Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Her tender side is gored; her spotless and snowy coat is deformed with blood.

I should just collapse at the bottom, and be gored to death, I know I should!

"I thought we were going to be gored to death," she quavered.

The tenant's ox was gored to death by a heifer belonging to the lawyer.

The skirt should be so gored as to form no gathers or plaits at the waist.

Instead of three, you may have a plain five or seven gored skirt.

It makes a heap of difference whose ox is gored, they tell us.

If a horse or mule refused, he was likely to be gored to death.

What were the last words of the bugler who was gored by the bull?

Suddenly one gored the other to death and pushed him into the river, then went on his way.


"triangular piece of ground," Old English gara, related to gar "spear" (see gar), on the notion of "triangularity." Hence also meanings "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular piece of cloth" (early 14c.).