Ore meaning

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The definition of an ore is a combination of minerals from which metal or sulfur can be removed.

An example of an ore is iron.

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A mineral or an aggregate of minerals from which a valuable constituent, especially a metal, can be profitably mined or extracted.
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A monetary unit of Sweden, equal to1100 of a krona.
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A monetary unit equal to1100 of a Danish krone or Norwegian krone.
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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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Rock that contains utilitarian materials; primarily a rock containing metals or gems which -- at the time of the rock's evaluation and proposal for extraction -- are able to be separated from its neighboring minerals and processed at a cost that does not exceed those materials' present-day economic values.
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A Swedish unit of currency equal to1100 of the krona.
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A unit of currency equal to1100 of the krone in Denmark and Norway.
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Any natural combination of minerals, esp. one from which a metal or metals can be profitably extracted.
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A natural substance from which a nonmetallic material, such as sulfur, can be extracted.
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Origin of ore

  • Swedish from Old Norse eyrir from Latin aureus gold coin from aurum gold

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English ōra and from Old English ār brass, copper, bronze

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Danish Norwegian both from Old Norse eyrir öre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English or, oor, blend of Old English ōra (“ore, unwrought metal") and ār (“brass, copper, bronze"), the first a derivate of ear (“earth"), the second from Proto-Germanic *aiz (compare Old Norse eir (“brass, copper"), German ehern (“brazen, bronzen"), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌶 (aiz, “ore")), from Proto-Indo-European *áyos, h₂éyos. Confer Latin aes (“bronze, copper"), Avestan ayah, Sanskrit अयस् (áyas, “copper, iron").

    From Wiktionary