SORE, n. 1. A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be pained with the slightest pressure. 2. An ulcer; a boil. 3. In Scriptures, grief; affliction. 2 Chr 6. SORE, a. 1. Tender and susceptible of pain from pressure; as, a boil, ulcer or abscess is very sore; a wounded place is sore; inflammation renders a part sore. 2. Tender, as the mind; easily pained, grieved or vexed; very susceptible of irritation from any thing that crosses the inclination. Malice and hatred are very fretting, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy. 3. Affected with inflammation; as sore eyes. 4. Violent with pain; severe; afflictive; distressing; as a sore disease; sore evil or calamity; a sore night. 5. Severe; violent; as a sore conflict. 6. Criminal; evil. SORE, adv. 1. With painful violence; intensely; severely; grievously. They hand presseth me sore. 2. Greatly; violently; deeply. He was sorely afflicted at the loss of his son. Sore sigh'd the knight, who this long sermon heard. SORE, v.t. To wound; to make sore. SORE, n. A hawk of the first year.