noun, often attributive \ˈr\

Definition of ORE

:  a naturally occurring mineral containing a valuable constituent (as metal) for which it is mined and worked
:  a source from which valuable matter is extracted

Origin of ORE

Middle English or, oor, partly from Old English ōra ore; partly from Old English ār brass; akin to Old High German ēr bronze, Latin aes copper, bronze
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mining and Drilling Terms

trepan, wildcat


noun \ˈər-ə\
plural ore

Definition of ORE

— see krona, krone at money table

Origin of ORE

Swedish öre & Dan & Norwegian øre
First Known Use: 1716

Rhymes with ORE



Definition of ORE


Variants of ORE

Ore or Oreg
ORE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈr\

Definition of ORE for Kids

:  a mineral mined to obtain a substance (as gold) that it contains
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