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ore

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noun, often attributive \ˈȯr\

Definition of ore

  1. 1 :  a naturally occurring mineral containing a valuable constituent (as metal) for which it is mined and worked

  2. 2 :  a source from which valuable matter is extracted



Origin and Etymology 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


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ore

noun \ˈər-ə\

Definition of ore

plural

ore

  1. — see krona, krone at money table



Origin and Etymology of ore

Swedish öre & Dan & Norwegian øre


First Known Use: 1716


Ore

abbreviation

Definition of Ore

  1. Oregon



Variants of ore

or

Oreg


ORE Defined for Kids

ore

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noun \ˈȯr\

Definition of ore for Students

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




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