[ awr, ohr ]
/ ɔr, oʊr /
a metal-bearing mineral or rock, or a native metal, that can be mined at a profit.
a mineral or natural product serving as a source of some nonmetallic substance, as sulfur.
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Origin of ore
before 900; conflation of Middle English ore,Old English ōra ore, unreduced metal; and Middle English or(e) ore, metal, Old English ār brass, cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German ēr,Old Norse eir,Gothic aiz; compare Latin aes bronze, coin, money
Definition for ore (2 of 3)
[ œ-ruh ]
/ ˈœ rə /
noun, plural ö·re.
a bronze coin of Norway, the 100th part of a krone.
a zinc or bronze coin of Denmark, the 100th part of a krone.
a bronze coin of Sweden, the 100th part of a krona.
a fractional currency of the Faeroe Islands, the 100th part of a krona.
Also ø·re (for defs. 1, 2) .
Origin of öre
1600–10; ≪ Latin aureus a gold coin
Definition for ore (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for ore (1 of 2)
/ (ɔː) /
any naturally occurring mineral or aggregate of minerals from which economically important constituents, esp metals, can be extracted
Word Origin for ore
Old English ār, ōra; related to Gothic aiz, Latin aes, Dutch oer
British Dictionary definitions for ore (2 of 2)
/ (ˈørə) /
noun plural öre
a Scandinavian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Swedish krona and (øre) one hundredth of a Danish and Norwegian krone
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Scientific definitions for ore
[ ôr ]
A naturally occurring mineral or rock from which a valuable or useful substance, especially a metal, can be extracted at a reasonable cost.
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Cultural definitions for ore
notes for ore
Ore deposits are generally mined, and the ore is processed to recover the material.
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