Definition of galore in US English:

galore

adjective

  • postpositive In abundance.

    ‘there were prizes galore for everything’
    • ‘The Dales village is set to play host to its second folk festival when there will be guitars galore and fiddles aplenty.’
    • ‘Set in the historic Borders, there are castles and kirks galore, and you can use it as a stopping point on the Southern Upland Way.’
    • ‘Traffic was light, traffic lights are few and the homes he passed have curb appeal galore.’
    • ‘There are prizes galore for the best dressed male and female, and best hat, plus sweeps and raffles during the day.’
    • ‘Apart from the whales, it's a certainty you'll see dolphins galore.’
    • ‘While there are meetings galore, the minutes, if any, are a perfunctory affair.’
    • ‘The birds at my home are very active and I have house finches galore on my feeder.’
    • ‘There will be turkeys and hams galore to the lucky winners so be there and get your Christmas Day dinner sorted out.’
    • ‘The walk will be led by two authentically dressed Georgian characters, and there will be readings and stories galore.’
    • ‘Prizes galore will be available on the night with vouchers and gifts being raffled off during the interval.’
    • ‘There will be music galore with junior music competitions and junior and senior fiddle competitions.’
    • ‘The entry fee is 20 for a table of four and there will be raffles galore on the night so why not come along and support a good cause?’
    • ‘He took him on trips, gave him endless free meals on his tab, gave him contributions galore.’
    • ‘Food and wine galore mix with two balmy autumn days where you can sit and relax, and, listen to music.’
    • ‘The game degenerated into something of a muddle for a spell, with both sides missing passes and points galore.’
    • ‘I'll admit to being biased, being born and bred in South East London, but there are treasures galore south of the river.’
    • ‘It's responsible for websites aplenty, spoofs galore, and enough memes to make your ears fall off into your coffee.’
    • ‘Sunday afternoon was family day in Smith's field with races and stalls and competitions galore.’
    • ‘We have had gold medallists if not galore, then aplenty, so let's consult them.’
    • ‘There will be attractions for young and old, raffles galore, which will include a Super Valu hamper.’
    aplenty, in abundance, in profusion, in great quantity, in large numbers, by the dozen
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Irish go leor, literally ‘to sufficiency’.

Pronunciation

galore

/ɡəˈlôr//ɡəˈlɔr/