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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lore mean? 

LORE (noun)
  The noun LORE has 1 sense:

1. knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

  Familiarity information: LORE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LORE (noun)

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Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


lore; traditional knowledge

Context example:

early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend

Hypernyms ("lore" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lore"):

old wives' tale (a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth)

folklore (the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture)

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