Sore falcon. (Zoöl.) See Sore, n., 1.

(Sore), n. (Zoöl.) A young hawk or falcon in the first year.

2. (Zoöl.) A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.

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

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

2. 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.

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

4. Criminal; wrong; evil. [Obs.] Shak.

Sore throat(Med.), inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche.Malignant, Ulceratedor Putrid, sore throat. See Angina, and under Putrid.

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

(||Sor"des) n. [L., fr. sordere to be dirty or foul.] Foul matter; excretion; dregs; filthy, useless, or rejected matter of any kind; specifically (Med.), the foul matter that collects on the teeth and tongue in low fevers and other conditions attended with great vital depression.

(Sor"det) n. [See Sordine.] (Mus.) A sordine.

(Sor"did) a. [L. sordidus, fr. sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to E. swart: cf. F. sordide. See Swart, a.]

1. Filthy; foul; dirty. [Obs.]

A sordid god; down from his hoary chin
A length of beard descends, uncombed, unclean.

2. Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals. "To scorn the sordid world." Milton.

3. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.

He may be old,
And yet sordid, who refuses gold.
Sir J. Denham.

(Sor*did"ly) n. Sordidness. [Obs.]

(Sor"did*ly) adv. In a sordid manner.

(Sor"did*ness), n. The quality or state of being sordid.

(Sor"dine) n. [It. sordina, sordino, from sordo deaf, dull-sounding, L. surdus. See Surd.] (Mus.) See Damper, and 5th Mute.

(Sore) a. [F. saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon. See Sorrel, n.] Reddish brown; sorrel. [R.]

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