Sore

Definition of Sore

a.1.Reddish brown; sorrel.
Sore falcon
(Zool.) See Sore, n., 1.
n.1.(Zool.) A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
2.(Zool.) A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.
a.1.Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; - said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.
2.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.
3.Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.
4.Criminal; wrong; evil.
Sore throat
(Med.) inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche.
Malignant sore throat
See Angina, and under Putrid.
n.1.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.
2.Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
I see plainly where his sore lies.
- Sir W. Scott.
Gold sore
(Med.) See under Gold, n.
adv.1.In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
Thy hand presseth me sore.
- Ps. xxxviii. 2.
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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