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ore

1

[ awr, ohr ]

noun

  1. a metal-bearing mineral or rock, or a native metal, that can be mined at a profit.
  2. a mineral or natural product serving as a source of some nonmetallic substance, as sulfur.


öre

2

[ œ-ruh ]

noun

, plural ö·re.
  1. a bronze coin of Norway, one 100th of a krone.
  2. a zinc or bronze coin of Denmark, one 100th of a krone.
  3. a bronze coin of Sweden, one 100th of a krona.
  4. a fractional currency of the Faeroe Islands, one 100th of a krona.

Ore.

3

abbreviation for

  1. Oregon.

öre

1

/ ˈørə /

noun

  1. a Scandinavian monetary unit worth one hundredth of a Swedish krona and ( øre ) one hundredth of a Danish and Norwegian krone


ore

2

/ ɔː /

noun

  1. any naturally occurring mineral or aggregate of minerals from which economically important constituents, esp metals, can be extracted

ore

/ ôr /

  1. A naturally occurring mineral or rock from which a valuable or useful substance, especially a metal, can be extracted at a reasonable cost.


ore

  1. In geology , a mineral that contains a commercially useful material, such as gold or uranium .


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Notes

Ore deposits are generally mined, and the ore is processed to recover the material.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ore1

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

Origin of ore2

First recorded in 1600–10; ultimately from Latin aureus “a gold coin of ancient Rome”; aureus ( def )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ore1

Old English ār, ōra; related to Gothic aiz, Latin aes, Dutch oer
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Example Sentences

At its heart, the plan is to vertically integrate a large portion of Tesla’s battery production, “from mining the ore to the complete battery pack,” as Musk put it.

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Chris Salisbury, iron ore unit CEO, and Simone Niven, group executive of corporate relations, will also exit.

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The region’s deposits of coal and iron ore were made accessible by that canal, attracting big businesses like Standard Oil and Goodyear Tires.

She works for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Ore.

She’s already created these “city portraits” for Philadelphia and Portland, Ore.

It is a major buyer of Venezuelan oil and gas and Brazilian iron ore.

In China, for example, tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold are mined and ore is imported from other countries.

In Portland, Ore., a delusional veteran jumps off the roof of the VA hospital.

Goldfields in Nevada that had been neglected because the ore was just too expensive to extract were now attractive properties.

Exports—ranging from soy, flowers, copper, and iron ore to computers, appliances, and jets—have boomed.

Italian ore, generally speaking, is won by running driftways, or tunnelling into the face of the rock.

From the said mixture, although they tried it several times, it was impossible to fuse or melt the said ore.

After cobbing, great care is required in sorting the ore into the respective grades of Nos. 1, 2, and 3.

At half a yard below the shaft we found a lively coppery ore, with its particles of silver.

This filtration did not happen in Santa Rosa, on account of the quantity of hard copper ore on which the engine is situated.

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