definitions and meaning of sore

sore

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: , IPA(key): /sɔː/
  • (General American) enPR: sôr, IPA(key): /sɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) enPR: sōr, IPA(key): /so(ː)ɹ/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /soə/
  • Homophone: soar; saw (in non-rhotic accents)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English sor, from Old English sār (ache, wound, noun) and sār (painful, grievous, adjective), from Proto-Germanic *sairą (noun) (compare Dutch zeer (sore, ache), Danish sår (wound)), and *sairaz (sore, adjective) (compare German sehr (very)), from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂eyro-, enlargement of *sh₂ey- (to be fierce, afflict) (compare Hittite [script needed] (sāwar, anger), Welsh hoed (pain), Ancient Greek αἱμωδία (haimōdía, sensation of having teeth on edge)).

Adjective

sore (comparative sorer, superlative sorest)

  1. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
  2. Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
    • a. 1694, John Tillotson, The Advantages of Religion to particular Persons
      Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
  3. Dire; distressing.
    The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
  4. (informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
    Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
  5. (obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
    • c. 1599-1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V Scene i:
      [] and your water is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead body.
Derived terms
Translations

Adverb

sore (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
  2. Sorely.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      And indeed I blamed myself and sore repented me of having taken compassion on him and continued in this condition, suffering fatigue not to be described, []
    • 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jungle Tales of Tarzan:
      [… they] were often sore pressed to follow the trail at all, and at best were so delayed that in the afternoon of the second day, they still had not overhauled the fugitive.

Noun

sore (plural sores)

  1. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
    They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.
  2. Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
Translations

Verb

sore (third-person singular simple present sores, present participle soring, simple past and past participle sored)

  1. (transitive) To mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait.
Derived terms
  • soring

See also

  • blister
  • lesion
  • ulcer

Etymology 2

See sord.

Noun

sore (plural sores)

  1. A group of ducks on land.

Etymology 3

Old French saur, sor, meaning "sorrel; reddish".

Noun

sore (plural sores)

  1. A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
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  2. A young buck in its fourth year.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Anagrams

  • 'orse, EROS, Eros, ROEs, Roes, Rose, eros, ores, orse, roes, rose, rosé, sero-, öres

Farefare

Etymology

Cognate with Moore sore (road)

Pronunciation

/so.re/

Noun

sore (plural sɔa)

  1. road, way, street

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin supra.

Preposition

sore

  1. over
  2. above

Adverb

sore

  1. above
  2. on top
  3. up

Derived terms

  • disore
  • parsore

Indonesian

Noun

sore (plural, first-person possessive soreku, second-person possessive soremu, third-person possessive sorenya)

  1. afternoon (part of the day between noon and evening)

Istro-Romanian

Etymology

From Latin sōl, sōlem (compare Romanian soare); from Proto-Italic [Term?], from pre-Italic *sh₂wōl, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥. Compare Romanian soare.

Noun

sore m (definite singular sorele, plural sori)

  1. sun

Japanese

Romanization

sore

  1. Rōmaji transcription of それ

Malay

Alternative forms

  • سوري

Etymology

From Indonesian sore.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sore/
  • Rhymes: -re, -e

Noun

sore

  1. afternoon (part of the day between noon and evening)

Synonyms

  • petang / ڤتڠ

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French seür.

Adverb

sore

  1. Alternative form of sure

Etymology 2

From Old English sār, from Proto-Germanic *sairą (noun), *sairaz (adjective)

Alternative forms

  • sar, sor, sær, sære, soor, soore, sarre

Pronunciation

  • (Early ME, Northern ME) IPA(key): /sɑːr/
  • IPA(key): /sɔːr/

Adjective

sore (plural and weak singular sore, comparative sorer, sorrer, superlative sorest)

  1. Senses associated with pain:
    1. Harmful; creating or producing pain.
    2. Sore, hurting, injured; currently in pain or wounded or affected by it.
    3. Capable of inducing or creating pain or wounds; rending or dire.
  2. Senses associated with anguish:
    1. Harmful; creating or producing anguish, sadness or torment.
    2. Upset, distressed; currently in agony or anguish or affected by it.
  3. Challenging, complicated, laborious; requiring a large expenditure of one's energies:
    1. Challenging to deal with on the battlefield; violent, intense, mighty.
    2. Challenging to deal with; inducing great anguish.
  4. (Used with words relating to pain, soreness, or anguish) Very, strongly, bad, grievously.
  5. Malicious, iniquitous, malign; not morally or spiritually in the right.
Derived terms
  • sorely
  • sorhed
  • sorenes
  • sory
Descendants
  • English: sore
  • Scots: sair, sare
References
  • “sōr(e (n.(1))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-08.

Noun

sore (plural sores)

  1. The condition of bodily painfulness or hurting.
  2. A condition of anguish or affliction of the thought; injury of the mind:
    1. An issue or difficulty, especially one that causes great distress or evil.
    2. Regret; remorsefulness; anguish over one's past actions.
    3. (rare) The state of being scared or frightened.
  3. A specific affliction or condition:.
    1. A medical or pathological affliction or condition; a malady.
    2. A physical affliction or condition; a sore or wound.
Descendants
  • English: sore
  • Scots: sair
References
  • “sōr(e (adj.(2))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-09.

Adverb

sore (comparative sorer, sorrer, superlative sorest)

  1. Hurtfully, harmfully; in a way which creates wounds, painfulness, or anguish:
    1. Strictly, mercilessly, remorselessly; without attention to kindness or mercy.
    2. Expensively; in a way which creates a monetary or resource setback.
  2. With intense effort, prowess, or capability:
    1. Viciously, mightily, ruthlessly, strongly; using intense strength or prowess in battle.
    2. Nimbly, powerfully, quickly; using intense dexterity or physical force.
    3. Toilingly; backbreakingly, painstakingly; with much work.
    4. With great patience and focus; diligently; patiently.
  3. (Especially used with words relating to feelings or thought) Very, extremely, incredibly, a lot.
  4. Taut, secure; held strongly and with security.
  5. While suffering or experiencing an injury or pain.
Descendants
  • English: sore
  • Scots: sair
References
  • “sōre (adv.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-09.

Etymology 3

From Old French essorer.

Verb

sore

  1. Alternative form of soren

Etymology 4

From Old French sor.

Noun

sore

  1. Alternative form of sor

Etymology 5

From Anglo-Norman soree.

Noun

sore

  1. Alternative form of sorre

Etymology 6

Noun

sore

  1. Alternative form of sire

Moore

Etymology

Cognate with Farefare sore (road)

Pronunciation

/só.rè/

Noun

sore (plural soaya)

  1. road, way, path
  2. journey
  3. crossing

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Latin) refuse, foul matter.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)