Definition of Snore

1. Noun. The rattling noise produced when snoring.

Generic synonyms: Noise

2. Verb. Breathe noisily during one's sleep. "She complained that her husband snores"
Exact synonyms: Saw Logs, Saw Wood
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Respire, Suspire, Take A Breath
Entails: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber
Derivative terms: Snorer, Snoring

3. Noun. The act of snoring or producing a snoring sound.
Exact synonyms: Snoring, Stertor
Generic synonyms: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Derivative terms: Stertorous

Definition of Snore

1. v. i. To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep.

2. n. A harsh nasal noise made in sleep.

Definition of Snore

1. Verb. To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate. ¹

2. Noun. The act of snoring, and the noise produced. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) An extremely boring person or event. ¹

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Definition of Snore

1. to breathe loudly while sleeping [v SNORED, SNORING, SNORES]

Medical Definition of Snore

1. To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep. Origin: OE. Snoren, AS. Snora a snoring; akin to LG. Snoren, snorken, snurken, to snore, D. Snorken, G. Schnarchen to snore, schnarren to rattle, MHG. Snarren, Sw. Snarka to snore, Icel. Snarka to sputter, fizzle. Cf. Snarl to growl, Sneer, Snort. See Snoring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Snore

snore (current term)
snoring rail
snoring rails
snorkel breather
snorkel diving

Literary usage of Snore

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1802 I snore is less flagitious than I swear ; and farther, when you hear a Yanke, with his eyes open, aver that he snores, it may serve to give you an idea ..."

2. The Ancient British Drama by Robert Dodsley (1810)
"Good Master snore, you are the constable. You may do it, as they say, be it right or ... Mrt snore. Aye, or the whores : my husband's And still takes саге, ..."

3. The Ancient British Drama by Robert Dodsley (1810)
"Death ! there's old snore The constable, his wife, a regiment of halberds, And Mistress Queasy ... Afrt snore. Days o' my breath, I have not seen the like! ..."

4. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"Cf. gogo, the noise of phlegm in the throat ; goio, to snore ; to breathe through the nose ... to snore. Fiji—cf. kuru, to thunder. ..."

5. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes by Isaac Reed, Robert Dodsley, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"Good master snore, you are the constable, You may do it, as they say, ... Mistress snore. Aye, or the whores: my husband's open; And still takes care, ..."

6. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"All from Teut. base SNAR, to make a growling or rattling noise in the throat, hence, to snore. It is used in the sense of ' snore ' in some Teut. tongues ..."

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