gore

Do you like horror movies? Then you probably like gore: bloody, yucky, violent action.

Gore certainly includes the bloody violence in zombie movies, but it can also refer to real-life violence, especially bloodshed and murder. If you stabbed someone with a sword, you gored them. An animal with sharp horns, like a bull, can gore a person to death. Gore is also blood that's clotting in a wound. An un-bloody, unrelated meaning of gore is a triangle-shaped piece of cloth used in making umbrellas, sails, and some clothes.

Definitions of gore
  1. noun
    coagulated blood from a wound
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    type of:
    blood
    the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
  2. noun
    the shedding of blood resulting in murder
    synonyms: bloodshed
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    type of:
    execution, murder, slaying
    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
  3. verb
    wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument
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    type of:
    pierce, thrust
    penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
  4. noun
    a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails
    synonyms: panel
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    type of:
    piece of cloth, piece of material
    a separate part consisting of fabric
  5. verb
    cut into gores
    gore a skirt”
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    type of:
    cut, tailor
    style and tailor in a certain fashion
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