Japanese demonstrative pronoun corresponding to certain uses of the word "that" in English. Unlike its adjective counterpart sono, which describes a following noun, sore is used by itself. It opposes kore and are, which convey the other aspects of relative distance.

Sore wa nan desu ka.
What is that?

Sore is also part of several conjunctions, but all these have idiomatic meanings and are treated as completely separate words. See sorekara, soreni, sorenara, and soretomo for some examples.

See also ko-so-a-do.

Sore (?), a. [F. saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon. See Sorrel, n.]

Reddish brown; sorrel.


Sore falcon. Zool. See Sore, n., 1.


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Sore, n. Zool.

A young hawk or falcon in the first year.

2. Zool.

A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.


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Sore, a. [Compar. Sorer (); superl. Sorest.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. sar; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. sr, G. sehr very, Icel. sarr, Sw. s�x86;r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. Sorry.]


Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.


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.


Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.



Criminal; wrong; evil.



Sore throat Med., inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche. -- Malignant, UlceratedPutrid, sore throat. See Angina, and under Putrid.


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Sore (?), n. [OE. sor, sar, AS. sar. See Sore, a.]


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.


Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.


I see plainly where his sore lies. Sir W. Scott.

Gold sore. Med. See under Gold, n.


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Sore, adv. [AS. sare. See Sore, a.]


In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.

Thy hand presseth me sore. Ps. xxxviii. 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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