Origin of ore
Definition for ore (2 of 3)
noun, plural ö·re.
Origin of öre
Definition for ore (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for ore
In China, for example, tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold are mined and ore is imported from other countries.Helter Smelter No More: Moving to Conflict Free Minerals|Intel|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Goldfields in Nevada that had been neglected because the ore was just too expensive to extract were now attractive properties.All that Glitters Is Not Gold: Inside the New Bubble|Wendy Smith|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But with ore prices up nearly 50 percent in value over the last 12 months, gold fever has swept the rainforest again.
Eight parts of ore furnish, on an average, about one of schlich.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
When the ore is found in strata or lumps near the surface, they dig down to it.Popular Technology; Volume 2|Edward Hazen
The net profits of these mines to their owners are said to be six thousand dollars a day; and mountains of ore are still in sight.Alaska|Ella Higginson
Ore in that condition did not handle easily, taking up time and costing considerably more to handle than when dry.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats|James R. Mears
What does Coleson do with the ore after he gets it to the surface?Copper Coleson's Ghost|Edward P. Hendrick
British Dictionary definitions for ore (1 of 2)
Word Origin for ore
British Dictionary definitions for ore (2 of 2)
noun plural öre
Word Origin and History for ore
12c., merger of Old English ora "ore, unworked metal" (related to ear "earth," cognate with Low German ur "iron-containing ore," Dutch oer, Old Norse aurr "gravel"); and Old English ar "brass, copper, bronze," from Proto-Germanic *ajiz- (cf. Old Norse eir "brass, copper," German ehern "brazen," Gothic aiz "bronze"), from PIE *aus- "gold" (see aureate). The two words were not fully assimilated till 17c.; what emerged has the form of ar but the meaning of ora.