Meaning of galore

galore




At a party with more cupcakes than anyone could imagine, you’ll hear guests say, “There are cupcakes galore!” Galore means there’s so much that it’s unbelievable.

The Irish phrase go lear literally translates as “to sufficiency.” If there are sufficient enough bananas to build a house with them, you’d say that there are bananas galore. The word is an example of a postpositive adjective, which means it comes after the word it describes. So when you go to a circus and 700 clowns surround you, don’t say “There are galore clowns,” because the correct way to express your terror is this: “There are clowns galore. Help!”

Definitions of galore
  1. adjective

    existing in abundance

    “whiskey
    galore
    synonyms:

    abounding

    abundant

    present in great quantity
  2. adjective

    in great numbers

    “daffodils
    galore
    Synonyms:

    many

    a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as’ or `too’ or `so’ or `that’; amounting to a large but indefinite number

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