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Tore definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TORE, pret. of tear. He tore his robe.
TORE, n. The dead grass that remains on mowing land in winter and spring. [Used in New England.]
TORE, n. [L.torus.] In architecture, a large round molding on the base of a column. It is distinguished from the astragali by its size. The bases of the Tuscan and Doric columns have only one tore, which is between the plinth and listel. In the Attic base there are two.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column [syn: torus, tore]

Merriam Webster's

past of tear

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. past of TEAR(1). 2. n. = TORUS 1, 4. Etymology: F f. L torus: see TORUS

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tear Tear (t[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Tore (t[=o]r), ((Obs. Tare) (t[^a]r); p. p. Torn (t[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. Tearing.] [OE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. farterian to destroy, D. teren to consume, G. zerren to pull, to tear, zehren to consume, Icel. t[ae]ra, Goth. gata['i]ran to destroy, Lith. dirti to flay, Russ. drate to pull, to tear, Gr. de`rein to flay, Skr. dar to burst. [root]63. Cf. Darn, Epidermis, Tarre, Tirade.] 1. To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh. Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator. --Shak. 2. Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions. 3. To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home. The hand of fate Hath torn thee from me. --Addison. 4. To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair. 5. To move violently; to agitate. ``Once I loved torn ocean's roar.'' --Byron. To tear a cat, to rant violently; to rave; -- especially applied to theatrical ranting. [Obs.] --Shak. To tear down, to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down. To tear off, to pull off by violence; to strip. To tear out, to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear out the eyes. To tear up, to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the foundation of government or order.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tore Tore, imp. of Tear.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tore Tore, n. [Probably from the root of tear; cf. W. t['o]r a break, cut, t['o]ri to break, cut.] The dead grass that remains on mowing land in winter and spring. [Prov. Eng.] --Mortimer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tore Tore, n. [See Torus.] 1. (Arch.) Same as Torus. 2. (Geom.) (a) The surface described by the circumference of a circle revolving about a straight line in its own plane. (b) The solid inclosed by such a surface; -- sometimes called an anchor ring.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Tore is the past tense of tear.


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