What does the word lore mean?

Usage examples for lore

  1. Milton no doubt kept on hand many loose passages of poetry, both original and borrowed, ready to be worked up into larger pieces; all poets are smothered in odd scraps of verse and lore which they 'fit in' as occasion requires; and it is therefore quite possible that some fragments now included in 'Paradise Lost' may have been complete before the 'Adamo Caduto' was printed. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  2. No one questions his knowledge of wild woodland lore. – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  3. Already she is wise in the lore of women's ways, especially young married women who make a bid for the attention of gentlemen. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas