Meaning of yore


If you know someone who dreams of a time long ago, when knights roamed the countryside and engaged in daring and romantic quests, you could say that person longs for “days of yore.”

Yore, meaning “a time long ago,” is used in the same manner as yesteryear, days gone by, and olden times. Yore has a sentimental or nostalgic tone to it, implying that the olden times being described are in some way superior to the present day. You might hear someone say, “This tragedy wouldn’t have happened in days of yore,” or “The car designs of yore were more imaginative than anything being built today.”

Definitions of yore
  1. noun

    time long past

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    type of:

    past, past times, yesteryear

    the time that has elapsed

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